Blue Cross Blue Shield Settlement Faces Delays

The Subscriber Class in the Blue Cross Blue Shield litigation received final approval of the $2.67 settlement against the Blues on August 9, 2020; however, disbursements have been delayed as this settlement faces multiple objections. Several class members have filed…

Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Bankruptcy has been Appealed to the Third Circuit

Earlier last year, Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) created a subsidiary, LTL Management (“LTL”), which now holds all talcum powder liabilities, while only holding $2 billion in assets. The assets allocated to LTL are miniscule in comparison to the estimated $450…

$610 Million Asbestos Trust Established for Claims Against Owens-Illinois

Owens-Illinois manufactured asbestos-containing products commonly known under the brand name “Kylo” from 1940-1958, including asbestos-containing insulation, pipe covering, and pipe insulation. Exposure to these asbestos products can cause mesothelioma, cancer, and asbestosis, among other lung and pleural diseases. Due to…

Final Approval Granted for $2.67 Billion Antitrust Settlement Against BCBS

On August 9, 2022, U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor in the Northern District of Alabama issued an order granting final approval of the $2.67 billion Blue Cross Blue Shield antitrust settlement for the Subscriber Plaintiffs. This is the final approval…