Anjelica Cappellino, J.D.

Anjelica Cappellino, J.D. is an accomplished defense attorney and legal writer who has represented numerous federal criminal defendants in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Contact: [email protected]

Anjelica Cappellino, J.D.

3M to Pay $6 Billion to Settle Lawsuits Over U.S. Military Earplugs

3M, the manufacturer of military-grade earplugs that have caused hearing loss in hundreds of thousands of service members, has agreed to pay $6.01 billion to settle the remaining 260,000 pending lawsuits against them. At the height of its litigation, the 3M ear plug lawsuits made up approximately 30% of all federal court cases nationwide. The settlement, which follows 3M’s unsuccessful attempt at moving the lawsuits into bankruptcy court, marks a turning point for what has been considered the largest mass tort litigation in United States history.

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Lack of Qualified Expert Testimony Dooms Birth Injury Lawsuit

The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld a directed verdict in favor of two defendant doctors in a medical malpractice case, as the plaintiffs failed to present sufficient evidence from their expert witnesses to support their claims, leading to the exclusion of one expert's testimony and the other expert's testimony being deemed speculative and inadequate.

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Doctors Must Pay $8M for Failing to Diagnose Pregnant Woman's Cancer

The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld an $8.5 million verdict favoring the estate of Debbie Sain, who died from undiagnosed cancer after giving birth, finding healthcare providers liable for medical malpractice despite not awarding damages for wrongful death due to conflicting evidence.

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Mass Torts to Watch: Ozempic and Others Face Lawsuit Over Gastrointestinal Claims

Ozempic, a diabetes medication known for its weight loss side effect, has seen a sharp rise in popularity but faces scrutiny and a lawsuit due to reported gastrointestinal issues, potentially leading to mass tort claims.

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Georgia Couple Get $35M Win In Suit Over Yale Senior Son's Death

A Yale student's family wins a $35 million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Milton, Georgia, as the city was found responsible for his fatal car crash into an illegally placed planter. The jury awards compensation for negligence in maintaining road safety.

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Texas Court OKs $116M Award In Truck Crash

Texas appeals court upholds $116 million verdict in truck collision case, finding trucking company liable despite plaintiffs' vehicle crossing into its lane; defendant to appeal to Texas Supreme Court.

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Family Awarded $13.1M After Tractor-Trailer Driver Rear-Ends Them

A Los Angeles jury awarded $13.1 million in damages to a family injured in a rear-end collision despite the defendants' claims that the injuries were pre-existing and the family's own negligence contributed to the accident.

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Contamination from Lead in Telecommunication Cables Across the Country

Telecommunication companies like AT&T and Verizon face potential mass tort litigation due to lead contamination in old telephone cables found in various locations across the United States, triggering investigations and stock declines, and likely leading to prolonged legal battles as more claims arise.

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Preliminary $641 Million Settlement Reached in Flint Water Crisis Class Action

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which first began nearly seven years ago when the city switched its water supply systems, finally might be nearing a close. United States District Court Judge Judith Levy has granted preliminary approval of a proposed partial settlement of $641.25 million to settle the pending class action lawsuits against the

Posted on February 15, 2021 in Litigation Monitor & News

Summary Judgment Motions: What Experts Should Know

One of the most critical, if underestimated, aspects of the pre-trial process is the summary judgment motion. These motions were once an underused tool. But attorneys have increasingly utilized them over the past 30+ years.

Posted on February 23, 2021 in Resources for Experts & Trial Tactics & Working with Experts