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    • $15.5 Million Settlement in Risperdal Failure to Warn, Off-Label Marketing Lawsuit

      $15.5 Million Settlement in Risperdal Failure to Warn, Off-Label Marketing Lawsuit

      A settlement of $15.5 million was reached between the Kentucky Attorney General and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) regarding the drug Risperdal, used widely to treat schizophrenia. The suit was originally filed with allegations that the drug […]

    • Three of Four Pennsylvania Risperdal Lawsuits Favor Plaintiffs

      Three of Four Pennsylvania Risperdal Lawsuits Favor Plaintiffs

      Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary) is currently facing at least 1,600 Risperdal cases pending in Philadelphia court. A prescription medication used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, Risperdal is at the center of numerous lawsuits on behalf of male […]

    • Sheller Receives Clarence Darrow Award

      Sheller Receives Clarence Darrow Award

      The Clarence Darrow Award was presented to Stephen A. Sheller, P.C. at “An Evening with Thurgood Marshall,” a benefit for the Temple University Beasley School of Law’s Sheller Center for Social Justice, in Philadelphia, on March 3. The award is […]

    • Stephen Sheller’s New Book Pharmageddon: A Nation Betrayed Coming in May

      Stephen Sheller’s New Book Pharmageddon: A Nation Betrayed Coming in May

      “Lawyering in Times of Saints and Evildoers,” is a true account of Stephen A. Sheller’s law career which spans 50 years. In this book, currently available on Amazon, Sheller shows how he became a highly regarded advocate of everyday people, […]

    • Hedge Fund Manager Claims Wayfair Selling Furniture with Toxic Formaldehyde Levels

      Hedge Fund Manager Claims Wayfair Selling Furniture with Toxic Formaldehyde Levels

      The company Wayfair has been under fire from short seller Whitney Tilson with allegations that select products contain formaldehyde levels exceeding California Air Resource Board (CARB) standards. Tilson said he had five items of Wayfair’s furniture tested for formaldehyde and, […]

    • Supreme Court Ruling: Victory for Consumer Class Action Plaintiffs

      Supreme Court Ruling: Victory for Consumer Class Action Plaintiffs

      In a 6-to-3 vote that favors class-action plaintiffs, the Supreme Court ruled that courts cannot dismiss lawsuits because a defendant offers a full settlement in advance. “Once unaccepted, the offer is off the table,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in […]

    • E-Cigarette Explosions Causing Burns & Other Injuries

      E-Cigarette Explosions Causing Burns & Other Injuries

      E-cigarettes and vaporizers seem to be all the rage right now for those seeking a “healthier alternative” to cigarettes. However, more and more studies are showing that E-cigarettes and vaporizers are not safe alternatives to regular cigarettes. And now, the […]

    • Google Accused of Spying on Students Using Chromebooks

      Google Accused of Spying on Students Using Chromebooks

      Google is under fire for collecting and data mining school children’s personal information, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit advocacy group. “Google violated a legally binding agreement […]

    • Is a Xarelto Bleeding Antidote in Sight?

      Is a Xarelto Bleeding Antidote in Sight?

      Portola Pharmaceuticals has designed a treatment to reverse the effects of blood thinners Xarelto and Eliquis. The anti-anticoagulant came through in a pair of Phase III trials and is poised for final FDA submission. The treatment, andexanet alfa, works as […]

    • Penn State Hershey – Second Hospital to Discover NMT Infections

      Penn State Hershey – Second Hospital to Discover NMT Infections

      An estimated 2,300 patients at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, received a warning letter that they may be at risk for a bacterial infection if they underwent open-heart surgery within the past four years. According to the news […]