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Can Coronavirus and Lawsuits Vaporize E-cigarettes?

Can Coronavirus and Lawsuits Vaporize E-cigarettes? March 25, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Coronavirus and e-cigarette use have one thing in common: they harm the lungs. And as of March 2020, hundreds of Juul e-cigarette lawsuits have been combined in a California federal court, with many more complaints expected.
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Bayer’s Monsanto Purchase Sews Seeds of Discontent Amongst Shareholders

Bayer’s Monsanto Purchase Sews Seeds of Discontent Amongst Shareholders March 23, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Whippany, NJ Bayer, one of the largest and most high-profile public companies in the world, started negotiations last year with plaintiffs’ lawyers to settle tens of thousands of lawsuits involving Roundup. Now it’s been slammed with a shareholder derivative lawsuit.
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Zantac Cancer Lawsuits Move to MDL Phase

Zantac Cancer Lawsuits Move to MDL Phase March 20, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
West Palm Beach, FL Zantac cancer lawsuits will be consolidated in multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. At the time of its formation on February 6, the MDL included 15 cases. An additional 126 cases were pending in 21 districts nationwide, and more plaintiffs are expected to join. The consolidated lawsuit will include cancer injury claims and consumer class actions against defendants who manufactured, sold or distributed Zantac and other ranitidine medications.
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Veterans Can Still File 3M Earplug Lawsuits and Bellwether Trial Coming Up

Veterans Can Still File 3M Earplug Lawsuits and Bellwether Trial Coming Up March 11, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Many veterans wrongly believe they cannot file a lawsuit against 3M after the company reached a $9.1 million settlement with the Department of Justice in July 2018 to resolve claims that it defrauded the government by knowingly selling the defective earplugs. But that $9.1 million dollars 3M paid did not go to the service members affected. 3M earplug lawsuits are still being filed and reviewed by attorneys and the first bellwether trials have been slated.
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The Obstacle Course to Bayer Monsanto’s Roundup Settlements

The Obstacle Course to Bayer Monsanto’s Roundup Settlements February 19, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Almost 43,000 plaintiffs claiming that Bayer’s Monsanto Roundup weed killer caused their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma have been told by their attorneys that several obstacles must be overcome before reaching the finish line -- the settlement. Bayer says the Roundup settlement may total $10 billion, which makes it one of the most complex and costliest litigations—but still not close to Apple v. Samsung ($40 billion) and the BP Oil Spill ($42 billion).    
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E-Cigarette Toxic Vape Ban Less Than Meets the Eye, Critics Say

E-Cigarette Toxic Vape Ban Less Than Meets the Eye, Critics Say February 17, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC Effective February 6, a change in FDA policy banned sales of fruit, mint and dessert-flavored vape pods that were reportedly intended to attract teens. The effectiveness of this ban in protecting young consumers from e-cigarette health hazards remains in doubt, however. The ban does not affect menthol or tobacco-flavored pods, open-tank systems and thousands of flavored e-liquids not in pod form, including a disposable brand called Puff Bar that comes in flavors such as strawberry, cool mint and mango.
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3M Earplug Lawsuits Filed by Veterans Mounting

3M Earplug Lawsuits Filed by Veterans Mounting February 12, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Maplewood, MN As of January 2020, approximately 1,000 defective earplug lawsuits, filed by over 2,000 U.S. veterans were transferred to the MDL court in Florida. All plaintiffs claim that 3M, the manufacturer, knew the earplugs worn by vets during combat in Iraq or Afghanistan or while training on U.S. military bases would result in hearing loss and/or tinnitus.  
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More 3M Earplug Lawsuits Filed by Veterans Nationwide

More 3M Earplug Lawsuits Filed by Veterans Nationwide January 25, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara From Minnesota to Texas to California, about 2,000 defective earplug lawsuits made by the 3M company and Aero Technologies (bought by 3M) have been filed by U.S. veterans, many of whom suffer tinnitus and permanent hearing loss. These lawsuits have been pouring in since 3M agreed in the summer of 2018  to pay U.S. military branches $9.1 million to settle government allegations that the Maplewood-based company supplied defective earplugs.
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E-Cigarette Lawsuit Claims Deceptive Advertising, Fraud

E-Cigarette Lawsuit Claims Deceptive Advertising, Fraud January 20, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Eugene, OR Among other e-cigarette side effects, Kewmarse Imani, who began JUULing in 2018, is now addicted to nicotine and will struggle with that addiction for life. Imani v. JUUL Labs, Inc. and Altria Group, Inc., a class action lawsuit, claims that his nicotine addiction is the result of a permanent injury to his developing brain and that he suffered a seizure because of exposure to the toxic substances in JUUL.
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More Ranitidine Cancer Concerns Lead to Zantac Lawsuits

More Ranitidine Cancer Concerns Lead to Zantac Lawsuits January 9, 2020. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA Since the FDA last September reported that minute amounts of a carcinogen called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was detected in Zantac, along with several other heartburn medications, a number of Zantac cancer lawsuits have followed.
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