Category Archives: Class Action/MDL

Our personal injury firm fights for the rights of victims in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nationwide through class action/MDL lawsuits.

What Caused the Amtrak Derailment?

Earlier it was reported that the Philadelphia District Attorney would not be seeking charges against the engineer involved in the 2015 Amtrak Train No. 188 derailment. However, following that announcement, the Pennsylvania Attorney General stepped in and filed charges against the engineer for his role in causing the deadly Amtrak derailment. As we discussed in a prior blog post about the Amtrak Train No. 188 crash, the engineer, Brandon Bostian,…
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Will the Engineer in the Amtrak Train No. 188 Derailment Face Charges?

Update: The Pennsylvania Attorney General has stepped in and will be filing charges against the engineer in the deadly Amtrak Train No. 188 derailment. We will be updating our blog with more information as it becomes available. Recently, WPVI-TV reported on news regarding the 2015 Amtrak Train No. 188 crash that claimed the lives of eight people and left around 200 others injured. Reportedly, the Amtrak engineer who was speeding…
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Will a Proposed Law Take Away People’s Right to Pursue Class Action and MDL Lawsuits?

The Huffington Post recently featured a report about a proposed bill that was introduced into the US House of Representatives. The bill, HR 985, would effectively rob people in the US of their right to hold corporations and institutions accountable through class action lawsuits and multidistrict litigation (MDL). If this bill is voted into law, it could open the door for big corporations to defraud, injure, violate and cheat people…
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Fredric Eisenberg & Todd Schoenhaus Discuss Historic $265 Million Amtrak Settlement at CLE

A recent Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentation involved an in-depth review of the historic $265 million Amtrak settlement. The CLE was held at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in Philadelphia on Tuesday, November 22 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck, PC partner Fredric Eisenberg, and associate Todd Schoenhaus are members of the Plaintiffs’ Management Committee (PMC) that the court appointed to…
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Is It Possible to Get Cancer from Using Talcum Powder?

For some time now, Johnson & Johnson has had to answer questions about whether its talcum powder causes ovarian cancer. With lawsuits on the rise, including cases where J&J was found liable and ordered to pay $55 million and $72 million in damages, it’s becoming harder and harder to deny that talcum powder causes cancer. According to the suits, women are claiming that after applying Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder…
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