A federal court jury has ruled unanimously that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller was a substantial contributing factor in the development of a California man’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-Hodgkins’s lymphoma). This is the first federal bellwether (test case) of the federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL) involving claims that Roundup causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Plaintiff Edwin Hardeman used… Read More


by Guillaume Buell, Esq. Thornton Law Firm LLP announces that it is investigating a potential securities class action on behalf of purchasers of the securities of BrightView Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ticker: BV) pursuant to, or traceable to, the registration statement and prospectus issued in connection with BrightView’s June 2018 initial public offering (“IPO”). The investigation involves possible… Read More


By Leah M. McMorris and Leslie-Anne Taylor A California jury awarded $29 million to a woman dying from mesothelioma cancer in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, attributing her development of the asbestos-linked cancer to her use of J&J baby powder. Plaintiff Teresa Leavitt, the mother of two children, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017.… Read More


Thornton Law Firm is a proud corporate sponsor of the Cristo Rey High School Work-Study Program. Loren, a junior at Cristo Rey in Boston, is in her second year interning with us. Legal Assistant Mary Collins, a long-term Thornton Law Firm employee, trains, works with, and mentors Loren closely.… Read More


By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq. Thornton Law Firm is pleased to welcome our newest associate, Madeline Korber. Madeline will represent mesothelioma and asbestos exposure victims, children born with birth defects from parental chemical exposures, and employees with worker’s compensation claims. She is admitted to the Massachusetts and Connecticut bars. A Glastonbury, Connecticut native, Madeline is… Read More


Heading Home 2018

By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq. L to R (back row):  Mike Repko, Joan Silvio, Sandi Goodwin, Joyce Murphy, Christine Ringger, Dhespina Poreci L to R (front row):  Joe Souza, Will Nunes, Martha Buckley  (Heading Home), Mary Collins, Jillian Smith (Heading Home) Every year for the holiday season Thornton Law Firm proudly supports the Heading Home… Read More


By: Guillaume Buell, Esq. Thornton Law Firm LLP is investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE ticker: JNJ) regarding recent revelations that J&J knew about asbestos in its baby powder and talcum powder products dating back several decades. Shareholders who purchased or… Read More


By: Patricia M. Flannery, Esq. Thornton Law Firm, LLP, Massachusetts’s leading plaintiff’s injury law firm, announced today that four partners, Michael P. Thornton, David J. McMorris, Andrew S. Wainwright, and Garrett J. Bradley, were named Super Lawyers by Massachusetts Super Lawyers Magazine, and that partner Andrea M. Landry was named a Rising Star. The Massachusetts… Read More


By: Marilyn McGoldrick, Esq. Stryker Femoral Heads Confidential Settlement A settlement was announced this month in the Strykler MDL litigation. The settlement covers individuals with cases in the federal court litigation  and cases filed in New Jersey state court who had revision surgery to replace the faulty LFIT CoCr V40 Femoral Head components in their… Read More