Baron & Budd, P.C.

Baron & Budd and Panish Shea & Boyle File Suit on Behalf of San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District to Hold JUUL Labs, Inc. Accountable for Impeding District-Wide Education

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:13pm

All of these districts across California are concerned about the safety of their students and the quality of their education.

Key Points: 
  • All of these districts across California are concerned about the safety of their students and the quality of their education.
  • We think JUUL has demonstrated they are only concerned about their profits and not the greater impact their product has on our youth.
  • Since entering the market in 2015, JUUL has dominated the e-cigarette industry and has controlled over 70% of the market.
  • With more than 40 years of experience, Baron & Budd has the expertise and resources to handle complex litigation throughout the United States.

Baron & Budd Files Suit on Behalf of North Carolina Residents to Hold DuPont Responsible for Contaminating the Water Supply

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 8:30pm

The plaintiffs own property contaminated by GenX and other toxic chemicals that were discharged into the environment by Chemours and DuPont.

Key Points: 
  • The plaintiffs own property contaminated by GenX and other toxic chemicals that were discharged into the environment by Chemours and DuPont.
  • The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on May 20, 2020 (Case No.
  • For decades, Chemours and DuPont have manufactured chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) that are used to make nonstick, stain-resistant, or waterproof products.
  • Our clients have truly suffered at the hands of Chemours and DuPont, said Baron & Budd attorney, Brett Land .

Baron & Budd’s John Fiske and Torri Sherlin Named 2020 CLAY Award Winners

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 10:27pm

The national law firm of Baron & Budd is pleased to announce that Shareholder John Fiske and attorney Torri Sherlin have been named 2020 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) by the Daily Journal.

Key Points: 
  • The national law firm of Baron & Budd is pleased to announce that Shareholder John Fiske and attorney Torri Sherlin have been named 2020 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) by the Daily Journal.
  • The award recognizes attorneys throughout California whose work made a significant impact on the law, the legal profession, or a practice area.
  • Fiske and Sherlin work in the Baron & Budd Environmental Litigation Group litigating complex environmental cases all over the country.
  • Fiske and Sherlin helped lead a team of several Baron & Budd lawyers and paralegals including Shareholder Scott Summy, Stephen Johnston, Staci Olson, Chris Edwards, Jennifer Hutchison, Erin McIntosh, and Kelley Peters, among others.

Baron & Budd and Panish Shea & Boyle File Suit on Behalf of Scotts Valley Unified School District to Hold JUUL Labs, Inc. Accountable for Creating an E-Cigarette Epidemic that Impedes District-Wide Learning

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 6:41pm

"JUUL must be held accountable for creating a vaping crisis among our youth.

Key Points: 
  • "JUUL must be held accountable for creating a vaping crisis among our youth.
  • The lawsuits seek injunctive relief and abatement remedy to combat the e-cigarette epidemic, which has severely impacted the school districts by interfering with normal school operations.
  • Since entering the market in 2015, JUUL has dominated the e-cigarette industry and has controlled over 70% of the market.
  • With more than 40 years of experience, Baron & Budd has the expertise and resources to handle complex litigation throughout the United States.

Baron & Budd and Panish Shea & Boyle File Suit on Behalf of Woodland Joint Unified School District to Hold JUUL Labs, Inc. Accountable for Targeting Youth and Creating an E-Cigarette Epidemic that Impedes District-Wide Learning

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 10:47pm

There is a statewide movement across California to hold JUUL accountable for their role in this vaping crisis, said Baron & Budd Shareholder, John Fiske .

Key Points: 
  • There is a statewide movement across California to hold JUUL accountable for their role in this vaping crisis, said Baron & Budd Shareholder, John Fiske .
  • Many school systems are already financially strained and managing this resurgence of youth nicotine addiction is not an expense these districts can easily afford.
  • "This lawsuit affirms Woodland Joint Unified School District's commitment to the safety of its students.
  • We're ready to hold JUUL accountable for the damage that has been done as a result of the vaping crisis in these communities."

Baron & Budd Shareholder John Fiske Appointed Co-Lead Counsel Representing Public Entities in the Lawsuits Against JUUL

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 8:00pm

The nationally recognized law firm Baron & Budd is pleased to announce that Shareholder John Fiske has been appointed by a California judge as co-lead counsel representing public entities, including schools, in the lawsuits against JUUL Labs, Inc.

Key Points: 
  • The nationally recognized law firm Baron & Budd is pleased to announce that Shareholder John Fiske has been appointed by a California judge as co-lead counsel representing public entities, including schools, in the lawsuits against JUUL Labs, Inc.
  • John Fiske alongside co-lead counsel Rahul Ravipudi from Panish Shea & Boyle currently represent 23 school districts with over 1 million students across the state of California in lawsuits against JUUL.
  • These school systems have been greatly affected by the irresponsible practices of JUUL, said Baron & Budd Shareholder, John Fiske .
  • As co-lead counsel for public entities, I am eager to keep fighting for these students and school officials and to help recover taxpayer dollars.

Baron & Budd Moves Forward with False Claims Act Case Against AstraZeneca LP

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 4:41pm

The nationally recognized attorneys from Baron & Budd are proceeding with a False Claims Act suit against the pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca LP, after a federal judge denied the companys request to dismiss the case.

Key Points: 
  • The nationally recognized attorneys from Baron & Budd are proceeding with a False Claims Act suit against the pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca LP, after a federal judge denied the companys request to dismiss the case.
  • U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika did, however, agree to dismiss one of the plaintiffs, a former sales specialist for AstraZeneca, from the case.
  • The case was filed in the United States District Court District of Delaware on February 5, 2010 (Case No.
  • This favorable ruling by the court means we can move forward with this case and initiate discovery, said Baron & Budd Shareholder, Scott Simmer.

Baron & Budd and Panish Shea & Boyle File Suit on Behalf of North Monterey County and Cajon Valley Unified School Districts to Hold JUUL Labs, Inc. Accountable for Creating an E-Cigarette Epidemic that Disrupts Learning and Affects Funding

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 6:43pm

The nationally recognized attorneys from Baron & Budd and Panish Shea & Boyle LLP have filed lawsuits on behalf of North Monterey County Unified School District and Cajon Valley Unified School District against JUUL Labs Inc. for obstructing the learning environments in schools across California by creating a youth e-cigarette epidemic.

Key Points: 
  • The nationally recognized attorneys from Baron & Budd and Panish Shea & Boyle LLP have filed lawsuits on behalf of North Monterey County Unified School District and Cajon Valley Unified School District against JUUL Labs Inc. for obstructing the learning environments in schools across California by creating a youth e-cigarette epidemic.
  • 20CV000858) and the CVUSD lawsuit was filed in the San Diego County Superior Court (Case No.
  • The youth vaping epidemic created by JUUL has significant costs, said Baron & Budd Shareholder, John Fiske .
  • The lawsuits seek injunctive relief and abatement remedy to combat the e-cigarette epidemic, which has severely impacted the school districts by interfering with normal school operations.

Baron & Budd Obtains $11,850,000 Settlement in False Claims Act Case Against Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 8:59pm

Today, the nationally recognized attorneys from Baron & Budd obtained an $11,850,000 settlement in a case against pharmaceutical marketing company, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC.

Key Points: 
  • Today, the nationally recognized attorneys from Baron & Budd obtained an $11,850,000 settlement in a case against pharmaceutical marketing company, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC.
  • In this case, a whistleblower came forward with information alleging that Sanofi was paying kickbacks to physicians and patients.
  • This case and settlement are proof that whistleblowers are essential in fighting fraud against the government and taxpayers, said Baron & Budd Shareholder, Scott Simmer .
  • With more than 40 years of experience, Baron & Budd has the expertise and resources to handle complex litigation throughout the United States.

Baron & Budd Shareholder Roland Tellis Named Co-Lead Counsel in Class Action Lawsuit Involving Millions of ZF-TRW Airbags

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:46pm

Tellis previously filed the first defective airbag class action case against airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. and several automakers resulting in a class action settlement valued at approximately $1.5 billion.

Key Points: 
  • Tellis previously filed the first defective airbag class action case against airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. and several automakers resulting in a class action settlement valued at approximately $1.5 billion.
  • In April 2019, the national law firms of Baron & Budd and co-counsel Lieff Cabraser filed a class action lawsuit alleging that airbags manufactured by ZF-TRW fail to operate during crashes due to a condition known as electrical overstress.
  • I am proud to be appointed co-lead counsel in this matter, and I am ready to hold these companies accountable for their allegedly fraudulent behavior, said Baron & Budd Shareholder, Roland Tellis.
  • With more than 40 years of experience, Baron & Budd has the expertise and resources to handle complex litigation throughout the United States.