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MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Schmitt, Coalition of Attorneys General Announce $116.9 Million Multistate Settlement with Johnson & Johnson over Transvaginal Mesh Products
Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced a multistate settlement involving 41 states and the District of Columbia that will require Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. to pay nearly $116.9 million, including over $2.4 million for Missouri specifically, for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL: Missouri Attorney General, Dekalb County Prosecutor Secure Over Two Dozen Indictments Relating to Crossroads Correctional Center Riots
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that over two dozen individuals were indicted by a DeKalb County grand jury for their involvement in a May 2018 riot at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Schmitt Joins Bipartisan, Multistate Investigation into Google’s Business Practices
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and a coalition of 50 attorneys general led by Texas Attorney General Paxton announced the launch of a multistate, bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws.
- Federal Court
Judge: Attorney General not allowed to intervene in class action regarding representation for indigent defendants
JEFFERSON CITY – A federal court has ruled the Missouri attorney general cannot intervene in a class action against the state that calls for proper legal counsel for criminal defendants.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL: Three Additional Federal Indictments Secured Through Safer Streets Initiative
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSAs) deputized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office through the Safer Streets Initiative have secured three more federal indictments, bringing the total number of unsealed indictments to seven since the initiative was launched.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Schmitt Nearing Completion of SAFE Kits Initiative Inventory
Missouri Attorney General announced new inventory completion percentages for hospitals and law enforcement agencies as part of his SAFE Kits Initiative.
- Federal Court
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri's attorney general is expanding the state's legal effort to hold drug manufacturers accountable for opioid addiction deaths, but some wonder if large-scale lawsuits are the best way to address the issue.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Schmitt Secures Three More Federal Indictments Through Safer Streets Initiative
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has secured an additional three federal indictments in St. Louis through the Safer Streets Initiative.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL: St. Louis Crime Commission Donates $200,000 to Better Family Life to Prevent Violent Crime in St. Louis
St. Louis Crime Commission – joined by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Jeff Jensen, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief John Hayden, and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar – announced in a press conference an investment of $200,000 to Better Family Life to help deter violent crime and aid families of victims of violent crime in the St. Louis region. Better Family Life, represented by James Clark, accepted the donation from the Crime Commission’s President Ed Dowd.
- State Court
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in June declared his intention to expand the state’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturers Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and its parent company Johnson and Johnson, adding public nuisance and unjust enrichment claims against the companies.