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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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Ascension Michigan Data Breach Lawsuits

Recently, Ascension Michigan notified patients that an unauthorized individual was able to gain access to the company’s electronic health record system, resulting in personally identifiable information (PII) being compromised. Ascension Michigan detected “suspicious activity” in the organization’s Electronic Health Record (EHR), and on November 30, the hospital system’s investigation revealed that an unauthorized individual had inappropriately accessed patient data.

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Florida Politician Cheat Sheet

We elect our Senators and Representatives to act as our eyes, ears, and voices when important decisions affect our well-being—whether it’s economic, social, physical, or emotional. Do not hesitate to let these elected officials know what you think, need, and want.

We’ve put together a cheat-sheet of contact information for all the Florida Senators, Congressmen, and Congresswomen. It’s time to reach out and let them know how the “FPL Hustle” has affected you—and what you expect them to do about it.

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Thousands of U.S. communities to receive opioid recovery funds from $26 billion global settlements as soon as May 2022

Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2022) – Today, the National Prescription Opiate Litigation Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee confirmed participation of over 90% of litigating local governments nationwide in the $26 billion global opioid settlements finalized with the “Big Three” drug distributors - AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson - and opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.

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