Pfizer Inc. said Wednesday that it paid more than $35 million in the second half of 2009 to medical professionals for clinical trials and other services, making good on a promise it made to shed more sunlight on its relationships with doctors.
A federal judge has ruled that Chinese parents whose infants were harmed by formula contaminated with melamine can't sue the formula maker's American parent in the U.S., rejecting their argument that repression by the Chinese government prevents them from seeking a remedy at home.
A magistrate judge has determined that Allstate Insurance Co. is obligated to pay defense costs for foreign product liability suits over the anxiety drug Ativan brought against Pfizer Inc. unit Wyeth Inc. during the 1980s and 1990s.
EnCana Oil & Gas USA Inc. has asked for summary judgment on Xtreme Coil Drilling Corp.’s claims that EnCana breached an oil contract, and still owes $4 million, after one of Xtreme’s rigs was damaged.
Bayer Healthcare LLC has lost its bid to toss the 11 product liability actions consolidated in multidistrict litigation accusing the pharmaceutical giant of illegally marketing its combination aspirins as a way to fend off heart and bone disease.
Mayer Brown LLP's Michael Olsen handles thousands of product liability cases across the country for clients such as Union Carbide Corp., and while most cases don't get to trial, he's never lost one that did, earning him a spot on Law360's list of 10 product liability lawyers under 40 to watch.
Facing lawmakers’ criticism that regulators failed to respond adequately to complaints about Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced two scientific probes to identify the causes of sudden, unintended acceleration.
A federal judge has declined to reopen a putative class action filed by a group of municipal benefit funds over Cephalon Inc.’s alleged promotion of several drugs for off-label uses.
A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a proposed consumer class action that accused L'Oreal USA Inc. of negligently manufacturing lipsticks that contained harmful amounts of lead.
A federal judge has granted Bayer Corp.'s bid to exclude some of the testimony offered by one of the plaintiffs' expert witnesses in multidistrict litigation over Bayer's blood-clotting drug Trasylol, though he allowed some of the testimony to remain.
Dealing a setback to a county soil and water conservation district employee’s False Claims Act case, the U.S. Supreme Court has restricted pending whistleblower cases that accuse local governments and other parties of committing fraud to receive federal funding.
In an effort to rebuild consumer confidence amid a global recall of 8 million vehicles and a deluge of lawsuits, Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled a new strategy Tuesday for informing its quality decisions with customer perspectives.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee on Tuesday kicked off a yearlong scientific review of menthol cigarettes, eyeing possible regulation to either restrict or ban the flavoring in tobacco products.
AIU Insurance Co., Chartis Specialty Insurance Co. and other insurers have asked a federal judge to send a suit they filed against Chemtura Canada Co. and Zurich Insurance Co. Ltd. over hundreds of personal injury claims relating to the food flavoring agent diacetyl back to state court.
When Michael D. Moon Jr. of Barnes & Thornburg LLP represents Dow Chemical Co. in vinyl chloride product liability litigation, he's often the youngest partner at the table — one of the distinctions that has earned him a spot on Law360's list of 10 product liability lawyers under 40 to watch.
Not every attorney can turn an opponent's pretrial demand for a $1 billion settlement into an acquittal on all counts, but that's what Kirkland & Ellis LLP attorney Scott McMillin did when he represented W.R. Grace & Co. against the U.S. government in an environmental contamination case, making him one of Law360’s 10 product liability attorneys under 40 to watch.
A judge has pared claims lodged by local property owners and other parties in a lawsuit against the Tennessee Valley Authority over coal waste leakage from a disposal facility near Watts Bar Reservoir, also denying the plaintiffs' requests for a jury trial and punitive damages.
Ruling in a bellwether trial brought by Idaho farmers over a DuPont Co. herbicide used by the U.S. to rehabilitate burned-out public lands, a judge has found that the government and the chemical giant are both responsible for damage to nearby crops.
The U.S. Environmental Agency is mulling new regulations on bisphenol A, a plastic additive used in a range of consumer products that has been linked to health risks, following criticism that the agency was not being aggressive enough in its approach to the chemical.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed a jury's finding that Coleman Co. Inc. was not liable for the carbon monoxide deaths of two men who used a Coleman heater inside their camper.