Articles by Tina Bellon

Car Makers Urged to Relay Limitations, Downplay Hype in Marketing Autonomous Systems

Deadly crashes involving Tesla Inc. and Uber Technologies vehicles operating entirely or in part under automated systems have made a once-abstract problem very real for auto industry lawyers gathered at a recent conference. It is crucial that companies accurately outline …

Jury Orders AndroGel Maker AbbVie to Pay $3M After Judge Rejected $150M

A U.S. jury on Monday ordered AbbVie Inc. to pay more than $3 million to a man who claimed the company misrepresented the risks of its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, causing him to suffer a heart attack, though the jury …

Liability and Legal Questions Follow Uber Autonomous Car Fatal Accident

The death of a pedestrian hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona this week could offer a test of who can be held legally responsible for accidents when a human is no longer at the wheel, legal experts said. …

Bankruptcy Judge Rules GM’s $1 Billion Stock Settlement Over Ignition Invalid

A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday said a settlement agreement that would require General Motors Co. to pay $1 billion in stock to car owners suing the company over faulty ignition switches was not enforceable. Judge Martin Glenn of the …

Judge Nixes $28 Million Xarelto Jury Award in Victory for Bayer, J&J

A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday overturned a $27.8 million jury award to an Indiana couple who accused Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn of internal bleeding risks of their drug Xarelto, the companies said. …

Connecticut High Court to Hear Sandy Hook Victims’ Case Against Gunmaker

Connecticut’s highest court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched case brought by the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting against the maker of the assault rifle used by the …

Another Johnson Talc Cancer Verdict Reversed; Judge Cites Trial Errors, Jury Misconduct

A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The …

Autonomous Vehicle Regulation Highlights Federal vs. State Divide

As the U.S. Congress moves quickly to pass the first federal law governing self-driving cars, some state and city officials are pushing back over fears that the measure will limit their ability to regulate vehicle safety at the local level. …

Huge Verdict Upends J&J’s Talc Product Liability Defense Strategy

A massive California verdict in a lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products cause cancer has opened a new front in the litigation, upending the company’s hopes that the cases were only gaining traction in Missouri, legal experts said. The …

Third Jury Sides with J&J, Bayer Over Xarelto Drug Liability Claims

A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers’ blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding. The verdict in …