ST.LOUIS, MO – A potentially precedent-setting trial was postponed on Friday while plaintiffs suing Bayer for the weed killer Roundup they claim caused their cancer attempted to settle out of court for a possible $10 billion.
KANSAS CITY – An activist with the Missouri Civil Justice Reform Coalition said a lawsuit launched against gun makers for allegedly contributing to area crime under public nuisance laws is an improper stretch of the law.
ST. LOUIS - A jury on Friday decided that Johnson & Johnson was not responsible for development of a St. Louis woman’s stage-two ovarian cancer from the use of its baby powder, which the plaintiff alleged had been contaminated with asbestos.
NORMAN (Legal Newsline) – A corporate spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson and its drug subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Thursday faced questioning by lawyers for the State of Oklahoma who attempted to link the company’s quest for profits to an opioid epidemic in the state.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Fighting back tears, a father who lost his son to an opioid overdose recounted the nightmare during testimony in a trial alleging that Johnson & Johnson flooded the state with addictive drugs for profit.
NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Opening arguments began Tuesday in a first-ever trial in attempt to hold drug manufacturers accountable for an opioid over-dose crisis, accusing Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary company Janssen Pharmaceuticals of providing medications for profit that destroyed thousands of lives.
ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District on Oct. 30 upheld a St. Louis County Circuit Court judgment overruling a medical company’s motion to compel arbitration from a doctor in a dispute over the alleged improper soliciting of an employee.
KANSAS CITY – Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals Western District recently affirmed a Platte County Circuit Court decision awarding over $10 million to plaintiffs in a class-action suit against Kansas City after the city discontinued a rebate program for trash pickup in multi-unit buildings and trailer parks.
Following a Supreme Court ruling that a Missouri church had been denied its constitutional rights when the state rejected its application for a playground subsidy, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri ruled on attorneys' fees and costs, roughly halving the original estimate submitted by the church.
The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District on Nov. 6 asked the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis to reconsider a judgement award to more equitably compensate the mother of a son killed in an auto accident.
KANSAS CITY – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri on Nov. 1 dismissed count one of a suit against the federal government over allegations that faulty installation of a catheter device at a Veterans’ Administration (VA) clinic caused a man’s death.
ST. LOUIS – A spokesman for the Missouri Farm Bureau said a recent multimillion court judgment in California against Monsanto that links its Roundup herbicide to cancer in humans is a mistake that will cost farmers in the end.
ST. LOUIS – Johnson & Johnson officials pledged to appeal a $4.69 billion court judgment against them the day after a trial in which 22 women plaintiffs won a landmark case accusing the company of causing their ovarian cancer from use of baby powder containing asbestos.
ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.
ST. LOUIS – Attorneys for both sides claimed the other fabricated science during closing remarks on July 11 after a month-long trial in a lawsuit in which 22 women allege the baby powder they used made by Johnson & Johnson gave them ovarian cancer.
ST. LOUIS – In the final week of trial alleging Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused 22 women to develop ovarian cancer, the defense again fought back that the disease came from other causes, while the plaintiffs’ attorney said the defendants were dodging the truth.
During questioning of a witness for the defense, the attorney for 22 women suing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for the baby powder they alleged contained asbestos and gave them ovarian cancer, portrayed a company that didn’t want to find out its talc contained asbestos and used a less stringent method of testing.