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J&J involved in litigation and appeals regarding talc powder

Does talcum powder cause cancer? Many people believe it does, and it seems the California courts agree, at least in some cases. Product manufacturing mogul Johnson & Johnson has been involved in litigation and appeals for some time now regarding lawsuits filed against the company seeking legal accountability for injuries related to cancers that consumers say they contracted after using its talc products. A recent court award in this state is said to have been larger than all other lawsuits filed against J&J for talc-related injuries to date.

SCOTUS: Disparagement clause of Lanham Act is unconstitutional

A few weeks back, our blog spent some time discussing a groundbreaking decision by the Supreme Court of the United States in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, which essentially served to end the practice of forum shopping in patent litigation.

SCOTUS issues important decision concerning patent lawsuits - II

Last week, our blog spent some time discussing how a 1990 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding where patent infringement actions may be filed has now resulted in a flood of lawsuits -- many of them dubious in nature -- in jurisdictions known for being sympathetic to plaintiffs.

SCOTUS issues important decision concerning patent lawsuits

Nearly three decades ago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Washington D.C.-based patent court, issued a landmark ruling concerning where patent cases may be filed by plaintiffs. Specifically, the 1990 decision held that such suits could be filed anywhere a named defendant has even a minor sales presence.

California doctor selling controversial, "drinkable" skin product

California is known as the land of the sun and the sea. Millions live and visit here for the weather alone. It is a beautiful place we live in. Those of us who live in the sunshine during most of the year understand how important an everyday sunscreen routine is. Is drinking your sunscreen a routine you would adopt?

The trouble with baby boomer divorces

For those who pay attention to America’s divorce rate, it is indeed increasing. According to a Fortune.com report, it could be attributable to the greater number of baby boomers who are getting divorced.  Indeed, this may be due to changing views about marriage or economic independence. However, graying divorcees may face challenging financial circumstances after a divorce.

What is the product liability process like?

Have you been injured because of a malfunctioning or defective product? Maybe you have sustained property damage due to a product liability matter. As consumers, we are entitled to a level of safety among the products in our lives. When something goes unreasonably wrong, therefore, we have civil liability rights.

What makes a product liability case in California?

While it is generally healthy to not measure one's life based on the possessions they have, in reality, products we buy and use every day do play a big part in our lives. Products can make life easier, more fun and safer. But what happens when a product causes injury, illness or severe damage?

When would someone contest a probate matter?

When there is a death of a loved one, the emotion of that loss can be all-consuming. An already overwhelming time is usually more complicated than being able to wallow in emotions. As people, we leave more than those who love us behind. People leave behind assets. 

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