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Johnson & Johnson Hit with $110 Million Talcum Powder Verdict

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri jury on May 4 to pay $110 million in the latest verdict concerning the link between the company’s talc-based products and ovarian cancer. This is the largest verdict ordered against Johnson & Johnson. So far,… Read More

Volkswagen to Plead Guilty to Criminal Charges and Pay $4.3 Billion Settlement

Volkswagen has announced that the company will plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $4.3 billion in penalties, the largest fine issued against an automaker in U.S. history. Volkswagen lied to consumers and government regulators in a 10-year long… Read More

NHTSA Confirmed the 11th U.S. Takata Airbag Fatality

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that the death of a 50-year-old woman was due to fatal injuries caused by a faulty Takata airbag in her 2001 Honda Civic. The accident occurred on Sept. 30 in Riverside, California.… Read More

Rio Tinto Minerals Sued over Talcum Powder’s Link to Cancer

A newly filed lawsuit names mining giant Rio Tinto Minerals Inc. as a responsible party in five alleged cases of ovarian cancer caused by the use of Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Rio Tinto mines talc that is used in Johnson & Johnson's talcum… Read More

California Court Ruling on Essure Could Lead to More Lawsuits

The judge for the Superior Court in Alameda County, California, ruled that 11 lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer of the permanent birth control device Essure, may proceed. The 11 cases represent 14 women who claim the device caused them to suffer… Read More

New Tests Show Takata Airbags More Dangerous Than Regulators Thought

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a new round of tests and found that Takata airbags are much more dangerous than previously thought. The NHTSA issued an urgent warning to owners of Honda and Acura vehicles model-year 2001-2003… Read More

VW Agrees to Settle Emissions Claims for $10.2 Billion

Volkswagen has agreed to a $10.2 billion payout in its emissions scandal case, one of the largest payouts by an automaker in the United States. The settlement is the result of VW's admission that it was using software in its vehicles that cheated to get… Read More

J&J Ordered to Pay $55 Million in Another Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay a victim of the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products $55 million. The woman claims that after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for decades, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall Grows as New Order Issued

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has ordered airbag manufacturer Takata to recall up to 40 million more airbags. Already the largest safety recall in auto history, defective Takata airbags have been linked to at least 11 U.S.… Read More

Nissan Recalls 3.2 Million Vehicles Due to Airbag Problems

Nissan has announced the recall of 3.2 million vehicles in the U.S. due to malfunctions which could cause airbags not to work properly during a crash. Defective occupant sensing systems, which detect if a passenger is sitting in the front passenger seat… Read More

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