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Digest for Week of May 10th, 2016

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Allen v. Boeing Co.

May 5, 2016
Property Law & Real Estate, Civil Procedure, Water Law, Class Actions, Environmental Law
(United States Ninth Circuit) - In case in which plaintiffs alleged that aerospace manufacturer-defendant released toxins into the groundwater around its facility in Auburn, Washington and that co-defendant was negligent in the investigation and remediation of the pollution, the district court's order remanding to state court, pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act's (CAFA) local controversy exception, is affirmed where plaintiffs, who are 108 individuals who have property near the defendant's facility, adequately pled both that they were seeking 'significant relief' from co-defendant,and that co-defendant's alleged conduct formed a 'significant basis' for their claims, as required by CAFA's local controversy exception, 28 U.S.C. section 1332(d)(4)(A)(i).
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Class Action Blog Posts

Xarelto Injuries or Fatalities: Can You Sue?

Ephrat Livni, Esq.
May 6, 2016
If you were prescribed the anticoagulant, or blood thinner, Xarelto and were injured as a result, you are not alone. If you choose to sue the drug manufacturer, you will also not be the first. Last month, an estate administrator...
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Johnson & Johnson to Pay $55M in Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Christopher Coble, Esq.
May 3, 2016
For the second time in three months, Johnson & Johnson has lost a jury trial linking use of its talcum powder-based products to cancer. In this case, a Missouri jury has awarded a woman $55 million who contracted ovarian cancer...
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Suing Big Pharma

Christopher Coble, Esq.
May 3, 2016
Let’s be honest, many consumers don’t have a lot of faith in giant pharmaceutical companies right now. Between the constant barrage of television ads with never-ending lists of side effects to new stories every day about supposedly life-saving drugs that...
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