Zantac State Court Battles Heat Up: Plaintiffs Call for Judge Recusal Amidst Conflict of Interest Concerns

Philadelphia — The future of numerous Zantac cancer lawsuits appears uncertain after a pivotal legal blow in which a federal judge dismissed all cases consolidated under the multidistrict litigation (MDL) system, a decision that could potentially sideline thousands of claims unless overturned on appeal. The shockwaves of this decision extend across various state courts, with new filings and ongoing pretrial activities highlighting the resistant pulse of litigation against Zantac’s manufacturers. Zantac, a popular heartburn medication, was pulled from the market in 2020 after it was discovered that the drug could degrade into N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a … Read more

Supreme Court Justices’ Performative Collegiality Masks Ethical Concerns and Conflict of Interest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Supreme Court justices are highlighting their amicable relationships with each other, despite their apparent disagreements in published opinions. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Amy Coney Barrett recently made joint appearances, emphasizing that their profound differences in constitutional law do not affect their daily interactions. Other justices, including Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, and the retired Stephen Breyer, have also reassured the public that they can remain friends despite ideological disparities. However, the question arises of why the justices’ personal relationships matter when their decisions impact the lives of millions of people. The camaraderie among … Read more

McDonald’s Parts Ways with Local Partner, Closes All 12 Outlets in Sri Lanka Amidst Conflict

Colombo, Sri Lanka – McDonald’s has terminated its agreement with its local partner in Sri Lanka, resulting in the closure of all 12 outlets in the country, according to an attorney for the U.S. company. Sanath Wijewardane, the attorney, stated that the decision to end the agreement was due to standard issues. While the stores continued to operate for a few days after the cancellation, they have now ceased operations. The local partner, Abans, declined to comment on the termination of the agreement. However, it has been reported by local media that McDonald’s took legal … Read more

Judge Rules Defendants Failed to Prove Conflict of Interest in Georgia Case, Yet Orders Action to Address ‘Impropriety’ Appearance

Atlanta, Georgia – A ruling issued by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee on Friday stated that District Attorney Fani Willis would not be removed from a high-profile case involving former President Donald Trump. The judge stated that the defendants were unable to prove that Willis’s relationship with lead prosecutor Nathan Wade created a conflict of interest sufficient to warrant her removal. However, Judge McAfee did acknowledge an appearance of impropriety and stated that either Willis and her office must completely step away from the case, or lead prosecutor Nathan Wade must withdraw. This … Read more