J&J Loses $417 Million Talc Verdict in First…

J&J Loses $417 Million Talc Verdict in First California CaseJohnson & Johnson was ordered by a Los Angeles jury to pay $417 million to a 62-year-old woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talc, in the first California trial over the product. The jury found the parent company and its consumer-products unit liable […]

August 22, 2017

Bayer, J&J win third U.S. trial over Xarelto…

A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers' blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding. The verdict in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Mississippi, is a blow to thousands of patients with similar […]

August 22, 2017

$20 Million Settlement Reached in Uber Proposed Class…

On August 11, 2017, ride share giant, Uber Technologies Inc., agreed to a $20 million settlement to end a proposed class action litigation in the Illinois federal court that claimed that Uber violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) when it sent unwelcome text messages to both potential drivers and riders. Named plaintiff, Maria Vergara, […]

August 17, 2017

Know why car insurance rates might be skyrocketing?…

Rates charged by Louisiana's largest auto insurers have been on a double-digit run, mirroring a national trend the industry says is fueled by more accidents and a spike in claims costs. "We're seeing it play out all across the nation. It is universally attributed to a combination of distracted driving, cellphone use while driving, and […]

March 13, 2017

Pipeline fights move from Dakota prairie to Louisiana…

HENDERSON, Louisiana (Reuters) - When Hope Rosinski's father gave her a six-acre plot in Louisiana more than a decade ago, she was surprised to find oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the property. Pipeline companies later secured her permission for two more lines, one of which has since caused flooding and consistently leaves her land saturated. […]

February 22, 2017

Louisiana among 21 states suing to block expansion…

A coalition of 21 states, including Louisiana, sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach from the Obama administration. “Once again, the president has circumvented Congress and attempted to legislate through executive mandate. […]

September 26, 2016

Louisiana pols go to court blaming Big Oil…

ALLIANCE, La. (AP) - The oil industry has left a big footprint along the Gulf Coast, where a Delaware-sized stretch of Louisiana has disappeared. But few politicians would blame Big Oil for ecosystem abuse in a state where the industry employs up to 300,000 people and injects $73 billion into the economy. Until now. Following […]

August 8, 2016

FDA mandates “black box warning” for Essure birth…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will require a new “black box warning” label for Essure, an implantable permanent contraceptive device. A black box warning in the labeling of products is “designed to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks,” according to the FDA website. Monday’s announcement comes after more than 5,000 women […]

March 3, 2016

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $72 million…

Jacqueline Fox passed away in the fall, but her voice recently came alive in a St. Louis courtroom. In an audio deposition, the Birmingham, Ala., native who died at age 62 recounted 35 years of using Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder, including the manufacturing giant’s trademark baby powder and its Shower to Shower body powder. Fox had used them for feminine […]

March 3, 2016

Due to BP, new rules proposed for offshore…

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. government said it's proposing new rules to prevent a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, though the industry said it's ahead of the curve. The Interior Department proposed dozens of new rules for offshore drilling equipment in order to ensure the series of failures that led to the […]

April 14, 2015