A Missouri jury slammed Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier with a $70 million verdict late Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using J&J's baby powder on her genitals, the third massive verdict in that state's talc litigation.
The attorneys who represented people and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will share $555.2 million in fees after negotiating approximately $13 billion worth of settlements with BP PLC in a case that a Louisiana federal judge called one of the largest multidistrict litigations in history.
Ex-Penn State University football coach Mike McQueary won $7.3 million on Thursday as a jury agreed that the school seriously mishandled his report that he’d seen Jerry Sandusky molesting a young boy in a locker room, as well as its response to the indictments that followed more than a decade later.
A Chadbourne & Parke LLP attorney with a $100 million proposed class action against the firm said in a Thursday filing that she has video showing the litigation head harassing her by removing a Nelson Mandela quotation from her office wall and putting up a cartoon of “a fat man wearing a bowler hat.”
Hyundai Motor Co. and affiliate Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to settle investigations by dozens of state attorneys general into allegations the companies misrepresented the mileage and fuel economy ratings for certain vehicles, Hyundai announced Thursday.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday approved a $265 million settlement for all pending claims over the 2015 derailment of Amtrak train number 188 in Philadelphia, which caused eight deaths and more than 200 injuries.
Qualcomm said Thursday it will buy NXP Semiconductors for more than $37 billion, marking a record semiconductor combination amid a wave of consolidation in the industry.
By Melissa Maleske