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Playtex Recalls 1.4 Million Pacifier Holders

Playtex Recalls 1.4 Million Pacifier Holders
Playtex has recalled 1.4 million pacifier holders (or clips) because of a defect that could potentially pose a choking hazard to infants.  The recall is in response to a January 22nd U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announcement that some of the holders had developed cracks.  The... Read More

$8.3M Verdict in First DePuy ASR Lawsuit Upheld

In March, retired Montana prison guard Loren Kransky was awarded $8.3 million in damages by a California judge and jury in the first DePuy ASR lawsuit to go to trial. Johnson & Johnson’s attorneys asked Judge J. Stephen Czuleger to vacate the ruling and grant... Read More

Mirena MDL Established in New York

Women who filed a federal lawsuit against Mirena manufacturer Bayer may now see their cases proceeding in the Southern District of New York. On April 8, 2013, the U.S. Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) announced the consolidation of all federal cases in that court. Plaintiffs... Read More

Actos Lawsuits To Be Tried In Federal Court

The Federal judge overseeing thousands of Actos lawsuits has set an aggressive “hard and fast” schedule requiring bellwether trials to commence in less than a year. In a Scheduling Order dated February 19, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Doherty established a “Pilot Bellwether Program”... Read More