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A judge recently ruled in favor of a demand to make public dozens of Zimmer Biomet’s internal corporate documents; documents that were purposely kept hidden.
Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for its failed Pinnacle hip device began in 2010. Since then, J&J has faced several federal jury trials over its Pinnacle hip device. While the company won the first trial in 2014; it lost three others afterward awarding plaintiffs more than $1.7 billion.
Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, the companies who make and sell the blood thinner Xarelto, have reached a settlement in 25,000 lawsuits. While the companies have not admitted liability, they have agreed to pay a $775 million dollar settlement.
Johnson & Johnson and the maker of its Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants, DePuy Orthopaedics, have been in settlement talks to resolve thousands of individual lawsuits alleging the devices were defective.
The attorneys general of 46 states who sued Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. over deceptive and misleading marketing practices reached a $120 million consent judgment.
September 4, 2018. Insurance giant, State Farm, agreed to pay $250 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that the company broke federal racketeering laws by secretly funneling money to help elect an Illinois high court justice [Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier who was a candidate for the high court in 2004] to help overturn a billion-dollar judgment against the company.
August 10, 2018. After only three days deliberation, a jury came back with a verdict for plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson, in the first trial over claims that the weed killer Roundup causes cancer.
May 23, 2018. J&J lost a second mesothelioma lawsuit in which the Plaintiff claimed she developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos in its baby powder product.
April 11, 2018. Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier, Imerys Talc America LLC, were hit with combined punitive damages of $80 million. This comes just after the jury awarded Plaintiffs Stephen Lanzo III and his wife $37 million in compensatory damages.
December 5, 2017 – After winning three previous cases filed in federal court over the risks of Xarelto, a blood thinner, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG suffered their first trial loss.
The companies were ordered to pay $1.8 million in actual damages and $26 million in punitive damages for their failure to warn of the drug’s internal bleeding risks.