U.S. District Court Rejects Bayer’s Proposed Settlement for Future Roundup Claims

SAN FRANCISCO - In early June, federal Judge Chhabria rejected Bayer’s proposed $2 billion settlement proposal for future potential claims in the Roundup weedkiller litigation. This proposal was Bayer’s second proposal to resolve potential future claims of Roundup users who…

The Supreme Court of the United States Denies Review of the $2.1 Billion Verdict against Johnson & Johnson

Washington, D.C. – On June 1, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States denied Johnson & Johnson’s request for review of the $2.1 billion verdict against the company. In May 2018, a jury awarded the plaintiffs in Ingham v.…

Four Business Interruption Lawsuits against Cincinnati Insurance are being Consolidated in Ohio

CINCINNATI – On Jan. 15, Judge Matthew W. McFarland of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio consolidated four COVID-19 business interruption coverage actions against Cincinnati Insurance Company. The four plaintiffs included in this consolidation are Troy…

JPML grants centralization for Society, but DENIES centralization for Lloyd’s London, Cincinnati, Travelers, and Hartford insurance companies.

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation granted centralization for Society Insurance Company; however, centralization was denied for Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, Cincinnati Insurance Co., Travelers, and Hartford. The JPML granted centralization for Society Insurance Company based on…