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April 01, 2019

Johnson & Johnson’s Recent Litigation Trends in Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Just two months ago, in Blinkinsop v. Albertson Co., a California jury unanimously ruled that Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder does not contain asbestos and did not cause the plaintiff’s mesothelioma.
March 01, 2019

Court Determines Certain Asbestos Claims Are Barred By Statute Of Repose

In Stearns v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently concluded that the statute of repose, Mass. Gen. L. c. 260, sec. 2B, applies to claims of asbestosis and other latent diseases.
February 01, 2019

New York Passes Child Victim Act

By recently passing the Child Victims Act, New York has joined the trend in extending the statute of limitations for childhood sex abuse cases.
December 01, 2018

A Snub to Today’s Families or Proper Contractual Interpretation?

The decision of Derrick Martins Oliveira v. The Commerce Insurance Company, Appeals Court No. 17-P-757, was only handed down on October 23, 2018, but has already created waves across the insurance community.
December 01, 2018

Holden v. Wal-Mart Stores East

In 1975, the Appeals Court in Wexler v. Stanetsky Memorial Chapel of Brookline, Inc., set forth the so-called “transitory water” doctrine. Wexler, 2 Mass. App. Ct. 750, 751-52 (1975).