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Levin Papantonio Rafferty Public Service Announcements

On January 1, 2022, a merger between Gulf Power and Florida Power & Light (FPL) has resulted in power bills for some customers doubling or even tripling.

Levin Papantonio Rafferty is helping to lead a campaign to get the Florida Public Service Commission to reconsider its approval of the utility rate, or at the very least hold public hearings on the issue.

Below are some of the news stories on the issue:

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Teva to pay over $4 billion to communities in pending nationwide opioid settlement

The National Prescription Opiate Litigation Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee confirmed that they, alongside the working group of States’ Attorneys General, counsel for Native American Tribes and plaintiffs’ lawyers representing the States and local communities, have reached an agreement in principle with pharmaceutical manufacturer Teva on the primary financial terms of a nationwide opioid settlement. This agreement follows years of litigation naming Teva as a defendant responsible for fueling the opioid epidemic in America.

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JPML to Consider Consolidating Abbott Powdered Formula Lawsuits

The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has scheduled a hearing to consider Plaintiff’s motion to transfer eighteen Abbott powdered baby formula lawsuits to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida where they would be consolidated in MDL No. 3037. The court will also hear arguments from plaintiffs who oppose consolidation of these cases. The hearing is scheduled for July 28, 2022.

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Judicial Panel Orders Covidien Hernia Mesh MDL

The Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML) granted Levin Papantonio Rafferty’s (LPR) application to consolidate Medtronic Covidien hernia mesh cases into multidistrict litigation (MDL). Currently, 73 such product liability lawsuits are pending in seven district courts across the country, and that number is expected to grow.

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Mike Papantonio Writes to Citizens Concerned About Florida Power & Light

LPR Attorney Mike Papantonio continues to receive hundreds of calls, emails, and postal letters from the people of Northwest Florida who remain anxious about FPL. He writes the following in response:

Dear Concerned Citizens of Northwest Florida,

I have received your message, and I want you to know I appreciate your concerns, and I understand why you’re reaching out to me.

You want to know what’s happening with Florida Power & Light (FPL). You want to know what we’re doing to help you.

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LPR Team Investigates Dozier School for Boys: A Mission of Truth and Reparation for a Suffering Long Forgotten

On May 12, 2022, LPR Attorneys Mike Papantonio and Troy Rafferty, along with LPR Investigator Carol Moore, traveled to Marianna, Florida, to walk the site of a horrific tragedy—one that lasted over 100 years. The Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys (formerly known as the Florida School for Boys) was a “reformatory” school from 1900 to 2011. Far from reforming, the goals of this institution were to exploit, beat, torture, and sometimes murder the boys who were sent there. The town knew. The courts knew. Police, legislators, and regulators knew. Nobody did a thing to stop it.

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