Pharmaceutical Giant Johnson & Johnson is Preparing $3.9B for Talc Settlements

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has set aside $3.9 billion for talc-related litigation, according to a regulatory filing this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. The company said it’s now facing more than 25,000 lawsuits related … Continue reading

Alaska Airlines Will Pay $3.19M Following the Death of a Passenger

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has been ordered to pay more than $3 million to the family of a passenger of reduced mobility who suffered a fatal accident at Portland International Airport (PDX) in 2017. The incident occurred after the airline failed … Continue reading

Keith Givens on the Trial Lawyers Summit and Lanier Trial Academy

Michelle Swanner, Executive Director of The National Trial Lawyers, interviews Keith Givens, Founding Shareholder of The Cochran Firm, P.C., about his experiences at the Trial Lawyers Summit and Lanier Trial Academy. Q: Can you tell me about your experience at … Continue reading

A $220M Settlement Reached in National Milk Producers’ Herd Retirement Program

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A $220 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit brought against National Milk Producers Federation, Agri-Mark, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., and Land O’Lakes, Inc. (collectively “Defendants”). The lawsuit claimed that an effort is known … Continue reading

Mountaire Farms Proposes a $65M Settlement for Contaminating the Millsboro-Area Groundwater and Air

It’s a lawsuit that’s been years in the making, but the class-action suit against Mountaire Farms may be approaching a $65 million resolution. Rather than face a prolonged jury trial, the poultry processing plant and the citizens who sued them … Continue reading

Celebrating Prominent Black Leaders in Law

We should all commemorate Black legal trailblazers yearlong. However, since it is Black History Month, we will be highlighting some of the Black individuals who have not only made history, but also brought historic change in the legal field. Black … Continue reading

$13.5M Settlement in the Lauren McCluskey’s Murder Case Gets Approval from Utah Lawmakers

State leaders gave their initial approval Tuesday for a $13.5 million legal settlement — the largest in Utah history — to be paid to the parents of slain track athlete Lauren McCluskey. The amount had been previously agreed upon between Jill and Matt … Continue reading

General Motors Settles False Statements Made to California’s Pension System for $5.75M

General Motors Co agreed to a $5.75 million settlement to resolve allegations it made false statements to California’s largest pension system and other investors over its deadly ignition switch recall. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the largest U.S. automaker … Continue reading

Cybex Agrees to Pay a $7.95M Civil Penalty for Failing to Report a Product Defect

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — https://cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2021/Cybex-Agrees-to-Pay-7-95-Million-Civil-Penalty-for-Failure-to-Report-Serious-Injuries-Involving-its-Exercise-Equipment The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Cybex International, Inc., a New York corporation, has agreed to pay a $7.95 million civil penalty.  The settlement resolves CPSC’s charges that Cybex failed to immediately report to CPSC, as required by law, … Continue reading

Connecticut Judge Approves a $19M Settlement for Displaced New Haven Tenants

A state judge in Connecticut approved a nearly $19 million class-action settlement in a four-and-a-half-year legal challenge for tenants who lived at an apartment complex in New Haven. Hundreds of tenants were displaced from the former Church Street South apartment … Continue reading