Other Brands’ Warning Labels Pivotal Evidence in $417M Talc-Ovarian Cancer Trial

On August 22nd, I reported on a huge verdict for the plaintiff in a case against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over the company’s talc-based baby powder. The plaintiff, Mrs. Eva Echeverria, is currently undergoing aggressive treatment of ovarian cancer; a disease she (and the jury) believes is the result of years of using J&J’s baby powder for feminine hygiene. Mrs. Echeverria was awarded $417M ($70M in non-economic damages and $347M in punitive damages). The total in talc-related verdicts against J&J is now over $720M. All for want of a simple warning label.

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Agrees to Settlement in Whistleblower Lawsuit

A settlement has been reached between Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and a former employee, Cristina Griffith, who “accused the restaurant group of harassing and ultimately firing her for refusing” to do tasks she deemed illegal and for “reporting them to her supervisors.” Additionally, the restaurant group was “accused of violating the state’s Whistleblower Act.”