Legal News

Celebrating Black History Month: Groundbreaking Attorneys
We celebrate Black History Month every February. Below are some groundbreaking African American attorneys in U.S. History: Macon Bolling Allen is believed to be the first African American to become a lawyer in 1844 and the first to argue before...
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Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy Filing Dismissed by the Court of Appeal
A U.S. appeals court ended Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to get out of paying recompense for lawsuits related to their talc products. It was found that Johnson & Johnson was not in financial distress despite fraudulently filing bankruptcy in a move known...
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Asbestos attorney continues to make his mark in the field
For the first decade of his career, trial attorney James Nevin worked at a relentless, breakneck pace, trying asbestos and other tort cases nearly nonstop.“I would finish one trial and the next day start a new one,” he recalls. “I would...
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Johnson & Johnson’s continuing legal maneuvers
Johnson & Johnson’s continuing legal maneuversOn Behalf of Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 1, 2021 | Product Recalls | Johnson & Johnson is a popular company with a market share that any business would envy. But, their reputation for quality...
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New Jersey Jury Finds J&J Liable for $37 Million for Mesothelioma
On April 5, a New Jersey state court jury awarded a young banker and his wife millions of dollars for his mesothelioma. The plaintiff alleged that he got the fatal asbestos-linked cancer because for three decades he had inhaled Johnson...
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New law allows families to recover human damages that previously were extinguished at death
A California man’s plight and subsequent death from mesothelioma played a pivotal role in state lawmakers’ decision to remove an unsympathetic legal restriction that prevented families of terminally ill people from recovering damages for their decedent’s suffering in civil lawsuits....
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Remembering the Notorious RBG
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993 until her death on September 18, 2020. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court after Sandra Day O’Connor. Justice Ginsburg earned her bachelor’s...
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Has the Talc Industry Been Steering the FDA?
When you go shopping, how often do you worry that the deodorant you buy might kill you? The odds are you don’t. After all, we have government agencies working tirelessly to protect us from harmful products. Right? Sadly, our nation’s...
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Lawsuit Against the EPA Could Affect Asbestos Litigation
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die due to asbestos-related diseases. Knowing this, in the early 1970s, asbestos insulation & sprayed asbestos materials were banned, and in 1977 asbestos joint compound was banned.  In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency...
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A Retirement That Turned Deadly
For three decades, Al Bennet worked as an auto mechanic at a variety of dealerships. Day after day, week after week, and year after year, he worked underneath multiple car models. His job was to replace and repair brakes, gaskets,...
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