The lawsuit alleges merchants paid excessive fees to accept Visa and MasterCard cards because Visa and MasterCard, individually, and together with their respective member banks, violated the antitrust laws.
The campaigns, from which U.S. authorities seized millions of dollars, relied on sophisticated cyber tools and the solicitation of cryptocurrency donations from around the world. Forfeited funds from the case may in whole or in part be directed to the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism (USVSST) Fund.
While hernia mesh surgeries are among the most common surgical procedures performed today, there are still a number of risks involved. Read this blog post to learn more about the possible complications and adverse events that can occur following hernia mesh repair surgery.
At the Court of Appeal, Monsanto, which was acquired by Bayer AG in 2018, sought to challenge the trial court’s findings – arguing that Johnson failed to prove liability and causation and that the plaintiff’s failure-to-warn claims are preempted by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.
3M has argued that because it made the earplugs for the U.S. military and discussed specifications about the product with the government, its claims are therefore preempted and the company should not be held liable. Judge Rodgers disagreed, however, citing a lack of evidence of any back-and-forth dialogue concerning design specifications.
If you are a survivor of sexual abuse during your time as a Scout, please know that you are not alone and you have a voice. We are committed to helping you access the information and services you need to obtain the justice you deserve. It is important to come forward now if you were abused as a Scout, as the bankruptcy court has now set a November 16, 2020 deadline for claims to be filed. Once this window has passed, survivors of abuse may no longer be able to seek legal action against the BSA.
Bayer announces the agreement, and will pay up to $10.9 billion, to resolve the major Monsanto litigation. The agreement comes after years of litigation from thousands of plaintiffs who allege exposure to the weedkiller caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers.
Johnson & Johnson still faces more than 16,000 similar lawsuits as well as a federal criminal investigation into how forthright it has been regarding its products’ safety. The company’s assertions of the safety of its baby powder have been seriously called into question after the FDA found trace amounts of asbestos in a sample of Johnson’s Baby Powder in 2019.
The FDA’s announcement came in January after the clinical trial found that more patients taking lorcaserin were diagnosed with cancer compared to those taking a placebo.
It was announced by Deborah L. Connor, the Interim Special Master of the Fund, that $1,075,000,000 will be available for third-round payments from the Fund. Third-round payments will be authorized by the Special Master to eligible claimants by May 19, 2020. Subsequent rounds of payment will be authorized by the Special Master by January 1 in subsequent years, if funds are available, until the USVSST Fund expires in 2030.
Having lost three jury trials in California for combined damages of $191 million, Bayer signaled a move towards mediation in December by agreeing to postpone at least a half-dozen additional trials – some of which were scheduled to start this month.
Since the cases were transferred to Florida, Judge Rodgers has been actively working with the parties and the government to streamline the litigation. The Court has now held seven case management conferences as the pretrial proceedings continue to move forward.
The study found that women who use permanent dye or straighteners are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who do not use these products.
Three bellwether trial cases will be selected by the Court by February 14, 2020 and are slated to commence in May, July, and September of 2020. In addition to the suits pending in the federal court system, Bard is also facing several thousand claims in the state court of Rhode Island, where the manufacturer’s headquarters is located.
“When doctors fail to perform or woefully misread tests, when nurses botch routine procedures, when clinicians ignore and disregard pain, servicemembers deserve their day in court,” says Rep. Speier regarding the proposed legislation.
Zostavax is a vaccine developed by Merck & Co. that helps reduce the risk of getting shingles in individuals over 50 years old. Though adverse reactions can occur in virtually all medications, the safety of the vaccine has been called into question after several individuals developed more serious side effects shortly after being inoculated.
After Iran was properly served and defaulted, the Court held a bench trial to determine whether the evidence was sufficient to support entry of default judgment under the FSIA. Upon consideration of the Plaintiffs’ evidence and the record as a whole, the Court found Iran to be liable for the attacks and granted default judgment against Iran.
Although most people have been exposed to PFAS at low levels, individuals with higher exposure, including firefighters, military personnel, and residents living near military bases, are at a greater risk of PFAS-related health problems.
JUUL has been the subject of criticism, and now legal action, in recent months over its continued promotion of its products as “safe,” despite the fact that there are no scientific studies supporting this claim.
In a series of internal emails obtained by lawyers representing plaintiffs in the Roundup® litigation, a Monsanto executive suggests ‘beating the s**t out of’ a concerned mothers group who wrote an open letter to Monsanto, expressing concerns over the effects of GMOs and Roundup® on their children.
Eight suits from Minnesota, California, Oklahoma, and Texas have recently been centralized in Florida Federal Court by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, along with an additional 635 related actions.
The FDA called for this removal after new information showed that the Biocell breast implants with a textured surface manufactured by Allergan accounted for a disproportionate number of rare lymphoma cancer cases.
The product has become a hot topic in the last few years with the mounting litigation against several prominent manufacturers over alleged health risks and links to cancer.
The devices have been identified by the FDA under a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall reserved for products or devices that may cause serious injuries or death.
Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup®, is accused of failing to warn about the risk of developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and other cancer associated with exposure to Roundup®.
Lawsuits have been filed against the makers of the Stockert/Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler system (the “Stockert Device”) by patients who developed life threatening infections after the device was used during their heart bypass surgery.
Taxotere, also known as Docetaxel, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat breast cancer and other forms of cancer. Taxotere has been linked to permanent hair loss (also known as alopecia) in addition to certain other serious ailments and risks.
If you or a loved one was a U.S. military service member, veteran or contractor between 2003 and 2015 who was diagnosed with partial or total hearing loss or suffer from tinnitus, you may have a claim against 3M.