Talcum Powder Litigation: Status Report for Florida and Broward County

By Karina Rodrigues, Esq of Kelley | Uustal Trial Attorneys (May 18, 2020) Talcum powder litigation has grown exponentially in the past several years In 2013, a South Dakota jury reached a verdict in the first talc trial against Johnson & Johnson It found the company negligent but did not award 60-year-old Deane Berg damages In 2016, three trials resulted in combined verdicts exceeding $197 million Thereafter, 2017 brought two massive verdicts against the defendants—totaling over $527 million An astounding $47 billion verdict in a case involving 22 women and their families was later rendered by a...

Florida: How Courts and Litigants Have Adapted to the New Normal Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic and a Forecast for the Future

Written by Karina D Rodrigues Kelley | Uustal wwwkelleyuustalcom Several factors make Florida especially vulnerable to COVID-19 Florida is the third largest state in the country in population About 1 in 5 Floridians is over 65 years old Disney World attracts tourists from all over the world year-round Spring breakers crowded Florida beaches in March as the pandemic escalated Several of the initial positive COVID-19 cases were individuals who worked at Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades – one of the busiest cruise ship ports in the world At least two cruise ships originally destined for other...