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It’s about time – First Women Majority MDL – Ethicon Power Morcellator

It’s about time!  Congratulations to the well deserved women in the Ethicon Inc’s (a unit of Johnson & Johnson)Power Morcellator MDL.  Our firm just represented one of these clients in the medical malpractice suit in NY, in which the client died.  Bravo to U.S. District Judge Kathy Vratil of Kansas for speaking loudly about “best practices” in MDL’s.

Lawyers picked to lead Invokana MDL

Lawyers from Seeger Weiss and Douglas & London have been selected as co-lead counsel for plaintiffs who allege Johnson & Johnson’s Type II diabetes drug Invokana can cause kidney damage.

In an order on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti in Trenton, New Jersey, appointed Christopher Seeger and Michael London to serve as co-lead counsel in multidistrict Invokana litigation. Martinotti also named liaison counsel, a three-member executive committee and a eight-member steering committee for the MDL.

Three Douglas & London Attorneys were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

NEW YORKAug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Douglas & London, P.C. is proud to announce that three of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©This is the second straight year Michael London and Virginia Anello have been recognized by Best Lawyers© and Gary J. Douglas’ first year of recognition. All three attorneys are being recognized in the category of “Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs.”

Plaintiffs lawyers – and their experts – are gaining power in Michigan on PFAS issue

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiffs lawyers likely have their eyes on Michigan, as the new attorney general there wants to sue companies over chemicals known as PFAS but doesn’t think her staff will be able to handle it.

Instead, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is soliciting pitches from private lawyers who would fund the litigation in exchange for a percentage of any verdict or settlement. She reached this decision as the State considers regulating PFAS with the help of a three-member panel that features two scientists who have been expert witnesses for the plaintiffs bar.

Six law firms to represent state in lawsuit over PFAS

he state Department of Justice has lined up six nationally known law firms to represent New Hampshire in its landmark lawsuit against major chemical companies over contamination from chemicals used in products with trade names like Teflon and Scotchgard.

The Executive Council and Legislative Fiscal Committee have both approved a June 11 agreement that guarantees the law firms 20 percent of any settlement, after expenses.

Gov. Chris Sununu and Attorney General Gordon MacDonald in May announced the lawsuit was filed in Hillsborough County Superior Court against 3M, DuPont and the Chemours Company, all of which manufacture and distribute chemicals known as PFAS (polyfluroalkyl substances).