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Judge Rejects J&J’s Fraud Allegations in Mesothelioma Talc Study Case
Judge Rejects J&J’s Fraud Allegations in Mesothelioma Talc Study Case

Mary Pieper
4 mins read - July 2, 2024

A scientist has scored a victory over Johnson & Johnson, which alleged her influential research linking asbestos-contaminated cosmetic products to the deadly cancer...

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Judge Dismisses Bid to Block J&J’s $6.48B Talc Settlement
Judge Dismisses Bid to Block J&J’s $6.48B Talc Settlement

Melissa Bill
4 mins read - July 1, 2024

On June 28, a federal judge rejected a preliminary order by cancer victims aimed at blocking Johnson & Johnson from moving forward on its proposed  $6.48 billion bankruptcy...

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Breaking Down the J&J Talc Settlement by State: Who Gets What?
Breaking Down the J&J Talc Settlement by State: Who Gets What?

John Edwards
6 mins read - June 28, 2024

The recent $700 million settlement by Johnson & Johnson marks a significant milestone in the battle over the safety of talc products. This settlement aims to resolve thousands...

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Lawsuit Seeks Justice for Women at Risk from J&J Talc Powder
Lawsuit Seeks Justice for Women at Risk from J&J Talc Powder

Mary Pieper
3 mins read - June 18, 2024

Women who are at risk for ovarian or fallopian tube cancer due to prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder products could benefit from court-supervised health...

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Cancer Victims Motion Judge to Block J&J’s Bankruptcy Settlement
Cancer Victims Motion Judge to Block J&J’s Bankruptcy Settlement

Melissa Bill
3 mins read - June 13, 2024

Lawyers for talc claimants filed a motion on Tuesday in a New Jersey court, seeking to prevent a planned third J&J bankruptcy from being filed in Texas or any other...

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J&J Agrees to Settle Consumer Deception Claims for $700 Million
J&J Agrees to Settle Consumer Deception Claims for $700 Million

Mary Pieper
2 mins read - June 11, 2024

More than 40 states have reached a $700 million settlement agreement with Johnson & Johnson to resolve claims the company violated consumer protection laws by deceiving the...

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J&J Faces New Mesothelioma Trial in Texas Over Talc Claims
J&J Faces New Mesothelioma Trial in Texas Over Talc Claims

Mary Pieper
3 mins read - June 11, 2024

A jury trial is underway in Texas to determine if Johnson & Johnson is responsible for a man developing mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer, after decades of using the...

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J&J and Beasley Allen Clash Over $6.48 Billion Talc Settlement
J&J and Beasley Allen Clash Over $6.48 Billion Talc Settlement

Melissa Bill
3 mins read - June 5, 2024

The legal fight continued between Johnson & Johnson and plaintiffs firm Beasley Allen last week when accusations of “ethical lapses” and a “revenge...

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Historic $260M Verdict Against J&J in Asbestos-Tainted Talc Case
Historic $260M Verdict Against J&J in Asbestos-Tainted Talc Case

Mary Pieper
2 mins read - June 4, 2024

An Oregon jury has found Johnson & Johnson must pay $260 million to a woman who got mesothelioma after inhaling the company’s talc powder for more than 30 years. Monday’s...

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Women File Class Action Suit Over J&J’s Attempts to Evade Talc Claims
Women File Class Action Suit Over J&J’s Attempts to Evade Talc Claims

Mary Pieper
3 mins read - June 2, 2024

A group of women who sued Johnson & Johnson, saying they developed cancer after using the company’s talc products, have filed a class action lawsuit claiming J&J engaged...

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Study Finds Cancer Link in Talc, Pressuring J&J’s $6.5 Billion Settlement Plan
Study Finds Cancer Link in Talc, Pressuring J&J’s $6.5 Billion Settlement Plan

Melissa Bill
4 mins read - May 27, 2024

Johnson & Johnson is on the verge of settling more than 50,000 lawsuits alleging that the use of its widely-used talc baby powder led to claimants developing ovarian cancer....

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Jury Awards $15M in Mesothelioma Verdict Against R.T. Vanderbilt
Jury Awards $15M in Mesothelioma Verdict Against R.T. Vanderbilt

Mary Pieper
2 mins read - May 17, 2024

A jury has handed up a verdict of $15 million against R.T. Vanderbilt Holding Company Inc. on behalf of the family of a man who died of mesothelioma following asbestos...

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Court Doubles Pabst’s Mesothelioma Payout to $13.4M
Court Doubles Pabst’s Mesothelioma Payout to $13.4M

Mary Pieper
2 mins read - May 17, 2024

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has increased the award from $6.9 million to $13.4 million for the family of a steamfitter who died of mesothelioma in 2018 due to asbestos exposure...

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Illinois Jury Awards $45M in J&J Baby Powder Case
Illinois Jury Awards $45M in J&J Baby Powder Case

Melissa Bill
3 mins read - May 3, 2024

On Friday, an Illinois court ordered Johnson & Johnson and Kenvue to pay $45 million in a case that involved a family that alleged a link between the relative’s death after...

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Miami Judge Declares Mistrial in Ovarian Cancer Case filed against J&J talc
Miami Judge Declares Mistrial in Ovarian Cancer Case filed against J&J talc

Melissa Bill
4 mins read - April 22, 2024

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas declared a mistrial in the first ovarian cancer trial involving Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder following its failed talc...

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Florida Jury Hears Opening Statements Against Johnson & Johnson
Florida Jury Hears Opening Statements Against Johnson & Johnson

Melissa Bill
4 mins read - April 8, 2024

A Sarasota jury will soon hear evidence from attorney’s representing a local family pertaining to the long-term use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based baby powder and its link...

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Talc Producer Proposes $862.5M Trust to Settle Cancer Claims
Talc Producer Proposes $862.5M Trust to Settle Cancer Claims

Mary Pieper
2 mins read - February 1, 2024

Thousands of consumers who claim they developed mesothelioma and other cancers from using baby powder and other products containing talc the US division of a French company...

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The Cost of Powder: J&J’s $700 Million Leap to Settle Asbestos Cancer Claims
The Cost of Powder: J&J’s $700 Million Leap to Settle Asbestos Cancer Claims

Mary Pieper
2 mins read - January 24, 2024

Facing pressure from potential lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson has tentatively agreed to pay nearly $700 million to end a probe by more than 40 US states into claims that the...

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American International Appeals Subpoena Ruling in Talc Mesothelioma Case
American International Appeals Subpoena Ruling in Talc Mesothelioma Case

John Edwards
2 mins read - December 12, 2023

American International Industries is appealing to the Fourth Circuit to overturn a magistrate judge’s decision that blocked the company from accessing the names of 75...

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Judge Rules Ford Not Liable in Mesothelioma Lawsuit Due to Prior Settlements
Judge Rules Ford Not Liable in Mesothelioma Lawsuit Due to Prior Settlements

John Edwards
2 mins read - November 10, 2023

test- A North Carolina federal judge has ruled that Ford Motor Co. is not responsible for paying any part of a $275,000 jury award to a widow, due to significant settlements she...

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NJ Judge Approves Limited Legal Fees in J&J Talc Bankruptcy
NJ Judge Approves Limited Legal Fees in J&J Talc Bankruptcy

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - September 26, 2023

A New Jersey bankruptcy judge has approved the payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and expenses to attorneys representing talc tort claimants in the...

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Florida Appeals Court Reopens Mesothelioma Case Against Carlisle
Florida Appeals Court Reopens Mesothelioma Case Against Carlisle

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - August 15, 2023

A Florida appeals court has reversed a lower court’s decision, allowing a lawsuit to proceed against Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction Inc. The suit claims that Joan...

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Viking Pump Inc. Moves to Dismiss NC Asbestos Lawsuit in NC
Viking Pump Inc. Moves to Dismiss NC Asbestos Lawsuit in NC

John Edwards
2 mins read - August 14, 2023

Viking Pump Inc. has requested a North Carolina federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former DuPont worker who alleges his mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure...

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Washington Supreme Court Confirms $4M ExxonMobil Asbestos Verdict
Washington Supreme Court Confirms $4M ExxonMobil Asbestos Verdict

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - July 30, 2023

Washington’s highest court has confirmed a jury verdict against ExxonMobil Oil Co., ruling that the company was liable for exposing a contractor to asbestos, which led to his...

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California Jury Awards $18.8 Million to Mesothelioma Patient In J&J Suit
California Jury Awards $18.8 Million to Mesothelioma Patient In J&J Suit

John Edwards
2 mins read - July 18, 2023

On Tuesday, a California jury awarded $18.8 million to 24-year-old Emory Hernandez Valadez, a mesothelioma sufferer and longtime user of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder....

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California Jury Grants $107M to Janitor’s Family for Asbestos Death
California Jury Grants $107M to Janitor’s Family for Asbestos Death

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - July 12, 2023

A California jury has awarded approximately $107 million in damages to the family of Joel Hernandezcueva, a 45-year-old janitor who died from mesothelioma, a cancer linked to...

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Seventh Circuit Reinstates Asbestos Packaging Lawsuit Against Kiln Manufacturer
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Asbestos Packaging Lawsuit Against Kiln Manufacturer

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - June 21, 2023

The Seventh Circuit breathed new life into a lawsuit implicating a kiln device manufacturer in a mesothelioma case, asserting that the manufacturer’s responsibility to...

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Chapter 11 Dismissal Trial Key in J&J Talc Case
Chapter 11 Dismissal Trial Key in J&J Talc Case

John Edwards
2 mins read - June 8, 2023

In a significant development in the Chapter 11 case of Johnson & Johnson’s bankrupt talc unit, a New Jersey bankruptcy judge opted to defer several critical rulings on...

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Talc Unit Fights for $8.9 Billion Bankruptcy Settlement
Talc Unit Fights for $8.9 Billion Bankruptcy Settlement

Michael McGrady
2 mins read - June 6, 2023

LTL Management LLC, Johnson & Johnson’s talc unit, stands firm in defending its second Chapter 11 filing against objections from talc injury claimants. In a filed...

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Hess Corp. Settles Asbestos Claims for $106 Million
Hess Corp. Settles Asbestos Claims for $106 Million

John Edwards
2 mins read - May 25, 2023

Oil and gas giant Hess Corp. has reached an agreement to settle asbestos injury claims related to its subsidiary HONX Inc.’s operations at an oil refinery, as outlined in a...

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Judge Rejects Consolidation of Dow Mesothelioma Cases
Judge Rejects Consolidation of Dow Mesothelioma Cases

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - May 19, 2023

In a recent ruling, U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II has denied the consolidation of two mesothelioma cases against Dow Chemical and Fluor, emphasizing the distinct...

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Whittaker Clark & Daniels Files for Bankruptcy Amid Asbestos Lawsuit Fallout
Whittaker Clark & Daniels Files for Bankruptcy Amid Asbestos Lawsuit Fallout

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - May 8, 2023

Talc supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels, along with three affiliated companies, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New Jersey. The filing, made on Wednesday, cites...

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North Carolina Couple Drops Defendants in Asbestos Lawsuit
North Carolina Couple Drops Defendants in Asbestos Lawsuit

John Edwards
2 mins read - May 1, 2023

A North Carolina couple has decided to remove multiple defendants, including 3M, from their lawsuit concerning asbestos exposure at a former DuPont facility, as a judge considers...

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North Carolina Families Seek to Consolidate Asbestos Lawsuits 
North Carolina Families Seek to Consolidate Asbestos Lawsuits 

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - April 13, 2023

Two North Carolina families, asserting that asbestos products from The Dow Chemical Co., 3M Co., and others caused their relatives’ cancer, are renewing their efforts to...

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Fourth Circuit Denies Appeal in Asbestos-Laden Talc Lawsuit
Fourth Circuit Denies Appeal in Asbestos-Laden Talc Lawsuit

Matthew Davis
1 mins read - April 11, 2023

The Fourth Circuit has rejected a North Carolina mother’s attempt to revive a lawsuit claiming her daughter’s cancer death was due to asbestos in Vanderbilt Minerals...

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FCCI Insurance Seeks Exclusion in Asbestos Lawsuits
FCCI Insurance Seeks Exclusion in Asbestos Lawsuits

John Edwards
2 mins read - April 7, 2023

Two FCCI Insurance units have argued in a Georgia federal court that they are not obligated to provide coverage to a machining company and steel fabricator involved in separate...

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Travelers Unit to Defend Cimbar in Mesothelioma Talc Lawsuit
Travelers Unit to Defend Cimbar in Mesothelioma Talc Lawsuit

John Edwards
2 mins read - March 27, 2023

A Travelers unit, Phoenix Insurance, has been compelled to provide a defense for a mining and mineral production company, Cimbar Performance Minerals, against allegations that its...

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Washington Court Upholds $17M Verdict in Mesothelioma Suit
Washington Court Upholds $17M Verdict in Mesothelioma Suit

John Edwards
2 mins read - March 14, 2023

In a recent ruling, a Washington appeals court upheld a nearly $17 million jury verdict against a paper mill supplier accused of causing a worker’s mesothelioma with its...

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Connecticut Jury Awards $20M in Mesothelioma Case
Connecticut Jury Awards $20M in Mesothelioma Case

John Edwards
2 mins read - March 4, 2023

In a significant legal decision, a Connecticut jury has awarded $20 million to the widow of a man who passed away from mesothelioma in 2020. The verdict holds DAP Inc. and...

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Appeals Court Rules Against Companies in Asbestos-Related Wrongful Death Suit
Appeals Court Rules Against Companies in Asbestos-Related Wrongful Death Suit

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 15, 2023

A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled against Crane Co. and Warren Pump Co. in a wrongful death suit involving asbestos-lined parts used on a U.S. Navy ship. The court found...

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Jury Awards $50 Million To a Woman in Talc Lawsuit Against Avon
Jury Awards $50 Million To a Woman in Talc Lawsuit Against Avon

John Edwards
2 mins read - December 17, 2022

A Los Angeles jury has issued a groundbreaking verdict awarding over $50 million in damages to a 76-year-old woman and her husband in a case involving alleged asbestos-tainted talc...

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Georgia Widow Seeks to Transfer Roundup Lawsuit Back to State Court
Georgia Widow Seeks to Transfer Roundup Lawsuit Back to State Court

John Edwards
2 mins read - September 9, 2022

Janice Dollar, a Georgia widow, has moved to dismiss her wrongful death and product liability lawsuit against Monsanto Co. from federal court, indicating her intent to proceed with...

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Bankruptcy Judge Sanctions Asbestos Claimants in Bestwall LLC Case
Bankruptcy Judge Sanctions Asbestos Claimants in Bestwall LLC Case

John Edwards
2 mins read - August 10, 2022

A North Carolina bankruptcy judge, Judge Laura T. Beyer, took a rare step this week, sanctioning nearly 500 asbestos claimants involved in the Chapter 11 case of...

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$15 Million Awarded in Mesothelioma Case Against Kaiser Gypsum Co. Inc.
$15 Million Awarded in Mesothelioma Case Against Kaiser Gypsum Co. Inc.

John Edwards
2 mins read - July 19, 2022

A New York state jury has rendered a verdict awarding $15 million to the family of Munir Seen, a construction worker who succumbed to mesothelioma in 2019. The jury found Kaiser...

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Ovarian Cancer Patients Seek Representation in J&J Talc Bankruptcy Case
Ovarian Cancer Patients Seek Representation in J&J Talc Bankruptcy Case

John Edwards
2 mins read - April 20, 2022

A law firm representing ovarian cancer patients urged a New Jersey bankruptcy court to address the imbalance in the Chapter 11 case of a Johnson & Johnson talcum powder...

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Florida Court Stands by Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Precedent
Florida Court Stands by Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Precedent

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - March 30, 2022

A Florida appeals court recently upheld its precedent regarding mesothelioma wrongful death suits, affirming that the widow of a mesothelioma victim cannot recover damages for pain...

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New Jersey Appeals Panel Upholds Sanctions Against Ford in Asbestos Trial
New Jersey Appeals Panel Upholds Sanctions Against Ford in Asbestos Trial

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - March 25, 2022

A New Jersey state appeals panel upheld sanctions imposed on Ford Motor Co. for withholding evidence before an asbestos trial, ruling that the court’s action was warranted...

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Talc Firms in Bankruptcy Prolong Settlement Mediation with Claimants
Talc Firms in Bankruptcy Prolong Settlement Mediation with Claimants

John Edwards
2 mins read - March 11, 2022

Two talc producers, Imerys Talc America Inc. and Cyprus Mines Corp., currently in bankruptcy, have informed a Delaware bankruptcy judge of their decision to extend ongoing...

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Bankruptcy Judge Approves J&J’s ‘Stooge’ Talc Subsidiary in Legal Maneuver
Bankruptcy Judge Approves J&J’s ‘Stooge’ Talc Subsidiary in Legal Maneuver

John Edwards
2 mins read - March 4, 2022

In a contentious legal battle, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael B. Kaplan recently refused to dismiss the Chapter 11 case of LTL Management, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson....

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Navy Sailor’s Mesothelioma Lawsuit Targets Foster Wheeler
Navy Sailor’s Mesothelioma Lawsuit Targets Foster Wheeler

John Edwards
2 mins read - March 3, 2022

In a legal showdown fraught with complexity, Foster Wheeler Energy Corp. faces the daunting reality of a lawsuit over a U.S. Navy sailor’s fatal mesothelioma, with a Virginia...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Bankrupt Talc Unit Survives Dismissal Bid
Johnson & Johnson’s Bankrupt Talc Unit Survives Dismissal Bid

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 25, 2022

In a pivotal decision, a New Jersey judge upheld the Chapter 11 filing of Johnson & Johnson’s talc unit, marking a significant victory for mesothelioma and ovarian...

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Washington Appellate Upholds Mesothelioma Verdict Against Kaiser Gypsum
Washington Appellate Upholds Mesothelioma Verdict Against Kaiser Gypsum

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 23, 2022

The Washington State Appeals Court has upheld a $13.5 million verdict against Kaiser Gypsum Co. Inc., (1) dismissing the company’s bid for a new trial in a lawsuit linking...

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J&J Talc Unit Says Ch. 11 Only Recovery Option For Claimants
J&J Talc Unit Says Ch. 11 Only Recovery Option For Claimants

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 18, 2022

In the climactic conclusion to a week-long legal battle, attorneys representing Johnson & Johnson’s bankrupt talc unit delivered their final defense of its Chapter 11...

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Talc Claimants Fight to Dismiss J&J Bankruptcy in High-Stakes Battle
Talc Claimants Fight to Dismiss J&J Bankruptcy in High-Stakes Battle

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 17, 2022

In a gripping culmination to the high-stakes legal battle, two committees representing talc injury claimants in the Chapter 11 case of Johnson & Johnson’s talc unit...

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J&J Talc Unit’s Bankruptcy Trial Unveils Multibillion-Dollar Battle
J&J Talc Unit’s Bankruptcy Trial Unveils Multibillion-Dollar Battle

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 15, 2022

In a riveting courtroom saga, the chief legal officer of Johnson & Johnson’s beleaguered talc unit, LTL Management LLC, testified Tuesday in a New Jersey bankruptcy...

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Law Professors Say J&J Talc Ch. 11 Is Shielding Assets
Law Professors Say J&J Talc Ch. 11 Is Shielding Assets

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 14, 2022

A cadre of legal scholars has thrust itself into the spotlight of Johnson & Johnson’s talc unit’s Chapter 11 proceedings, fervently urging the New Jersey...

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Talc Injury Claimants Accuse J&J of Bankruptcy Maneuvering
Talc Injury Claimants Accuse J&J of Bankruptcy Maneuvering

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 14, 2022

In a riveting courtroom battle, talc injury claimants took center stage in the case of Johnson & Johnson’s talc unit, delivering damning accusations before a New Jersey...

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Legal Scholars Urge Dismissal of Johnson & Johnson Talc Unit’s Chapter 11 Case
Legal Scholars Urge Dismissal of Johnson & Johnson Talc Unit’s Chapter 11 Case

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 11, 2022

A consortium of law professors has entered the fray of Johnson & Johnson’s talc unit’s Chapter 11 case, issuing a resounding call for its dismissal. In an amicus...

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Bankrupt Johnson & Johnson Talc Unit Defends Chapter 11 Move Amid Controversy
Bankrupt Johnson & Johnson Talc Unit Defends Chapter 11 Move Amid Controversy

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 11, 2022

Amidst mounting controversy, the bankrupt Johnson & Johnson talc unit, LTL Management LLC, vehemently defended its Chapter 11 filing, asserting that bankruptcy represents the...

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Corporate Maneuvers in Bankruptcy Cases Draw Scrutiny
Corporate Maneuvers in Bankruptcy Cases Draw Scrutiny

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 8, 2022

In a gripping session before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Tuesday, bankruptcy experts and individuals directly impacted by mass tort Chapter 11 cases laid bare their...

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Reuters Holds Ground Against J&J’s Failed Blocking Attempt
Reuters Holds Ground Against J&J’s Failed Blocking Attempt

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 4, 2022

In a dramatic turn of events, Reuters has informed a New Jersey bankruptcy judge that Johnson & Johnson’s efforts to block the publication of a story detailing the...

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Asbestos Lawsuit Returns to State Court Following Boeing’s Exit
Asbestos Lawsuit Returns to State Court Following Boeing’s Exit

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 3, 2022

In a significant development, a New Jersey federal judge has remanded a lawsuit back to state court after dismissing related claims against The Boeing Co. The lawsuit, brought by...

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New Jersey Judge Permits Amicus Briefs in Johnson & Johnson Talc Bankruptcy Case
New Jersey Judge Permits Amicus Briefs in Johnson & Johnson Talc Bankruptcy Case

John Edwards
2 mins read - February 3, 2022

In a pivotal ruling, a New Jersey bankruptcy cbriefs prepared by legal and bankruptcy professors to be submitted in the Chapter 11 proceeding of Johnson & Johnson’s...

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Bankruptcy Judge Reverses Split of J&J Tort Committee in Talc Spinoff Case
Bankruptcy Judge Reverses Split of J&J Tort Committee in Talc Spinoff Case

John Edwards
1 mins read - January 19, 2022

In a significant turn of events, a New Jersey bankruptcy judge overturned the U.S. Trustee’s decision to divide the tort committee in Johnson & Johnson’s talc...

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NJ High Court Skeptical Of Union Carbide Asbestos Verdict
NJ High Court Skeptical Of Union Carbide Asbestos Verdict

John Edwards
2 mins read - January 19, 2022

In a high-stakes legal battle that could redefine manufacturers’ obligations in warning employees about asbestos exposure risks, the New Jersey Supreme Court engaged in a...

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Johnson & Johnson’s Bankrupt Talc Subsidiary Faces Courtroom Showdowns
Johnson & Johnson’s Bankrupt Talc Subsidiary Faces Courtroom Showdowns

John Edwards
2 mins read - January 14, 2022

In a legal showdown of epic proportions, a New Jersey judge has ruled that Johnson & Johnson’s bankrupt talc subsidiary, LTL Management LLC, will navigate its quest for...

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Fifth Circuit Breathes New Life into Asbestos Suit Against Boeing
Fifth Circuit Breathes New Life into Asbestos Suit Against Boeing

John Edwards
2 mins read - January 13, 2022

In a dramatic legal twist, the Fifth Circuit has delivered a decisive blow to aerospace giant The Boeing Co., overturning an early victory and resurrecting a lawsuit seeking to...

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Bankruptcy Judge Denies Request for Talc Claim Trial Against Johnson & Johnson
Bankruptcy Judge Denies Request for Talc Claim Trial Against Johnson & Johnson

John Edwards
3 mins read - January 11, 2022

In a courtroom showdown rife with tension and legal wrangling, a New Jersey bankruptcy judge delivered a decisive blow on Tuesday, denying a fervent request to allow a pivotal talc...

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Decision Postponed on Whether Talc Spinoff Stay Shelters J&J
Decision Postponed on Whether Talc Spinoff Stay Shelters J&J

John Edwards
2 mins read - January 10, 2022

A New Jersey bankruptcy judge has decided to postpone a ruling on whether Johnson & Johnson can benefit from the litigation pause for its bankrupt talc spinoff, granting a...

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Johnson & Johnson Criticized  for Controversial Bankruptcy Maneuver
Johnson & Johnson Criticized  for Controversial Bankruptcy Maneuver

John Edwards
2 mins read - October 15, 2021

Johnson & Johnson faces intense scrutiny and criticism following a contentious move to shield itself from approximately 38,000 lawsuits implicating its talc baby powder in...

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Ohio man’s estate gets $12.1 million in mesothelioma lawsuit
Ohio man’s estate gets $12.1 million in mesothelioma lawsuit

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - July 19, 2021

According to his estate’s attorneys, the factory had Mitchell “spending several hours every week cutting rope packing with a band saw, which threw asbestos particles in the...

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Supreme Court rejects J&J plea to review $2.1 billion talc case
Supreme Court rejects J&J plea to review $2.1 billion talc case

Michael McGrady
3 mins read - June 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a petition to overturn a previous verdict ordering Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $2.1 billion in damages to 22...

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Dow Chemical Unit Wins New Trial in Mesothelioma Case
Dow Chemical Unit Wins New Trial in Mesothelioma Case

John Edwards
2 mins read - May 26, 2021

In a stunning legal upheaval, a New Jersey appeals court has granted a fresh trial to a Dow Chemical Co. unit, Union Carbide Corp., overturning a hefty $2.38 million judgment. The...

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$26.6M Verdict Stands in Mesothelioma Battle against Copeland
$26.6M Verdict Stands in Mesothelioma Battle against Copeland

John Edwards
2 mins read - May 19, 2021

In a riveting decision that has sent shockwaves through legal circles, a California appeals court has upheld a staggering $26.6 million verdict in a lawsuit alleging that...

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Oklahoma Appeals Court Holds Firm on $8 Million Mesothelioma Verdict
Oklahoma Appeals Court Holds Firm on $8 Million Mesothelioma Verdict

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - May 18, 2021

In a legal showdown, an Oklahoma appeals court has affirmed an $8 million verdict in a tragic mesothelioma lawsuit. The case traces back five years, culminating in a decisive...

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Talc Producer Settles Mesothelioma Case Mid-Trial for Unknown Amount
Talc Producer Settles Mesothelioma Case Mid-Trial for Unknown Amount

Michael McGrady
2 mins read - April 28, 2021

A talc supplier has settled a retired teacher’s mesothelioma lawsuit for an undisclosed sum after reaching a deal partway through the trial.Whittaker, Clark & Daniels elected...

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Covil Corp.’s Victory in Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Suit
Covil Corp.’s Victory in Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Suit

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - April 28, 2021

In a pivotal legal ruling, the Fourth Circuit Court has upheld Covil Corp.’s win in a wrongful death lawsuit, dismissing claims that the company’s asbestos products...

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J&J Delays Appeal of $2.1 Billion Verdict Over COVID-19 Issues
J&J Delays Appeal of $2.1 Billion Verdict Over COVID-19 Issues

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - April 28, 2021

Johnson & Johnson is hitting the pause button on its Supreme Court appeal of a $2.1 billion judgment tied to its talcum powder products.In an April 22 filing with the high...

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Asbestos Trust Worth $610 Million Forming From Ashes of Bankruptcy
Asbestos Trust Worth $610 Million Forming From Ashes of Bankruptcy

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - April 27, 2021

A new asbestos trust worth an estimated $610 million is forming in the wake of a glass bottling company’s bankruptcy proceedings.Ohio-based O-I Glass announced a plan April 26 to...

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Talc Supplier Settles Mesothelioma Lawsuit Midtrial
Talc Supplier Settles Mesothelioma Lawsuit Midtrial

Michael McGrady
2 mins read - April 27, 2021

In a dramatic turn of events, talc supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels Inc. has struck a deal to resolve a California teacher’s lawsuit alleging her mesothelioma resulted...

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Jury Awards Veteran With Mesothelioma $4.8 Million
Jury Awards Veteran With Mesothelioma $4.8 Million

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - April 19, 2021

A talc producer must pay $4.8 million to a veteran afflicted with mesothelioma after a California jury found it responsible for his asbestos-related disease.Willie McNeal Jr., 78,...

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$4.8M Verdict Against Whittaker Clark & Daniels in Mesothelioma Case
$4.8M Verdict Against Whittaker Clark & Daniels in Mesothelioma Case

John Edwards
3 mins read - April 19, 2021

In a courtroom showdown reminiscent of legal thrillers, a California jury delivered a staggering $4.8 million verdict against talc supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels. The...

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Miss. High Court Refuses to Toss Talcum Labeling Suit Against J&J
Miss. High Court Refuses to Toss Talcum Labeling Suit Against J&J

Cameron Ayers
3 mins read - April 2, 2021

Mississippi’s long-running lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over its talcum powder labeling is back on after the state’s high court refused to quash the suit.  The...

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N.Y. Man To Settle EPA Complaint Over Asbestos Dumping for $135,000
N.Y. Man To Settle EPA Complaint Over Asbestos Dumping for $135,000

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - April 2, 2021

A man convicted of allowing thousands of tons of asbestos to be dumped on his property and lying about it is settling a Justice Department lawsuit over clean-up costs for...

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J&J Appeals $2.1 Billion Talc Judgment to Supreme Court
J&J Appeals $2.1 Billion Talc Judgment to Supreme Court

Cameron Ayers
3 mins read - March 3, 2021

As expected, Johnson & Johnson has appealed a $2.1 billion judgment over allegations that its talcum powder causes ovarian cancer to the highest court in the land.The company...

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J&J Reserves Nearly $4 Billion for Talc-Based Lawsuits
J&J Reserves Nearly $4 Billion for Talc-Based Lawsuits

Cameron Ayers
2 mins read - February 23, 2021

Manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson has amassed a nearly $4 billion legal reserve to handle thousands of lawsuits, many claiming that its powder products were tainted with...

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Proposed Talcum Powder Class-Action Suit Moves to Appeals Court
Proposed Talcum Powder Class-Action Suit Moves to Appeals Court

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - February 22, 2021

A planned class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Bausch Health over alleged contaminants in their talcum powders — including asbestos — is going to the 9th U.S....

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Johnson & Johnson to pay out over $120 million in damages, per New York court
Johnson & Johnson to pay out over $120 million in damages, per New York court

Michael McGrady
3 mins read - December 2, 2020

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a New York state court to pay upward of $120 million in incurred damages to a Brooklyn husband and wife after she successfully blamed her...

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Asbestos insurance liability lawsuit sent to Montana Supreme Court
Asbestos insurance liability lawsuit sent to Montana Supreme Court

Michael McGrady
2 mins read - November 21, 2020

The state of Montana won a district court lawsuit that ruled that National Indemnity Co. (NIC), an insurance company wholly owned by Berkshire Hathaway, was liable for almost $100...

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New Jersey appeals court ruling could revive 1,000 talc lawsuits
New Jersey appeals court ruling could revive 1,000 talc lawsuits

Rachel Sasser
2 mins read - August 13, 2020

A recent New Jersey appeals court ruling to revive two lawsuits that alleged talc in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder causing ovarian cancer could lead to the reinstatement of...

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Chemical company, law firm settle lawsuit over asbestos in talc products
Chemical company, law firm settle lawsuit over asbestos in talc products

Rachel Sasser
2 mins read - July 31, 2020

Thousands of people who sued the world’s biggest largest chemical maker over asbestos in talc products could be compensated following a $72.5 million federal court...

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Johnson & Johnson CEO Testifies in Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson CEO Testifies in Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit

John Edwards
3 mins read - March 13, 2020

In January 2020, Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky testified in a New Jersey court for the first time in a talc-related lawsuit. In his testimony, he told the jury that he...

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Jury Awards $750 Million in Damages Against Johnson & Johnson
Jury Awards $750 Million in Damages Against Johnson & Johnson

Matthew Davis
3 mins read - February 13, 2020

On Thursday, February 6th, a New Jersey state court awarded plaintiffs $750 million in punitive damages to four people claiming they suffered due to exposure to asbestos in Johnson...

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Jury Awards $25 million in Testicular Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Jury Awards $25 million in Testicular Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Matthew Davis
5 mins read - June 22, 2019

A California jury held two construction companies and oil refineries accountable for the employee’s testicular mesothelioma. The evidence presented revealed a violation of...

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Johnson & Johnson Talc Mesothelioma Lawsuit Awards Plaintiff $29M
Johnson & Johnson Talc Mesothelioma Lawsuit Awards Plaintiff $29M

Michael McGrady
2 mins read - June 20, 2019

California jury awarded a San Leandro resident $29 million after determining that Johnson & Johnson was aware that its talc-based baby powder product was contaminated and...

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Court Reinstates $3.6M Verdict For Woman Who Died on Eve of Trial
Court Reinstates $3.6M Verdict For Woman Who Died on Eve of Trial

Matthew Davis
5 mins read - February 19, 2017

On January 26, Washington State appeals court ruled in favor of a secondary asbestos exposure victim’s rights to $3.6 million she was awarded in a lower court’s verdict.Barbara...

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Jury Awards $75M in Largest Mesothelioma Verdict in New York History
Jury Awards $75M in Largest Mesothelioma Verdict in New York History

Matthew Davis
3 mins read - February 12, 2017

On January 20, a New York City jury awarded the largest single asbestos verdict — $75 million — to Marlena and Ed Robaey. Mrs. Robaey was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma...

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$25 Million Settlement Reached for Libby Montana Asbestos Exposure Victims
$25 Million Settlement Reached for Libby Montana Asbestos Exposure Victims

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - January 20, 2017

On January 18, 2017, In Libby, Montana, a $25 million settlement was reached with the state of Montana to compensate victims suffering from asbestos-related disease such as...

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Largest Recorded Individual Lawsuit For Asbestos Exposure Awarded To Mississippi Man
Largest Recorded Individual Lawsuit For Asbestos Exposure Awarded To Mississippi Man

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - January 11, 2017

In May of 2001, a Mississippi man was awarded $322 million, although not the highest mesothelioma settlement, but for asbestosis making it the highest amount awarded to an...

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$80 Million Settlement Reached in Jackson County Courthouse Case
$80 Million Settlement Reached in Jackson County Courthouse Case

Matthew Davis
2 mins read - November 20, 2016

A class action lawsuit for asbestos exposure against the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City, MO has settled for $80 million recently reported.The case involved the removal of...

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