In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. District Judge presiding over the Bard hernia mesh litigation decided to push the starting dates for the first two bellwether trials back to July and September 2020. U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus, who presides over all federal hernia mesh lawsuits against C.R. Bard, issued two case […]
After getting in a car accident, you may feel scared and stressed, especially if the car accident wasn’t your fault. However, following a simple checklist of easy-to-follow steps can remove the fear and worry that can follow after being a car accident. We want to provide you with the tools to help you feel prepared […]
The U.S. District judge presiding over all federal 3M earplug cases has selected a small group of 3M claims to be prepared for early trial dates in 2021. These cases raise similar claims that 3M Company’s Combat Arms earplugs were defective and caused soldiers to develop severe hearing problems. U.S. District Judge Case Rodgers, who […]
The investigative news source ProPublica compiled and released a thorough list of Catholic clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse, including hundreds of priests from California. ProPublica’s database encompasses all the lists American Catholic religious orders dioceses have released as of about 2018. According to ProPublica’s officials, many American dioceses point to a 2018 Pennsylvania grand […]
A complaint filed earlier this month claims toxic “forever” chemicals in firefighting foams caused a man to develop testicular cancer. The claim indicates that the firefighting foam manufacturers withheld safety warnings about the side effects of using aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs). The lawsuit, filed by Mark Austin Goldendale, WA, alleges that he developed testicular cancer […]
In a groundbreaking action, eight sexual abuse survivors filed a federal claim against the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, D.C., seeking to hold the youth organization accountable for failing to protect children from molesters in the Boy Scouts. The suit, submitted January 6, says the plaintiffs were sexually abused by adult leaders in the […]
As more vaping injury and addiction claims flood into the courts, the judge presiding over the JUUL litigation recently appointed lawyers for leadership positions in the MDL. Currently several dozen JUUL lawsuits pend in the federal courts, all raising similar claims that JUUL Labs failed to warn individuals about the high risk of addiction and […]
For years priests used the religious rule of “pontifical secrecy” as an excuse not to report cases of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. Now, that has come to an end. On December 17, Pope Francis announced the rule of pontifical secrecy no longer applies to cases of sexual abuse. The Vatican-based leader indicated this […]
Waves of JUUL Nicotine Addiction Lawsuits Expected in Multidistrict Litigation In anticipation of increasing numbers of injury and addiction claims against JUUL Labs, a federal judge approves of the direct filing of JUUL lawsuits into the JUUL federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) instead of separate state courts. Currently, several dozen lawsuits against JUUL Labs, manufacturers of […]
Victims Claim Hotels Ignored Sex Trafficking to Maintain Profits According to nearly two dozen lawsuits scattered across the U.S., hotels have been turning a blind eye to sexual trafficking and sex slavery in order to keep up their profits. The most recent to hit the media is a personal injury filed on behalf of a […]
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