Case Results

Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Clear Path to Justice for Asbestos Victims with NJ Supreme Court Win

In early June, after an appellate process that lasted six years, the New Jersey Supreme Court published an opinion stating that manufacturers may be found strictly liable for failure to warn of the dangers of their products, including their asbestos-containing components and a third party’s replacement components. Continue reading “Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Clear Path to Justice for Asbestos Victims with NJ Supreme Court Win”

Mark Lanier, Trial Team Help Secure Groundbreaking Settlement with Opioid Distributors, Manufacturers, Retailers

CLEVELAND – Mark Lanier, lead trial counsel for two Ohio counties in what would have been the first federal trial related to damages caused by the opioid addiction epidemic, says the settlement reached with five Big Pharma defendants should allow devastated communities to receive aid quickly.

“The key consideration was to get financial relief as quickly as possible to the local governments that have paid the price for this epidemic for many years,” he said. “This incremental step will change a small corner of the globe ravaged by opioids. We need to make this a step ladder to a larger resolution.” Continue reading “Mark Lanier, Trial Team Help Secure Groundbreaking Settlement with Opioid Distributors, Manufacturers, Retailers”

J&J Can’t Escape Calif. Talc Warning Label Suit

Law360 — A California federal judge has rebuffed Johnson & Johnson’s bid to dismiss a suit alleging it violates state warning label and false advertising laws by selling asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products, writing the consumer products giant was “simply demanding more” detail than is necessary in a complaint.

In a three-paragraph minute order on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge George Wu denied J&J’s motion to dismiss the suit brought by seven women, who have opened a new front in the ongoing legal battles over J&J’s talc by arguing the alleged contamination of the products violates California’s False Advertising Law, Unfair Competition Law and Proposition 65. Prop 65 requires businesses of all kinds to put up cancer warnings if their operations or products might expose customers to known carcinogens.

Read the full story at Law360.

Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit

Texas Federal Judge Enters $245 Million Final Judgment in J&J Hip Implant Bellwether

Law360 reporter Cara Bayles interviewed Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier after a Texas federal judge upheld the bulk of the firm’s November 2017 bellwether verdict for six individuals seriously injured by medical complications from J&J’s defective Pinnnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. Continue reading “Texas Federal Judge Enters $245 Million Final Judgment in J&J Hip Implant Bellwether”

Media Outlets Take Note of The Lanier Law Firm’s 4.69B Verdict

What’s Being Said About Our Recent Verdict:

 

“The money really isn’t the important part. It’s for women to learn about what’s in Talc and get it [removed from products]. And that maybe one or more will never have to go through this, or you won’t have to put it on your babies, because that’s the important thing about it.” Continue reading “Media Outlets Take Note of The Lanier Law Firm’s 4.69B Verdict”