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Notable Developments in J&J, Boy Scouts, Purdue and Mallinckrodt Cases

Notable Developments in J&J, Boy Scouts, Purdue and Mallinckrodt Cases

Disarray amongst the circuits in these high-profile, multibillion-dollar restructurings could prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to finally decide this longstanding issue.

Steve Lantz
04/28/2022
December Winter Storm Brings Icy Road Conditions

December Winter Storm Brings Icy Road Conditions

Several days of snow in Minnesota produced difficult road conditions across much of the state, with Minnesota State Patrol reporting nearly 200 crashes and hundreds of spinouts Sunday night into Monday morning, according to KVRR News in Moorhead, MN.

Steve Lantz
12/28/2021
Recall Roundup: October 22, 2021

Recall Roundup: October 22, 2021

As a consumer, you have the right to know about any defects or problems with the products you buy. When food, medicine, or consumer products are found to be contaminated, hazardous, or otherwise unsafe, they may be subject to a recall.

Steve Lantz
10/22/2021
Recall Roundup: October 15, 2021

Recall Roundup: October 15, 2021

This Recall Roundup has us watching Specialized Tarmac SL7 Bicycles and Frame sets, white wooden stools from Hobby Lobby, and several voluntary recalls of heater-cooler devices used in cardiothoracic surgery.

Steve Lantz
10/15/2021
What to Expect if J&J Succeeds in Doing the Texas Two Step

What to Expect if J&J Succeeds in Doing the Texas Two Step

As of April, there were approximately 29,000 pending lawsuits in the U.S. linking Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing powders to ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. In recent years, J&J has taken some talc injury cases to trial and, in some of these cases, juries have sided with the company. As recently discussed by Law360′s Cara Salvatore in an article entitled “J&J May Court Trouble With ‘Texas Two-Step’ Talc Gambit,” J&J has threatened the plaintiffs with a bankruptcy maneuver known as the “Texas Two-Step.”

Steve Lantz
09/27/2021
Recall Roundup: September 23, 2021

Recall Roundup: September 23, 2021

This Recall Roundup has us watching 200,000 lbs of ready-to-eat salad packs that include undisclosed allergens in the salad dressing and Boppy Baby Loungers.

Steve Lantz
09/23/2021
Recall Roundup: September 16, 2021

Recall Roundup: September 16, 2021

This Recall Roundup has us watching Maxi Cosi Pria 70 convertible child car seats, Costco shower benches, and Pfizer's smoking cessation drug Chantix.

Steve Lantz
09/16/2021
Minneapolis Restaurant Employees Awarded $230k in Settlement

Minneapolis Restaurant Employees Awarded $230k in Settlement

A restaurant group that owns multiple establishments in Minneapolis has agreed to pay $230k in a settlement with employees. Bartmann Companies, based in Minneapolis, owns and operates 8 restaurants, including popular spots like Barbette and Red Stag Supper Club.

Steve Lantz
09/10/2021
Lawsuit Says Lazzaro Tried to Pay Off Victim

Lawsuit Says Lazzaro Tried to Pay Off Victim

On September 8, 2021, the Associated Press reports that Minnesota GOP donor Anton “Tony” Lazzaro, age 30, is being sued by the family of a minor who alleges Lazzaro trafficked her and used her for sex acts.

Steve Lantz
09/08/2021
Minnesota Tops 300 Traffic Deaths Before Labor Day

Minnesota Tops 300 Traffic Deaths Before Labor Day

This week, the StarTribune reported that for the first time in over a decade, Minnesota has reached the grim milestone of 300 traffic deaths before the Labor Day holiday.

Steve Lantz
09/03/2021
Proctor Middle School Teacher Arrested, Charged With Criminal Sexual Assault

Proctor Middle School Teacher Arrested, Charged With Criminal Sexual Assault

According to CBS 3 Duluth, a Proctor Middle School teacher has been charged with sexually abusing a former student. CBS 3 reports that on August 17, 2021, Duluth Police arrested 51-year-old Todd Robert Clark of Duluth. Clark has been charged with criminal sexual assault after another teacher learned of the abuse.

Steve Lantz
09/02/2021
Recall Roundup: September 2, 2021

Recall Roundup: September 2, 2021

This Recall Roundup has us watching 860 kids bike helmets imported by SKE Outdoors Inc., of Katy, Texas that were recalled for safety issues and potential salmonella and listeria contamination in Top Quality Dog Food of Hyattsville, MD.

Steve Lantz
09/02/2021

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