'Our generation’s Agent Orange': When New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer started covering the veterans affairs beat late last year, this was one of the first questions that popped up for her: "How was it that I had never heard of burn pits?" I had the same question last year [...]
Tag: Product Hazards and Recalls
Business groups that howl about bogus lawsuits and plaintiff lawyers who claim to fight for ordinary folks victimized by corporations engage in a war of words.
Consumer advocates fault U.S. investigators for withholding information on two widely sold products determined to be lacking a promised ingredient.
Administration officials blame mismanagement of forests and "radical environmentalists" for massive California blazes.
Attorney David Kurtz's suit for 4 crash victims morphed into a legal fight calling into question the integrity of America’s No. 1 tire maker.
Without explanation, officials eventually altered crash data, revealing a death toll more than 3 times higher than previously acknowledged.
A mistrial was declared today after a California state court jury deadlocked on whether Johnson & Johnson was responsible for the asbestos-related cancer of a woman who blamed her illness on longtime use of contaminated baby powder.
For the fourth time since 2011, a government audit has found that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is failing in key oversight roles meant to reduce injuries and deaths on the nation's roads. The new audit criticized the agency's handling of the massive recall of faulty Takata air bag inflators.
The legal assault on Johnson & Johnson and its signature baby powder reached new heights today, when a state court found the company responsible for the ovarian cancers of 22 women, and ordered the drug and consumer products giant to pay $4.69 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to the cancer victims or their survivors.
The wireless industry has waged a high-powered legal battle to take down signs warning of radiation exposure due to cell phone use. In court filings, a major trade group has called the advisory “inflammatory” and has argued that signs violate cellphone store owners’ First Amendment rights.
For the second time in less than two months, Johnson & Johnson has suffered a big courtroom loss in a case that blamed a rare asbestos-related cancer on long-term use of contaminated baby powder.
About 4.6 million children in the United States live in homes where guns are kept unlocked and loaded, as more people come to believe – despite scientific evidence to the contrary – that a home with a gun is a safer home, according to a new analysis ...
Jury Tacks on $80 Million in Punitive Damages; Total Award $117 MM Against Johnson & Johnson and Imerys
A New Jersey jury today ordered Johnson & Johnson and its main talc supplier to pay $80 million in punitive damages to a mesothelioma victim who claimed he contracted the asbestos-related cancer from years of using Johnson’s baby powder.
Polaris Industries has agreed to pay a record penalty to settle charges that it failed to immediately notify federal officials about a fire hazard on its ROVs that regulators have linked to at least one death and more than 180 fires.