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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 20 2018

Judge in Abilify MDL allows additional depositions just weeks before first trial

A federal magistrate judge is allowing plaintiffs suing the makers of antipsychotic drug Abilify to take additional depositions based on newly disclosed company audit reports.

Apr 20 2018

Q&A: Kreindler's Justin Green on what post-Southwest 1380 lawsuits might look like

The fatal incident on a Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday has sparked a safety debate, with the Federal Aviation Administration preparing to order far-reaching inspections of the engine type believed to be responsible for the accident.

Apr 19 2018

Wisconsin court allows lawsuit against gun sale website to proceed

A Wisconsin appeals court on Thursday ruled that the daughter of a woman killed in a 2012 mass shooting can sue the operator of a firearms classified ad website from which the killer illegally bought his gun.

Apr 18 2018

County claims in VW Dieselgate litigation are preempted - federal judge

A federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation of Volkswagen AG's manipulation of diesel engine emissions data dismissed lawsuits by counties in Florida and Utah, finding their claims to be preempted by the U.S. Clean Air Act.

Apr 17 2018

GSK Avandia suits get lost in translation as CA appeals court reverses summary judgment

A California state appeals court has overturned a summary judgment ruling in four lawsuits alleging GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia caused serious heart conditions, finding the Armenian plaintiffs' lack of English prevented them from learning about the cause of their disease in time.

Apr 16 2018

J&J Baby Powder litigation takes new focus with asbestos claims

NEW YORK A $117 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson and a supplier in favor of a man who said his asbestos-related cancer was caused by long-term use of J&J's Baby Powder could open a new front for thousands of cases claiming the widely-used product caused cancer, legal experts and plaintiffs lawyers said.

Apr 16 2018

New Jersey jury hits Bard with $68 mln in pelvic mesh trial

A state court jury in New Jersey has ordered medical device maker C.R. Bard Inc to pay $68 million to a South Carolina woman and her husband, who claimed she suffered injuries after being implanted with Bard's pelvic mesh devices.

Apr 12 2018

Auto industry lawyers warn automated driving hype will be a legal matter

NEW YORK Deadly crashes involving Tesla Inc and Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] vehicles operating entirely or in part under automated systems have made a once-abstract problem very real for auto industry lawyers gathered at a recent conference.

Apr 11 2018

Plaintiff urges judge to keep Fitbit heart-monitoring lawsuit beating

An Arizona man accusing Fitbit Inc of falsely advertising the accuracy of the heart-rate-monitoring technology of its wearable fitness trackers urged a federal judge to deny a motion to dismiss brought by the company.

Apr 11 2018

J&J, Imerys unit must pay $117 million in N.J. asbestos cancer case

NEW YORK Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, a unit of Imerys SA, must pay $117 million in damages in a case involving a man who said he developed cancer due to his exposure to asbestos in talc-based products, a New Jersey state court jury said on Wednesday.

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