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Report Flags Amazon's Own Products as Fire Hazards

A recent report found a number of products sold on Amazon.com, from the AmazonBasics product line, have been reported as safety risks by customers. This includes products that may be fire hazards.

Lawmakers Demand Amazon Product Brand Recalls

Last week Senators Richard Blumenthal, Robert Mendez, and Ed Markey sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos relating to reports that Amazon has ignored consumer safety complaints. Specifically, the letter from the lawmakers points out that there are recent allegations that AmazonBasics products have potentially been linked to fires, explosions, smoking, melting, and other harms to consumers and their property.

Lawsuits Filed Against E-Scooter Companies

More than 90 lawsuits have been filed against two of the nation's largest e-scooter companies, Lime and Bird, over severe injuries suffered by riders of defective scooters. The lawsuits allege the injuries were suffered after riders were thrown from the vehicles due to malfunctioning brakes, sudden accelerations, as well as faulty throttles, handlebars, and wheels.

Roundup Pledges Over $10 Billion to Pay Cancer Claims

On June 24, 2020, Bayer announced one of the largest settlements in U.S. Civil Litigation to resolve the lawsuits surrounding Roundup weed killer and its ties to Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018, after claims had already surfaced that one of the active ingredients in Roundup, glyphosate, was a probable carcinogenic to humans. Since then, three sizeable verdicts against Monsanto influenced them to avoid trial and seek an alternative dispute resolution for the thousands of pending lawsuits that remained. Bayer and the 25 lead law firms negotiated the settlement for months before coming to an agreement.

FDA Warns Against Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem SA due to the potential presence of the toxic chemical Methanol.

Bayer Agrees to $10 Billion Settlement Over Roundup Claims

On June 24, 2020, it was announced that Bayer agreed to pay in excess of $10 billion to settle 95,000 claims regarding Roundup, the world's best-known weedkiller. The settlement also includes $1.25 billion to cover future claims. Bayer still faces at least 30,000 claims from plaintiffs who did not join the settlement.

FDA Issues Warning Regarding Hand Sanitizer

The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has issued a warning about the use of several hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV due to the presence of a potentially dangerous chemical.

Ikea pays $46M to Family of Toddler

In 2017, 2-year-old Jozef Dudek suffocated after a 30-inch dresser from Ikea tipped over on top of him. His parents, Craig and Joleen Dudek, brought suit against Ikea and claimed Ikea was aware that the dressers "presented an unreasonable tip-over hazard and were dangerously unsafe," but continued to sell them. Ikea has agreed to pay $46 million to Jozef's parents.

Galveston Couple Sues Honda and its Dealership Because of an Acura that Burst into Flames

On November 26, 2019, a couple from Galveston filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and one of its Dallas automotive dealerships. They allege that their Acura, idling in their driveway, started to spill smoke and burst into flames shortly after, also causing other damages.

Family of 10-Year Old Injured on Zip Line Sues Florida Theme Park

The family of a 10-year-old boy who fell from a zip line at the Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park has filed suit against the park's operators. The accident occurred on a ride called the "Sky Rider" when the young boy fell out of his harness. The ride operators failed to properly secure the boy in his harness, causing the boy to fall 20 feet and suffer life-altering injuries. The park has since let the responsible ride operators go and retrained its employees on the use of zip lines.

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    The firm successfully represented nearly 100 victims who suffered personal injuries and damages to property from a large fire and explosion resulting in a settlement of more than $50 million. The firm served as lead lawyers on the steering committee in this litigation.

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    The firm successfully represented 270 plaintiffs, taking a lead role in the plaintiffs’ steering committee, who suffered injuries in a large plant explosion resulting in a settlement of nearly $80 million.

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