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Johnson & Johnson Moves Forward with Bankruptcy Maneuver to Block Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Cancer Claims

Johnson & Johnson Moves Forward with Bankruptcy Maneuver to Block Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Cancer Claims

Johnson & Johnson has dominated the talc powder market for more than 100 years with sales outpacing all competitors combined, according to Euromonitor International data.

The health products giant’s iconic Johnson’s Baby Powder brand has been around since 1893. Its Shower to Shower brand, since 1972. The popularity of these and other Johnson & Johnson talc-based products has...

$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial Upheld on Appeal

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$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial Upheld on Appeal

Judge affirms ruling in favor of family of a former bowling alley owner who contracted mesothelioma after drilling asbestos-containing bowling balls for years.

LOS ANGELES –– The California Second Court of Appeal upheld the decision of a jury in awarding $4.4 million to the family of a former bowling alley owner, Donald Vanni.

The court found that the original evidence was...

Victory for Assault Victim of Anti-Muslim Hate Group Leader

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Victory for Assault Victim of Anti-Muslim Hate Group Leader

Dallas jury sends message to the founder of anti-Muslim hate group, the defendant in a personal injury case tried this week.

DALLAS — A Dallas jury determined that the leader of a Dallas-based anti- Muslim hate group assaulted Sheriff Richard Stanek, the former sheriff of Hennepin County, Minnesota, which includes Minneapolis, and awarded Sheriff Stanek $600,000 for...

$7.68M Hip Implant Verdict Against Zimmer, Inc.

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$7.68M Hip Implant Verdict Against Zimmer, Inc.

Plaintiff prevails over hip implant maker in this damages-only retrial of a defective medical device.

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury has awarded $7.68 million to a former California resident injured by a defective metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by Zimmer, Inc. This was a retrial in which the jury was asked to rule on damages only. Zimmer’s Durom...

$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial

$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial

Jury sides with the family of a former bowling alley owner who contracted mesothelioma after drilling asbestos-containing bowling balls for years.

LOS ANGELES –– A Los Angeles County jury awarded $4.4 million to the family of a former bowling alley owner, Donald Vanni. The jury found asbestos supplier Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) responsible for Donald...

$21.4M Benzene Verdict for Deaths of Tire Workers, Brothers

$21.4M Benzene Verdict for Deaths of Tire Workers, Brothers

A jury sided with the families of two brothers who died of cancer resulting from exposure to benzene-containing rubber solvent.

LOS ANGELES –– After three days of deliberation, a $21.4 million verdict against Union Oil Company was awarded by a Contra Costa Superior Court jury to the families of two brothers. The brothers each died of cancer linked to...

$3.5M Settlement in Walgreens Healthcare Fraud Case

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$3.5M Settlement in Walgreens Healthcare Fraud Case

Walgreens ignored Wisconsin’s medically appropriate treatment restrictions and billed Medicaid for medically unnecessary drugs, False Claims Act case reveals.

DALLAS –– Retail pharmacy giant Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) has agreed with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the United States Department of Justice, and Whistleblower Loyd F. Schmuckley, Jr. to...

$117M Verdict in Talcum Powder-Induced Mesothelioma Case

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$117M Verdict in Talcum Powder-Induced Mesothelioma Case

The jury determined that Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder contained asbestos in New Jersey’s first talc asbestos trial.  

A Middlesex County, New Jersey jury ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and the talc company, Imerys Talc America (ITA), to pay $117 million in damages to a local couple after the husband developed mesothelioma after three decades of using...

Groundskeeper Awarded $289M Roundup Cancer Verdict

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Groundskeeper Awarded $289M Roundup Cancer Verdict

In a groundbreaking trial, a Northern California jury unanimously agrees Monsanto Roundup pesticide was a contributing cause of Bay Area school groundskeeper’s incurable cancer. The award was later reduced to $78 million.

CALIFORNIA –– A San Francisco jury has awarded DeWayne Lee Johnson $289 million finding Monsanto liable for contributing to Mr. Johnson’s terminal...

$1.6M Settlement Reached in Medicare Fraud Case

$1.6M Settlement Reached in Medicare Fraud Case

Durable medical equipment provider agrees to resolve Waters & Kraus whistleblower complaint alleging False Claims Act violations

DALLAS –– Waters & Kraus, LLP is pleased to announce a $1.634 million settlement of a qui tam lawsuit by Western Medical Group, Benjamin D. George, and Jody C. Rookstool. The settlement resolves allegations that the...

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That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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