Legal News

April 19, 2023

Johnson & Johnson Attempts 2nd Fraudulent Bankruptcy Claim

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) have attempted, for the second time, to resolve talc lawsuits by having and subsidiary file for Chapter 11. This fraud is “designed to deny plaintiffs just compensation.” J&J defied a January appeals court rejection of their first attempt to settle the litigation. The subsidiary refiled for Chapter 11 two hours after their first bankruptcy attempt was dismissed in court. Some lawyers called the unlawful abuse of Chapter 11 by J&J as the “largest intentional fraudulent transfer in United States history.” J&J’s first attempt at fraudulently filing for Chapter 11 is known as the Texas Two Step. […]
February 13, 2023

Celebrating Black History Month: Groundbreaking Attorneys

We celebrate Black History Month every February. Below are some groundbreaking African American attorneys in U.S. History: Macon Bolling Allen is believed to be the first African American to become a lawyer in 1844 and the first to argue before a jury. He was the second to hold a judicial position in the U.S. Jane Bolin graduated from Yale Law School to become the first African American female judge in the U.S. at the age of 31. Eunice Carter was one of New York’s first female African American lawyers. She was also the first to work as a prosecutor for […]
February 2, 2023

Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy Filing Dismissed by the Court of Appeal

A U.S. appeals court ended Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to get out of paying recompense for lawsuits related to their talc products. It was found that Johnson & Johnson was not in financial distress despite fraudulently filing bankruptcy in a move known as the Texas Two Step. The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia dismissed their Chapter 11 petition which they had filed to address more than 38,000 lawsuits from plaintiffs. Several major companies, like Johnson & Johnson have fraudulently turned to bankruptcy court to shield them from their mass tort liabilities. The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court found that Johnson  […]
October 24, 2022

Asbestos attorney continues to make his mark in the field

For the first decade of his career, trial attorney James Nevin worked at a relentless, breakneck pace, trying asbestos and other tort cases nearly nonstop.“I would finish one trial and the next day start a new one,” he recalls. “I would get a verdict in one trial and the next day I’d be doing motions in limine in the next trial. It was just trial after trial after trial, which was an amazing experience.” The law firm Nevin had joined right out of law school, Brayton Purcell LLP in California, was awash in cases of workers victimized by toxic exposures in […]
February 17, 2022

Johnson & Johnson’s continuing legal maneuvers

Johnson & Johnson’s continuing legal maneuversOn Behalf of Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 1, 2021 | Product Recalls | Johnson & Johnson is a popular company with a market share that any business would envy. But, their reputation for quality products diminished following Reuters publishing an investigation of J&J being well aware of asbestos in [...]
February 17, 2022

New Jersey Jury Finds J&J Liable for $37 Million for Mesothelioma

On April 5, a New Jersey state court jury awarded a young banker and his wife millions of dollars for his mesothelioma. The plaintiff alleged that he got the fatal asbestos-linked cancer because for three decades he had inhaled Johnson & Johnson products that contained talc contaminated with asbestos. Thousands of other lawsuits against J&J [...]
December 8, 2021

New law allows families to recover human damages that previously were extinguished at death

A California man’s plight and subsequent death from mesothelioma played a pivotal role in state lawmakers’ decision to remove an unsympathetic legal restriction that prevented families of terminally ill people from recovering damages for their decedent’s suffering in civil lawsuits. On Oct. 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate bill 447, a new law that allows families to collect damages for mental suffering on behalf of loved ones who died. Previously, California was among a few states declaring that if a plaintiff died before a trial took place, the claim for damages of suffering died with them. Man died before lawsuit decided Alfonso […]
October 2, 2020

Remembering the Notorious RBG

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993 until her death on September 18, 2020. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court after Sandra Day O’Connor. Justice Ginsburg earned her bachelor’s degree at Cornell University before finishing law school at Columbia. She taught civil procedure at [...]
January 29, 2020

Has the Talc Industry Been Steering the FDA?

When you go shopping, how often do you worry that the deodorant you buy might kill you? The odds are you don’t. After all, we have government agencies working tirelessly to protect us from harmful products. Right? Sadly, our nation’s faith in the FDA may have been misguided—at least so far as asbestos and talcum [...]