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As two large defective product cases moved through U.S. courts, more injured consumers are coming forward to join 3M earplug lawsuits and Monsanto Roundup cancer claims. The number of individual claims alleging that 3M Company knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. military more than doubled in the second half…

With the number of deaths linked to e-cigarette vaping reaching 55 and injuries topping 2,500 at the end of 2019, on January 2nd, 2020, the FDA announced a ban on almost all flavored vaping cartridges and pods, such as those used with Juul devices — including mint and fruity or…

At Hardison & Cochran, we are glad to announce that we were sponsors at the Fayetteville Turkey Trot event hosted by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina. We strive to offer top-quality legal solutions to our valued clients and also give something back to the community The…

A recent report says more than 800 people who died in car accidents in 2018 were back seat passengers who were not wearing seat belts. Half of those accident victims could have survived the crashes by buckling up, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) says. The GHSA report, entitled “Rear…

The e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs is facing its first wrongful death lawsuit, filed by the mother of a teenage boy who died last year of breathing complications. The woman said in the lawsuit that her son was a healthy active teenager until he started vaping with Juul devices at age…

If you have little ones at home, no doubt both you and your children are looking forward to Halloween. The days leading up to Oct. 31 include picking out a costume for your little goblin or princess, carving a pumpkin, stocking up on candy, and planning the route your trick-or-treaters…

One person has died, and more than 100 people have become ill with Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever traced to a hot tubs exhibit at the N.C. Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, N.C., in September, according to multiple news reports. Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria known as Legionella. People…

Two Kansas school districts are apparently following the lead of North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein by suing e-cigarette companies and asserting that they have marketed vaping to children. Officials of the Goddard School District, just west of Wichita, Kansas, have authorized a local law firm to sue the makers,…