New Government Study Ties Camp Lejeune Water Contamination to New Cancers
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3M ago
The ATSDR study confirmed that individuals who worked and resided at Camp Lejeune from 1975 to 1985 had at least a 20% higher risk for certain cancers than those stationed at a military base not known to have contaminated water. In a long-awaited report published today, a government study confirmed that individuals who worked and […] The post New Government Study Ties Camp Lejeune Water Contamination to New Cancers appeared first on Mass Tort News ..read more
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JOSE ROJAS TESTIFIES ABOUT PROPOSED CHANGES TO RULE 16.1 FOR MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION
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4M ago
The public comment period for Rule 16.1 for multidistrict litigation (MDL) closes on February 16, 2024. Among the attorneys who testified before the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules on January 16, 2024 was Jose Rojas of Levin, Rojas, Camassar & Reck LLC, the first law firm in the U.S. to file a lawsuit against baby […] The post JOSE ROJAS TESTIFIES ABOUT PROPOSED CHANGES TO RULE 16.1 FOR MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION appeared first on Mass Tort News ..read more
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FCC Votes on Closing the “Lead Generator Loophole” by Adopting the “One to One” Consent Rule and Mandating that Consent is Obtained on Behalf of One Seller at a Time
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5M ago
Today, in a vote of 4-1, the FCC approved the “one to one” rule proposed earlier this year as Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) FCC 23-21 (the “Rule”). In doing so, the FCC has without a doubt changed the lead generation industry - including attorney marketing - in a very big way. The post FCC Votes on Closing the “Lead Generator Loophole” by Adopting the “One to One” Consent Rule and Mandating that Consent is Obtained on Behalf of One Seller at a Time appeared first on Mass Tort News ..read more
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JPML creates two new MDLs; breakdown of latest hearing
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by Christina Grube
1y ago
By Christina Grube Last week, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) released their final rulings relating to cases heard during their March 30th hearing in Tucson, Arizona. The panel created two MDLs and added actions to multiple pre-existing dockets including AFFF MDL 2873, Zantac MDL 2924, and TikTok consumer privacy MDL 2948. Matters for […] The post JPML creates two new MDLs; breakdown of latest hearing appeared first on Mass Tort News ..read more
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California Judge strikes down GSK motion; first Zantac trial to proceed
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by Christina Grube
1y ago
By Christina Grube  (MASS TORT NEWS) Yesterday, California Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo denied a motion to dismiss all plaintiff experts in the California Zantac JCCP (In Re: Ranitidine Product Cases, JCCP No. 5150), allowing the first Zantac bellwether trial to proceed this July. Judge Grillo denied the defendant GSK’s (formerly GlaxoSmithKline) motion to exclude […] The post California Judge strikes down GSK motion; first Zantac trial to proceed appeared first on Mass Tort News ..read more
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Leadership assignments in Harley Davidson MDL 3064 coming soon?
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by Christina Grube
1y ago
By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) More than a month after receiving consolidation by the JPML, many expect presiding Judge William C. Griesbach to announce leadership assignments for MDL 3064, IN RE: Harley-Davidson Aftermarket Parts Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation, in the coming weeks. The JPML transferred plaintiff claims against Harley to the U.S. […] The post Leadership assignments in Harley Davidson MDL 3064 coming soon? appeared first on Mass Tort News ..read more
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Corporate Lawyers Endorse Change to MDL Law; Brent Wisner, Ari Kresch Comment
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by Christina Grube
1y ago
By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) Thirty-one corporate defense lawyers wrote to the U.S. Courts MDL Subcommittee on Rules of Practice and Procedure in support of proposed changes in MDL law governing “unexamined claims” by plaintiffs earlier in litigation. The undersigned attorneys represent defendants Bayer, Exxon, General Motors, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, and Pfizer, […] The post Corporate Lawyers Endorse Change to MDL Law; Brent Wisner, Ari Kresch Comment appeared first on Mass Tort News ..read more
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California Attorney General’s Victory in Mesh Case Becomes Final, says National Association of Attorney Generals
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1y ago
Caroline Lannon, NAAG Program Counsel This February, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a cert petition by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in its appeal of a California Court of Appeals decision upholding $302 million in civil penalties for their “active, willful measures . . . to suppress information and conceal serious risk and complication information” regarding […] The post California Attorney General’s Victory in Mesh Case Becomes Final, says National Association of Attorney Generals appeared first on Mass Tort News ..read more
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Could another PFAS MDL be on the horizon?
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by Christina Grube
1y ago
Jayne Conroy talks on PFAS cases involving firefighting gear, not foam By Christina Grube, MTN Correspondent (MASS TORT NEWS) The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) announced their retention of three law firms for litigation regarding the presence of PFAS in firefighter gear, leading many to wonder if another PFAS tort could be on the horizon.  […] The post Could another PFAS MDL be on the horizon? appeared first on Mass Tort News ..read more
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JPML Breakdown: All Rulings Made at First 2023 Hearing
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by Christina Grube
1y ago
By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) The JPML held their first 2023 hearing on January 26 at the Southern District of Florida Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Miami, FL. Five of the eight cases with designated oral arguments have received centralization, creating five new MDLs. Full rundown on all JPML decisions below: Decisions […] The post JPML Breakdown: All Rulings Made at First 2023 Hearing appeared first on Mass Tort News ..read more
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