Current Litigation

Why Were Insys Therapeutics, Inc. and CEO John Kapoor Indicted and Not The Sacklers and Purdue Pharma? A Retrospective Look Back to the 2018 Insys Criminal Indictments

Why Were Insys Therapeutics, Inc. and CEO John Kapoor Indicted and Not The Sacklers and Purdue Pharma? A Retrospective Look Back to the 2018 Insys Criminal Indictments  The Opioid Crisis Behind The Scenes by Mark A. York (June 8, 2018 original date) (revised with additional comments August 25, 2021) Subsys – an Insys Therapeutics, Inc. Pharmaceutical […]

BAYER ROUNDUP WRIT TO SCOTUS ON HARDEMAN TRIAL VERDICT: LAST DITCH ATTEMPT TO AVOID POST-MDL 2741 FALLOUT & BOARDROOM RECKONING

By Mark A. York, Editor August 18, 2021 (MASS TORT NEWS) Bayer filed a Writ of Certiorari with the US Supreme Court on Aug. 16, regarding the $25 million federal court verdict in the Edwin Hardeman trial, who was able to show exposure to glyphosate from spraying Roundup on his property caused his non-Hodgkins lymphoma. […]

Endo International and Arnold Porter Opioid Discovery Abuses

    by Mark York, Editor Endo International’s opioid defense counsel Arnold & Porter,  is facing  civil contempt charges in the New York state court opioid trial currently underway In Re Opioids Litigation, Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Jerry Garguilo. Reflecting the gravity of the issue, Arnold & Porter has hired lawyers from three powerhouse commercial firms including Steptoe […]

Military members exposed to dangerously high level of sound.

3M 0—1 in Earplugs Test Cases

by Leah Rush Easterby Contributing Editor 3M Products Liability Litigation MDL 2885 Combat Arms Aren’t Your Typical Earplugs 3M’s Combat Arms are dual-ended earplugs designed for one side to block all noise and the other to be transparent enough to hear voice commands while blocking harmful ballistic noises. U.S. soldiers used the earplugs in Iraq, […]

Zantac Litigation Overview

Article Provided by Brenden Leydon Attorney at Wocl Leydon LLC The litigation over the harmful effects of Zantac (generic name is Ranitidine) is just getting underway, and it looks like it will lead to a significant number of cases. What is Zantac/Ranitidine? Ranitidine is an antacid which belongs to a class of drugs known as histamine-2 […]

Nuedexta: Drug Being Pushed “Off-Label” On Elderly In Nursing Homes = $116 Million Settlement

Avanir Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Nuedexta, a prescription drug approved to treat a rare neurological condition is earning hundreds of millions of dollars a year  by aggressively targeting elderly nursing home residents in “off-label” use, for whom the drug may be unnecessary and now recognized as unsafe. Off-label use is when a company offers and […]

JUUL: How Big Tobacco bought into a company that killed teens for profit!

The FDA missed a deadly corporate marketing campaign–AGAIN! Juul’s popularity was fueled by the company’s social media marketing that featured attractive young people in fun, trendy settings. A report by Stanford University researchers concluded that Juul’s launch marketing was “patently youth oriented” and “subsequently Juul’s principal advertising themes have been closely aligned with that of traditional tobacco advertising.” Why […]