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J&J Tries to Use Supplier’s Bankruptcy to Gather Talc Suits

Johnson & Johnson wants a federal judge to take over more than 2,000 baby-powder lawsuits it faces instead of allowing the cases to be heard by state-court juries, where the company has a mixed record. The world’s largest maker of …

New Arizona Law Limits Recoveries in Asbestos Injury Claims

Attorneys representing victims of asbestos exposure say a bill Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law will limit victims’ ability to recover losses. Ducey said he signed the measure Thursday to increase transparency and fairness in asbestos litigation. “While victims are …

Manufacturers Get a Lifeline With Asbestos Ruling

A judge who found what he called a “startling pattern” of abuse by plaintiffs’ lawyers may have shifted the landscape of asbestos litigation with a ruling in favor of manufacturers. In a decree last month, Judge George Hodges said the …

West Virginia’s Attempted Reforms Fail to Curb Abusive Lawsuits: Report

A new report released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) finds that court rules designed to bring fairness and balance to asbestos litigation in West Virginia have been ignored, contributing to the state’s poor legal environment. …

Lawsuit Trends Research Unveiled at U.S. Chamber’s Legal Reform Summit

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today identified asbestos, class-action, data privacy, and False Claims Act lawsuits among the leading lawsuit trends, in a paper released at its 14th Annual Legal Reform Summit. The first-of-its-kind, large-scale survey of …