Last week, an eight-member jury awarded plaintiff Robert Braden $51.5 million dollars in damages against aircraft manufacturer and and defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Robert Braden started working for Lockheed Martin in 1984 (known then as Radio Corp. of America). 29 years later Braden was let go in a round of layoffs in July, 2012, despite […]
It has been a busy first few days for the US President. In addition to the executive order to provide relief from the Affordable Care Act known as ObamaCare, President Trump has taken numerous other steps to undo actions taken by his predecessor and to hamstring federal agencies efforts to regulate businesses and other organizations. […]
Lawyers representing clients who have filed lawsuits against Janssen for adverse effects of Invokana have been pushing for Multidistrict Litigation for several months. Their request has proven successful following the approval of the transfer of dozens of lawsuits filed against Janssen over their diabetes drug to a federal court in New Jersey. As of September, […]
A Georgia court reduced the award in an ObTape Sling product lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson from $4 million to $2.4 million. The judge’s action came as a result of the statutory cap in Georgia that limits recovery to $2 million. Despite the pleading of the plaintiff, the judge reduced the award to […]
There are various birth control devices and methods available today, thanks to advances in science and technology. Many of the devices available for birth control have side effects. While some side effects are mild or at least manageable, such as weight gain and nausea, others are more severe and life changing such as those experienced […]
Food poisoning is fairly common despite the stringent measures taken by authorities to ensure food safety. In many cases, food contamination is accidental. Many manufacturers and distributors will stop distribution of the contaminated food and take the necessary steps to prevent further contamination once it is detected. However, there are cases when food companies knowingly […]
A number of studies have demonstrated a connection between talcum powder and the development of various types of cancer. However, Dr. Schildkraut, a researcher and epidemiologist working at Charlottesville’s University of Virginia, has always been skeptical about these claims. That is until he conducted his own research and found a direct link between the use […]
From the Wall Street Journal: A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to examine the 2016 election for interference from Russian hackers. WSJ’s Gerald F. Seib explains what this means for Donald Trump and both political parties during the transition of power.