Johnson & Johnson announced it will cease production of its talc-based baby powder products in the U.S. and Canada amid thousands of lawsuits alleging the product contains asbestos and caused cancer. Products will continue to be sold by retailers until supplies run out.
New York extended its deadline to file civil sexual abuse claims under the state’s Child Victims Act to Jan. 14, 2021 due to COVID-19.
Litigation concerning claims that the popular antacid medication Zantac causes cancer continues to move forward with U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg on May 8, 2020, appointing attorneys to lead the multidistrict litigation, a national consolidation of individual cases.
Eleven Motley Rice attorneys were selected as a 2020 Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars for South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. Super Lawyers recognition represents no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state and the Rising Stars list makes up no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in a state.
Thousands of women who allege Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based baby powder caused their ovarian cancer can move forward with claims against the company, a federal judge ruled on April 27.