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An update on the opioid litigation

Court Upholds a Majority of Governments’ Claims Against Defendants Local governments designated as Track 1 cases received a favorable ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Dan A. Polster when he adopted a majority of the report and recommendation (R&R) issued by Magistrate Judge David A. Ruiz in October. The ruling upheld most of the claims […]

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Talc ovarian cancer litigation update: a look at the year ahead

As we move into 2019, the talcum powder litigation continues to move forward in several venues across the country. At the state court level, our lawyers are currently preparing to take several talc ovarian cancer cases to trial in the first half of 2019. In January, Beasley Allen lawyers will return to St. Louis, Missouri, […]

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Sharing joy throughout the holiday season

Each year, beginning just before Thanksgiving, Beasley Allen employees start getting in the festive spirit and look forward to sharing the joy of the season throughout the community. This year the firm and its nearly 300 employees continued to support a number of holiday projects in Montgomery, Alabama, where it is headquartered, and also in […]

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Breaking: Johnson & Johnson’s talc containing asbestos cover up exposed

A Reuters exposé released today revealed that since at least 1971 to the early 2000s, Johnson & Johnson’s executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors, and lawyers knew that the raw talc and some finished powders used in its talcum products such as Baby Powder contained the cancer-causing mineral asbestos. This may be the final nail in […]

The role of advanced discovery technology in the bone cement litigation

In 2018, Beasley Allen lawyers filed five HV Bone Cement cases in federal courts in North Carolina, Louisiana, and Texas. These cases are now being primed for the discovery phase. Modern discovery technology is now capable of analyzing and categorizing millions of documents by predictive technologies. There are two basic types of e-discovery technologies: (1) […]

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Jury awards $774,000 to machine operator injured on the job

A Conecuh County, Alabama, jury awarded plaintiff John Dees $774,000 for permanent injuries he suffered while working for Onin Staffing, LLC at Tenax Manufacturing Alabama, LLC. Mr. Dees was injured on a machine manufactured by Tenax SPA, an Italian Company. The jury determined Tenax SPA acted wantonly due to its failure to guard against the […]

Bone cement litigation update

Recent medical studies have linked high viscosity (HV) bone cement to increased loosening, leading to early failures and additional surgeries. These studies often compared HV bone cements to low-viscosity (LV) or medium-viscosity (MV) bone cements and found statistically significant results that HV cements were not as strong. These HV bone cements have been the subject […]

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Takata ignored whistleblowers concerned about explosive airbag chemical

Takata airbags were the focus of an investigative report aired by Australian television Sunday, demonstrating how the warnings voiced by the three Takata whistleblowers went ignored by company executives two decades ago. According to 60 Minutes Australia, the whistleblowers each issued dire warnings to Takata executives when the Japanese auto supplier made the fateful decision […]

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A decade of celebrating pro bono legal services

A key tenet of American democracy is a due process under the law. As U.S. citizens, our “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” cannot be arbitrarily denied. We should rely on the protection and access to justice afforded by the rule of law. While criminal defendants have a legal right to counsel, no equivalent legal […]

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