$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…

Johnson & Johnson Considers Bankruptcy Amidst Talcum Powder Suits

(Reuters) —Johnson & Johnson faces over 20,000 lawsuits from women who used the company’s baby powder product and developed ovarian cancer. Amidst these thousands of suits, Reuters reported that several sources familiar with the pending litigation have confirmed J&J is…