California Jury Returns Record Verdict in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a jury in Los Angeles returned a verdict of $417 million against Johnson & Johnson in a case where the plaintiff alleged that her ovarian cancer had been caused by J&J’s talcum powder products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder. This is the largest talcum powder verdict to date against J&J, …

Supreme Court Limits Where Injured Railway Workers Can Sue Railroad Employers

Unlike most workers, railway employees cannot bring workers compensation claims when they are injured on the job. Their sole remedy against their employer is to bring a lawsuit under a special statute known as the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). This law provides in part that injured railway workers may bring their lawsuits in any …