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Johnson & Johnson hit with $247M verdict, thousands of more hip implant cases waiting in the wings

DALLAS – Six plaintiffs reaped a combined $247 million in damages following a trial against Johnson & Johnson over an allegedly defective hip implant device.

Johnson & Johnson prevails in injury trial over pelvic mesh product

HOUSTON – A federal jury has found that there was no defect in a pelvic mesh product when it left the possession of Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Some appreciate today’s medical marvels, others sue the makers

Christiaan Barnard performed the first heart transplant in 1967, just 50 years ago. Today, heart transplants are commonplace procedures, and artificial hearts and pacemakers also extend lives in ways medically impossible just a few decades ago. Transplants of other organs are now routine, too, as are the attachment of prosthetic limbs and the implantation of artificial joints.

Johnson & Johnson 'remains committed' in battle against hip implant lawsuits

DALLAS – Medicinal-pharmaceutical corporate giant Johnson & Johnson Co. continues to battle more than 8,000 lawsuits made against the company over an allegedly defective hip implant device, and attorneys for the firm insist they are in the right despite continuing setbacks in a case that seems to have no end.

Patient alleges American Medical Systems Holdings, Boston Scientific device was defective

HOUSTON – A Houston man alleges he was injured by a defective prosthesis.

Consumer alleges she was damaged by actions of Edward D. Jones employee regarding annuity

HOUSTON – A Katy consumer alleges she has been damaged by the negligent misrepresentation of a financial adviser and insurance company.

Amicus brief filed in support of Exxon's Mobil's right to defend position on climate change policy

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corp. and an 11-state coalition accusing the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York of using governmental power to silence the views of those who oppose their personal views on climate change policy.

DePuy and Johnson & Johnson appeal decision in favor of hip implant recipients

DALLAS – DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson have appealed a trial court decision that would have them pay out $150 million in damages to five plaintiffs.

Immigration groups file class-action lawsuit against Trump administration

HOUSTON – Three immigration advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Trump Administration concerning the ban on travel for seven countries. Those groups are the American Immigration Council, the Northwest Immigrants Rights Project and the National Immigration Project. While there are currently six plaintiffs in the suit, there is the potential for additional plaintiffs to join in the lawsuit due to the fact that the suit is a class action.

$1B verdict against Johnson & Johnson reinforces 'need for appellate review,' says attorney

DALLAS – A verdict of more than $1 billion has been handed down by a federal jury in a lawsuit regarding hip replacements.

Third verdict issued in Johnson & Johnson, DePuy cases

DALLAS -- Another verdict has been handed down in one of the cases against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.

Property owner accuses Liberty Mutual of failure to pay claim

SHERMAN — A Texas man is suing Liberty Mutual, alleging misrepresentation of insurance policies.

Federal court hears arguments in EPA Clean Power Plan case

WASHINGTON — A coalition of states argued in federal court that the EPA has overstepped its authority with proposed emission standards that would require states such as West Virginia to revamp its primary energy source and economic model.

Texas AG supports ExxonMobil's efforts to dismiss subpoena for internal climate change documents

ABILENE – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 10 other state attorneys general are backing ExxonMobil Corp.’s effort to squash a state civil administrative subpoena for more than 40 years of the oil giant’s internal documents, which some believe could show the corporation misled its investors regarding evidence of climate change.

Specialty retail chain accuses Hanover Insurance of breach of contract

HOUSTON — A Houston specialty retail chain is suing Hanover Insurance Company, alleging breach of contract.