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Asbestos Re-Surfaces in J&J Talcum Powder

Asbestos Re-Surfaces in J&J Talcum Powder November 15, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC For the first time ever, Johnson & Johnson recalled its baby powder (specifically single lot #22318RB, comprising 33,000 bottles) after the FDA announced trace levels of asbestos were found—purchased from an online retailer. J&J said it is working with the FDA to determine whether the product tested is authentic, counterfeit, or whether cross-contamination of the sample caused a false positive. And it also shows how the FDA lacks the ability to test consumer talc products.
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Bayer “Not Playing Nice in the Sandbox” of Monsanto Litigation

Bayer “Not Playing Nice in the Sandbox” of Monsanto Litigation November 12, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CAThere’s a dispute during the recent Roundup hearing: Monsanto has asked a California judge to depose cancer patients’ treating physicians first, but  plaintiffs’ attorney argues that will put his clients at an “extreme disadvantage”.
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Has J&J Lost Its Way?

Has J&J Lost Its Way? October 25, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Philadelphia, PA: One of thousands of Risperdal cases pending in the Philadelphia court system has resulted in a whopping $8 billion in damages awarded to a single plaintiff who claimed he developed breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. Plaintiff Nicholas Murray’s lawyers told the jury following the verdict that, “Johnson and Johnson is a company which has lost its way.”
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Does Bayer Regret Buying Monsanto?

Does Bayer Regret Buying Monsanto? October 18, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
St Louis, MO: About 18,400 Monsanto glyphosate lawsuits alleging Roundup cancer are bound to put a large dent into the $63 billion that Bayer bought St. Louis-based Monsanto for last year. While Bayer knew it inherited the Roundup lawsuits, one plaintiff attorney believes the German pharmaceutical company wasn’t anticipating the high cost of losing.
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J&J Wins a Few Asbestos Talc Trials--and Loses More

J&J Wins a Few Asbestos Talc Trials--and Loses More October 14, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Torrance, CA: To date, Johnson and Johnson has lost 14 talcum powder lawsuits (and is appealing most of those), has won seven cases, and five mesothelioma cases have resulted in hung juries and mistrials. The pharma giant is still facing over 14,000 lawsuits alleging its baby powder contained asbestos talc and caused cancer. Two California juries in October, however, rejected allegations that J&J’s talc contained asbestos and caused mesothelioma.
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Americans Want Automakers to Improve Fuel Economy

Americans Want Automakers to Improve Fuel Economy September 10, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: A recent survey by Consumer Reports confirms that most Americans want automakers -- not only Ford-- to improve and increase fuel economy on every type of vehicle.
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Farmers Worldwide Filed Monsanto Herbicide Lawsuits

Farmers Worldwide Filed Monsanto Herbicide Lawsuits September 5, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Denton, MT: A Montana farmer recently filed a Monsanto glyphosate lawsuit claiming its herbicide Roundup he used since 1982 caused his Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. In a similar case filed in France, a French court found Monsanto guilty of poisoning a farmer and in June the first Australian legal action was filed against Bayer, which bought Monsanto in 2018.
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Ford Fuel Mileage Complaints Mounting

Ford Fuel Mileage Complaints Mounting August 26, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Many drivers of America’s top-selling vehicle, the 2018 or 2019 Ford F-150 pickup, could be spending an extra $2,000 in fuel. Now they are accusing Ford Motor Co. of falsifying fuel-economy tests, and looking at a Ford class action lawsuit for anyone who bought or leased a 2019 Ford Ranger--and likely more models and model-year vehicles affected as testing continues.
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$1.2 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Targets Ford Fuel Economy Claims

$1.2 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Targets Ford Fuel Economy Claims July 29, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Detroit, MI Rapidly multiplying Ford class action lawsuits focusing on deceptive fuel economy claims will now include owners or lessees of 2018 and 2019 Ford F-150s or 2019 Ford Rangers. Misrepresented mileage may have cost drivers as much as $2,000 a year. Claims abound, but in the latest lawsuit, plaintiffs seek damages of $1.2 billion, arising from violations of statutory and common law in 49 states.
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Lawmakers Suspect Gilead Has Ulterior Motives for Donating HIV/AIDS drug Truvada

Lawmakers Suspect Gilead Has Ulterior Motives for Donating HIV/AIDS drug Truvada July 25, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC:The drug manufacturer Gilead announced in May that it was making an annual donation of 2.4 million bottles of Truvada that is prescribed as a prophylactic to prevent the spread of HIV, also known as PrEP. Some lawmakers, however, suspect that the donation comes with strings attached.
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