Federal Court proposed for Syngenta Paraquat Cases
Attorneys filing lawsuits against Syngenta alleging a link between Paraquat and Parkinson’s Disease are asking a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate more than a dozen similar suits under the oversight of a California federal
Paraquat: a Non-Selective Killer with a Dark Past
Many Americans first heard of paraquat in the mid 1970s* when it was used to poison marijuana plants. The paraquat-laced cannabis was then sold to unwitting people. Many unlucky smokers inhaled the poison and
Plumbers’ Union fights to reinstate Zantac Claims
A plumbers' union told an 11th Circuit Court of Appeals judge last month that large parts of a proposed multidistrict class action over a carcinogen found in Zantac should be reinstated. The union argues
Judge strikes down some labeling Claims In Zantac MDL
A Florida federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation involving carcinogens in heartburn medication Zantac cut some claims from the litigation in January. The judge ruled design defect claims are barred by federal law. U.S. District
David Matthews chosen for U.S. News Best Lawyers 2021
Attorney David P. Matthews has been selected for inclusion in U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s best lawyers for 2021. He is now listed in the 2021 edition of U.S.
Paraquat linked to Parkinson’s Disease
Paraquat was linked to Parkinson’s disease in a study released in 2011. The Farming and Movement Evaluation (FAME) study* examined the relationship between Parkinson’s disease and exposure to pesticides toxic to nerve tissue.  FAME
Texas Winter Storm Deaths trigger ERCOT Lawsuit
After an 11-year-old boy and a 95-year-old man froze to death during Texas' 2021 winter storm, their families moved to hold the state's main grid operator accountable. The families are suing the Electric Reliability
Business Interruption Claims against Society Insurance move to trial, rules U.S. District Judge 
Business interruption claims against Society can move forward to trial, ruled U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang. Filed on Feb. 22, 2021, the judge's opinion addresses and denies Society’s motion to dismiss several business
Penumbra recalls Catheters for increased Risk of Death and Injury
FDA sends Urgent Letter to Health Care Providers The U.S. FDA alerted healthcare providers in December 2020 that Penumbra issued an urgent recall of all configurations of the Penumbra JET 7 Reperfusion Catheter with
Baby Foods contain Toxic Heavy Metals. FDA failed to warn of risk.
Gerber, Beech-Nut, HappyBABY, Earth’s Best Organic baby foods contain arsenic, lead, cadmium, mercury A recent House report found many baby food products made by the country’s biggest baby food makers contain significant levels of toxic
Deadlines loom for Covid-19 Business Interruption Claims
Deadlines loom for filing Covid-19 business interruption claims. Most policies feature a deadline to file claims. Individual deadlines depend on policy language and the unique facts of each case. But one fact applies to
Two brothers allege sex abuse by Rev. Michael Pfleger
(Jan. 27, 2021) A 61-year-old Texas man and his 63-year-old brother have accused a famous Catholic priest of clergy sex abuse. The younger brother filed a lawsuit complaint in Jan. 2021 which alleges that
Judges dismiss most Covid-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits as fight continues
The Insurance Journal reported last month that judges have dismissed more than four times as many Covid-19 business-interruption lawsuits as they’ve allowed to move forward. The Insurance Journal reported the analysis from the University
Monsanto pesticide continues to poison millions
Monsanto is a company with a gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. Its flagship product – the pesticide glyphosate – continues to poison millions of people, animals, and plants. Roundup’s best known
ViacomCBS Sues Over Covid-19 Coverage Denial
Last week in California federal court, ViacomCBS sued over Covid-19 Coverage Denial. The mainstream media giant alleges Great Divide Insurance Co. reneged on its coverage agreement by refusing to cover business losses.  The Covid-19