First Xarelto Bellwether Results in Victory for Bayer/J&J

Last week, the first bellwether trial over Xarelto, a “new generation” blood thinner jointly developed by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, concluded. The jury found in favor of the Big Pharma defendants on Wednesday, after less than three hours of deliberation. Bellwether trials are a means for parties and attorneys to test their arguments and


Feel Good Friday: Help with Epi-Pen Prices

This week’s Feel Good Friday is brought to you by corporate greed and those of us who despise it. Unlike the usual Feel Good Friday article, this post doesn’t highlight an individual lawyer, a law firm, or a legal organization. This one is more of a public service piece suggested to me by a very





Justice Hits Hard in J&J Pelvic Mesh Case – $20M Verdict

Friday, April 28 was not a good day for Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon division. The most recent suit over the giant corporation’s TVT-Secur transvaginal mesh concluded and the jury found in favor of plaintiff, Margaret “Peggy” Engleman. The eight-woman, four-man jury awarded Ms. Engleman $20 million, the third multimillion-dollar verdict against J&J in





House Introduces Bill to Loosen Obama-Era Regulations on E-Cigarettes

The U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill Thursday which would loosen Obama-era regulations on e-cigarettes. The proposal was brought about by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) of California, a vocal and longtime supporter of the use of e-cigarettes, colloquially known as “vapes.” Under Barack Obama, the Food and Drug Administration began classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco