David Siegel

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Hearing Seeking To Block Multi-Billion Sale Of Toshiba’s Chip Unit To Be Webcast Live

Posted by David Siegel on Jul 11, 2017 4:46:13 PM

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Topics: California

Nissan Faces Potential $231M+ Product Liability Verdict Over Allegedly Defective Brakes

Posted by David Siegel on Jun 30, 2017 9:54:38 AM

CVN screenshot of plaintiff's attorney Brett Turnbull delivering his opening statement. 

Los Angeles - Nissan North America should pay up to $231 million for allegedly withholding information from the public about a brake defect that caused a fatal traffic accident, an attorney told a California state court jury in a trial currently underway.  

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Topics: Products Liability, automotive, California

Nissan’s Allegedly Faulty Brakes Blamed at Trial for Wrongful Manslaughter Charge after Fatal Collision

Posted by David Siegel on Jun 21, 2017 3:51:46 PM

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Los Angeles — An elderly driver once charged with manslaughter and the family of the woman whose minivan he fatally struck accused Nissan North America of selling a sport utility vehicle with brakes it knew to be faulty at a trial that began this week in California state court.

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Topics: Products Liability, California

1st California J&J Talc Powder Trial and Key Pretrial Hearing to be Webcast Live

Posted by David Siegel on Jun 21, 2017 1:13:04 PM

CVN screenshot of lead plaintiff attorney Mark Robinson from a talc-related hearing before Judge Maren Nelson in March.  

Los Angeles — A closely watched bellwether trial in California state court over the supposed ovarian cancer risks from Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products begins on July 17 and will be webcast live by Courtroom View Network, along with a critical weeklong hearing over the admissibility of expert witness testimony that took place in June. 

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Topics: Products Liability, Mass Torts, California

J&J Granted Mistrial In Missouri Talc Powder Lawsuit After SCOTUS Limits Ability Of Nonresidents To Sue In State Courts

Posted by David Siegel on Jun 21, 2017 10:32:10 AM

Courtroom View Network screenshot of Judge Rex Burlison informing jurors of his decision to grant a mistrial. Click here to see video from the trial. 

St. Louis — A Missouri judge declared a mistrial on Monday in a lawsuit over the supposed link between Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based hygiene products and ovarian cancer, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled plaintiffs cannot file state court lawsuits in states where their alleged injuries did not occur.

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Topics: Products Liability, Mass Torts