By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) Yesterday, California Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo denied a motion to dismiss all plaintiff experts in the California Zantac JCCP (In Re: Ranitidine Product Cases, JCCP No. 5150), allowing the first Zantac bellwether trial to proceed this July. Judge Grillo denied the defendant GSK’s (formerly GlaxoSmithKline) motion to exclude … [Read more...] about California Judge strikes down GSK motion; first Zantac trial to proceed
Archives for March 2023
Leadership assignments in Harley Davidson MDL 3064 coming soon?
By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) More than a month after receiving consolidation by the JPML, many expect presiding Judge William C. Griesbach to announce leadership assignments for MDL 3064, IN RE: Harley-Davidson Aftermarket Parts Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation, in the coming weeks. The JPML transferred plaintiff claims against Harley to the U.S. … [Read more...] about Leadership assignments in Harley Davidson MDL 3064 coming soon?
Corporate Lawyers Endorse Change to MDL Law; Brent Wisner, Ari Kresch Comment
By Christina Grube (MASS TORT NEWS) Thirty-one corporate defense lawyers wrote to the U.S. Courts MDL Subcommittee on Rules of Practice and Procedure in support of proposed changes in MDL law governing “unexamined claims” by plaintiffs earlier in litigation. The undersigned attorneys represent defendants Bayer, Exxon, General Motors, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, and … [Read more...] about Corporate Lawyers Endorse Change to MDL Law; Brent Wisner, Ari Kresch Comment
California Attorney General’s Victory in Mesh Case Becomes Final, says National Association of Attorney Generals
Caroline Lannon, NAAG Program Counsel This February, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a cert petition by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in its appeal of a California Court of Appeals decision upholding $302 million in civil penalties for their “active, willful measures . . . to suppress information and conceal serious risk and complication information” regarding their … [Read more...] about California Attorney General’s Victory in Mesh Case Becomes Final, says National Association of Attorney Generals
Could another PFAS MDL be on the horizon?
Jayne Conroy talks on PFAS cases involving firefighting gear, not foam By Christina Grube, MTN Correspondent (MASS TORT NEWS) The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) announced their retention of three law firms for litigation regarding the presence of PFAS in firefighter gear, leading many to wonder if another PFAS tort could be on the horizon. General … [Read more...] about Could another PFAS MDL be on the horizon?