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A California judge on Friday tossed a jury award of $417 million from Johnson & Johnson to a woman who claimed the company's baby powder gave her ovarian cancer, finding the plaintiff relied on speculative expert testimony that failed to link talcum powder to cancer.
A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit on Friday nixed a lower court order requiring the federal government to allow an immigrant teenager to have an abortion, giving U.S. Health and Human Services until the end of the month for the young woman to be released to a sponsor.
If Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products contained asbestos, a person using them on their child or on themselves could develop mesothelioma, a former Tulane pathology professor and asbestos expert testified in a California trial Friday for a woman alleging she developed the cancer in this way.
State attorneys general, a Native American tribe and individual consumers are among the chorus of plaintiffs who've brought lawsuits against drugmakers, pharmacies and distributors allegedly responsible for epidemic levels of opioid abuse. Here, Law360 gives an overview of major pending opioid cases and how far they've progressed.
The Trump administration on Friday urged a California federal judge not to quickly restore funding for Affordable Care Act subsidies that reduce copays and deductibles, arguing that a new lawsuit from Democratic attorneys general is procedurally improper.