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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.

Bonnsu Recalls Miniware Teething Spoons Due to Choking Hazard

Bonsu, LLC d/b/a Miniware has recalled over 30,000 units of its teething spoons due to the ability of spoons breaking in a child's mouth when being used as a teether, posing a severe choking hazard to infants.

Apple Agrees to $500 Million Settlement Over iPhone Batteries

Apple recently agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle a class action lawsuit regarding batteries in iPhones. The settlement covers models 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and SE devices.

Stop Using These Jack Stands Immediately - Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recalled for Risk of Collapsing

If you own a set of jack stands manufactured by Harbor Freight, check them now. Over 450,000 6-ton jack stands produced between 2013 and 2019, and nearly 1.3 million 3-ton jack stands produced between 2012 and 2020 are being recalled due to a risk of collapsing under load.

The Food and Drug Administration States That the Use of At-Home COVID-19 Tests Poses Serious Risk of Harm and Cautions Against At-Home Test Use

The Food and Drug Administration, or "FDA," is cautioning consumers against the use of COVID-19 tests designated for use at home. The FDA states that it has not authorized any form of COVID-19 diagnostic tests for at-home use, nor has it endorsed any prevention or treatment claims made by U.S. companies. Further, the FDA has actively prohibited many companies from marketing their at-home test kits in an effort to safeguard the public, including Austin, Texas' Everlywell, and San Francisco, California's Nurx.

Patient Receives $12.75M after Device Breaks during Brain Surgery

Michael Brassloff was 71 years old when he underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. During the procedure, the two-millimeter tip of a carbon dioxide-cooled laser probe snapped off after it was inserted through a hole in Mr. Brassloff's skull. As a result, the pressurized carbon dioxide drilled directly into Mr. Brassloff's brain. The force was eight times more powerful than that of a nail gun.

Austin Woman Files Lawsuit Against Firearms Dealer After Defective Pistol Causes Permanent Injuries

On February 18, 2020, a woman filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas Austin Division against J&G II, Inc. d/b/a J&G Sales LTD, a firearms dealer, after suffering permanent injuries because the pistol sold by the dealer spontaneously discharged. The woman alleges causes of action for products liability, negligent marketing, and breach of implied warranties, among others in her complaint.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Evenflo Company, Inc. for Making Misleading Safety Claims Regarding Its "Big Kid Booster Car Seat"

A California man has filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Evenflo, alleging that Evenflo sold its "Big Kid Booster Car Seat" with misleading advertising and safety claims. The lawsuit alleges that Evenflo advertised its car seat as "side-impact tested" and safe for children weighing less than 40 pounds. However, Evenflo's testing actually revealed that a side-impact collision was likely to lead to the serious injury or death of the occupant.

Infant Sleepers Recalled Because of Risk of Suffocation

Graco, Summer Infant, Evenflo, and Delta Children are recalling more than 165,000 infant sleepers because they pose a risk for suffocation for babies. The recall notices posted on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website state, "Infant fatalities have been reported with other manufacturers' inclined sleep products, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side, or under other circumstances." Parents are advised to immediately stop using the products and to contact the companies for refunds. There have not been any reported deaths related to the newly recalled products; however, at least 73 infant deaths have been linked with the inclined infant category.

  • $50+ Million Personal Injury Fire and Explosion

    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.

  • $80 Million Personal Injury Large Plant Explosion

    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.

  • $50+ Million Personal Injury Plant Fire and Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 45 personal injury victims in a plant fire and explosion, serving on the plaintiffs steering committee, concluding with a settlement of more than $50 million.

  • $22+ Million Personal Injury Work Site Accident

    The firm prevailed in a personal injury trial for a worksite injury client with the jury returning a verdict and resulting in a judgment of over $22 million for the firm’s client.

  • $12 Million Auto Accident 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

  • $30 Million Personal Injury Burn Victims

    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $30 million.

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