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

Philadelphia Zantac Plaintiffs Seek Judge’s Recusal Amid Controversy

Philadelphia, PA – In a significant legal development, plaintiffs in the Philadelphia Zantac case are seeking the recusal of the presiding judge over claims of possible bias. This motion arises from concerns voiced by attorneys representing individuals who allege harm from the use of Zantac, a popular heartburn medication. The controversy started when internal communications suggested that the judge might have undisclosed connections to the pharmaceutical industry. These revelations have prompted the plaintiffs’ attorneys to question the impartiality of the judicial process. The legal team argues that ensuring a fair trial is paramount, and any … Read more

Renowned Plaintiff’s Attorney Jayne Conroy Named to Forbes Top 200 Lawyers List for 2024

ALTON, Ill. – Jayne Conroy, a prominent attorney and named partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy, has been recognized for her exceptional work and named to the prestigious Forbes Top 200 Lawyers list for 2024. This annual list honors lawyers who have proven themselves as leaders in their respective fields and are highly respected by their peers and clients. Conroy’s inclusion on this esteemed list is a testament to her dedication to seeking justice for individuals harmed by corporate wrongdoing. As the managing partner of Simmons Hanly Conroy, Laurence Nassif commended Conroy, stating that she is … Read more

Growing Number of Sexual Assault Lawsuits Filed Against Uber Spark New MDL with Over 200 Plaintiffs

Uber has become a dominant force in the transportation industry, replacing traditional taxis in many parts of the country. However, the company has faced a wave of allegations and civil lawsuits from passengers accusing Uber drivers of sexually assaulting them. These lawsuits argue that Uber should be held responsible for the assaults due to its negligent screening practices. In recent developments, a significant number of sexual assault lawsuits with similar claims have been consolidated into a new class action lawsuit against Uber, known as the In re: Uber Technologies Inc., Passenger Sexual Assault Litigation. This … Read more