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What we know so far about the fatal elevator accident in Allston

  Boston police said Tuesday that they’re still investigating what exactly caused an elevator accident that killed an adult woman Monday evening in Allston. The city’s police and fire department responded to the incident at 1140 Commonwealth Ave. at approximately 5:13 p.m. Monday,

What we know so far about the fatal elevator accident in Allston2020-09-15T17:36:15-04:00

California court rules Amazon is liable for injuries from defective products

  Amazon can be held liable like other traditional retailers for injuries from defective products sold via its sprawling e-commerce marketplace, a California state appeals court ruled on Thursday. The decision overturned a San Diego Superior Court ruling that the world’s biggest online

California court rules Amazon is liable for injuries from defective products2020-08-17T18:07:16-04:00

Reynolds has another legal setback in Master Settlement Agreement dispute with ITG

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. received last week another setback in a legal dispute over responsibility for about $84 million in annual Master Settlement Agreement-type payments covering four traditional cigarette brands. A three-judge District Court appeals court in Florida ruled Wednesday that Reynolds is obligated

Reynolds has another legal setback in Master Settlement Agreement dispute with ITG2020-08-02T13:10:21-04:00

Judge rules against key 3M defense in earplug lawsuit

A federal judge in Florida has harpooned a key legal defense that 3M planned to use against thousands of lawsuits accusing the company of knowingly making defective earplugs used by U.S. soldiers. Maplewood-based 3M has denied the allegations and invoked the "government contractor

Judge rules against key 3M defense in earplug lawsuit2020-07-28T18:20:13-04:00

Pharma Bayer hits Roundup settlement snag as judge ‘tentatively inclined’ to reject $1.25B deal

Looks like Bayer’s Roundup litigation headache may not be over after all, even after the company committed nearly $11 billion to a settlement. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, who oversees the class action lawsuit, said in a court filing (PDF) Monday that he’s

Pharma Bayer hits Roundup settlement snag as judge ‘tentatively inclined’ to reject $1.25B deal2020-07-10T01:59:26-04:00

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $2.1 billion in baby powder lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $2.1 billion in baby powder lawsuit A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.1 billion to women who claimed the company's talc-based products caused their ovarian cancer. The decision by the Eastern

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $2.1 billion in baby powder lawsuit2020-06-29T02:36:00-04:00

Bayer settlement in Roundup cancer lawsuits tops $10 billion

After more than one year of negotiations, Bayer AG has agreed to pay as much as $10.9 billion to settle nearly 100,000 U.S. lawsuits that claimed the German drug and pesticide giant’s popular Roundup weedkiller caused cancer. In a statement issued Wednesday, Bayer

Bayer settlement in Roundup cancer lawsuits tops $10 billion2020-06-25T03:43:33-04:00

Hundreds of vets are suing over these defective combat earplugs

Hundreds of veterans are filing lawsuits against a government contractor that manufactured and sold defective combat earplugs to the military. The earplugs didn’t maintain a tight seal and allowed dangerously loud sounds to slip through without the wearer knowing. The lawsuits allege that Minnesota-based 3M

Hundreds of vets are suing over these defective combat earplugs2020-05-18T13:40:40-04:00

James Swartz – Heightened Consumer Awareness is Still Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic

James Swartz - Heightened Consumer Awareness is Still Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic As we all work to practice social distance, the fight still continues for proper product guidelines and consumer safety. Our firm has a national reputation for successfully representing

James Swartz – Heightened Consumer Awareness is Still Important During the Coronavirus Pandemic2020-05-06T15:48:52-04:00

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety Toys are often colorful and innocent-looking, and should provide hours of safe enjoyment and learning opportunities. Unfortunately, defective toys, sold for infants and children of all ages, can cause death and debilitating injury when designers

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety2020-05-06T15:58:09-04:00