CR Bard to Stay Put in IVC Filter Multidistrict Litigation

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C.R. Bard’s argument to get out of multidistrict litigation is denied.

An Arizona federal judge has dismissed C.R. Bard Inc.’s request to evade multidistrict litigation, ruling the state law claims are not preempted by federal law. Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a procedure the federal courts use to handle hundreds or thousands of lawsuits that may be filed in federal courts...

City Demolitions Show Lack of Asbestos Mitigation

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Austin’s city council will study demolitions’ effect on affordable housing and how a lack of mitigation on asbestos may not be helping.

A recent audit in Austin, Texas has found an increasing number of housing demolitions with a lack of safety oversight. As such, the Austin City Council has approved resolutions aimed at addressing the issue brought by a city council member who has...

Ethicon Withholds Info to Protect Mesh Profits

unsafe medical devices A consistent chain of behavior demonstrates Ethicon’s disregard for patient safety, making profit its first priority, and dragging its heels on reprinting mesh instructions with proper warnings.

On November 29th, company officials from Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson unit, presented deposition testimony admitting the company was aware of potential complications related to a mesh medical...

The DIY Phenomenon with the Potential to Kill

asbestos attorneys There’s more than meets the eye to home renovations that lead to unintentional asbestos exposure.

You work. You spend years saving. You’re finally able to move into a home of your own. One unsuspecting afternoon there’s a fire with significant damage. You’re then told that your house is filled with asbestos. This is what happened to an Australian couple after living in the home that...

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Fight for Justice Continues Today

environmental justice Environmental injustice demonstrates a lack of justice for all

Today we stop to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who fought for equality and human rights not just for African Americans, but also for the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice.

There is an increasing concern in the United States that the broad array of environmental...

Justices Just Say “No” to Review of Removal of Filter Suits

inferior vena cava filters On Monday, November 27, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a medical device maker.

The appeal sought to remove eight consolidated suits involving more than 100 consumers allegedly harmed by the company’s vascular filters from California state court to federal court. The Supreme Court’s decision leaves intact the 9th Circuit’s ruling that the cases against Cordis Corp. do...

Clarity in the Evolving World of E-Discovery

national plaintiffs’ law firm The Supreme Court Offers Clarity in the Ever-Evolving World of E-Discovery in In re State Farm Lloyds

As computers, smart phones, and other electronic devices have become commonplace, electronic discovery or e-discovery has become an extremely difficult and expensive part of litigation and has flummoxed even the most seasoned litigators. Over the past several years, there have been...

Asbestos Ban Can Eliminate Confusion and Danger

malignant mesothelioma A proactive approach to banning and eliminating asbestos on ships prevents exposure and unnecessary illness and death.

Lack of uniformity can often lead to confusion, but when it involves a dangerous carcinogen such as asbestos, the likelihood of danger significantly increases as well. According to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), there are two options for...

Xarelto vs. Aspirin…The Outcome May Shock You

Xarelto® attorneys According to a study, prescription Xarelto® shows no superiority compared to over-the-counter aspirin.

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Research & Development have acknowledged that their Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) has failed a Phase III trial assessing the anticoagulant in patients with a recent embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS). In comparison with aspirin, Xarelto®...

New Agreement Yields New Regs for Weed Killer Dicamba

pesticide drift An end-goal of damage reduction leads the EPA and three major biotech firms to agree to stricter regulations for a popular herbicide, but is it enough?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with agricultural and chemical manufacturers, including Monsanto, to reduce damage caused by a weed killer that can drift and hurt nearby crops, deciding that new requirements...

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