Firm News and Insights

BCBS Subscriber Settlement

Blue Cross Blue Shield has started notifying class members via email about the recent subscriber settlement. Class representatives in the Blue Cross Blue Shield antitrust lawsuit for subscribers reached a $2.67 billion settlement in October 2020.   Subscribers in the…

Owen-Illinois’ Subsidiary forms $610 million Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust

PERRYSBURG, Ohio - Owens-Illinois Glass announced that its subsidiary, Paddock Enterprises, LLC, has reached a tentative agreement for a Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization that will establish an asbestos bankruptcy trust with $610 million in initial funding. Owens-Illinois, Inc. has…

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…