Articles by Jef Feeley and Bill Callahan

Judge Orders J&J to Pay $344 Million Over Vaginal Mesh Implants Marketing

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $344 million for misrepresenting the risks of vaginal-mesh implants to consumers in California, the first state to bring its claim against the company to trial after thousands of U.S. women sued and some …

Musk Holds Out As Other Tesla Directors Settle Investors’ SolarCity Claims for $60M

All Tesla Inc. directors except Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk agreed to a $60 million settlement to resolve shareholder lawsuits over the company’s purchase of SolarCity, according to people familiar with the deal. Insurers covering Tesla’s directors and executives will …

McKesson Board Settles with Investors for $175M Over Distributor’s Role in Opioid Crisis

McKesson Corp.’s board reached a $175 million settlement with investors who claimed directors failed to maintain adequate internal systems for spotting suspicious opioid shipments, as the U.S.’s largest drug distributor continues to grapple with claims it helped fuel a public-health …

Roundup Plaintiffs, Bayer in Talks to Settle Claims For $10 Billion

In an effort to settle tens of thousands of claims that Bayer AG’s Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, lawyers for some plaintiffs are discussing with the company deals that could lead to a total payout of about $10 billion, according to …

U.S. Study Questions Baby Powder Link to Ovarian Cancer

A study of more than 250,000 women found that those who used talc or other personal-hygiene powders weren’t significantly more likely to develop ovarian cancer, news that will impact thousands of legal claims against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the …

J&J Reported to Settle Baby Powder Claim for $2 Million

Johnson & Johnson agreed in the middle of a trial to pay more than $2 million to resolve a woman’s claims that asbestos-laced baby powder caused her cancer, according to people familiar with the case. The settlement marks a rare …

Ex-DuPont CEO Claims No Intent to Burden Chemours with Unlimited Liabilities

DuPont de Nemours Inc. never intended to saddle its spinoff Chemours Co. with “unlimited exposure” to its liabilities, DuPont’s former chief executive officer said, sending Chemours stock up sharply. Ellen Kullman, who resigned as DuPont’s CEO and chairman in 2015 …

J&J Settles Claims by 41 States Over Risks of Vaginal Mesh for $117 Million

Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $117 million to settle 41 states’ claims that it misrepresented the risks of vaginal-mesh products used to bolster sagging organs and treat incontinence in women. A group of state attorneys general argued after an …

Appeals Court Nixes J&J $110 Million Baby Powder Verdict

Johnson & Johnson persuaded a Missouri appeals court to throw out a $110 million jury award to a woman who said she got cancer from the company’s baby powder. It was the fourth appellate win in the state for J&J, …

J&J’s Legal Beating May Only Get Worse with Baby Powder, Opioid, Hip and Other Claims

Johnson & Johnson has taken some costly beatings in court this year. And it could get worse. Just last week, a jury ordered J&J to pay $8 billion for wrongfully pushing doctors to prescribe the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. While the …