Boston Scientific Corp., Abbott Laboratories and Cordis Corp. engaged in an off-label marketing scheme to promote digestive tract stents for unapproved use in other parts of the body, according to a recently unsealed whistleblower suit by a former medical device executive.
Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division said Friday that the company was recalling certain lots of products including Rolaids, Children's Tylenol, Regular and Extra Strength Tylenol, Motrin IB and Benadryl over concerns about possible chemical contamination.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it will work to reduce infants' exposure to controversial chemical bisphenol A and support a more robust regulatory framework for the chemical, responding to concerns about BPA's potential effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and children.
Overturning a lower court decision, an Ohio appeals court has ruled that an advertisement for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. published in a 2007 issue of Rolling Stone magazine did not violate a 1998 settlement agreement barring Big Tobacco from running cartoon ads.
Saffren & Weinberg LLP has reached a settlement to resolve allegations that the law firm withheld money and information in breach of its contracts with U.S. Claims Inc., a company that purchases interests in the anticipated proceeds of personal injury claims.
Consumers in Minnesota are stepping forward and becoming the first plaintiffs to seek class certification in multidistrict litigation over Zurn Industries LLC's allegedly leaky brass crimp fittings.
A District of Columbia appeals court has affirmed a ruling against a personal injury lawyer who had challenged a local law aimed at prohibiting ambulance chasing in the hopes of suing insured parties, finding no merit to his argument that such a statute violates the First Amendment.
California's attorney general has hit Smoking Everywhere Inc. with a lawsuit claiming the electronic cigarette retailer targets minors and makes misleading claims that its products are a safe alternative to smoking.
A federal judge has refused to limit claims against manufacturers and distributors of allegedly defective Chinese drywall for economic damage, holding that several states’ economic loss rules do not hinder homeowners in the multidistrict litigation from pursuing tort claims.
Aircraft interior products manufacturer BE Aerospace Inc. has accused metal and plastic components maker Trident Resources LP of breaching the parties' purchase agreement by failing to provide the company with conforming swivel plates in a timely manner.
A federal judge has reaffirmed his decision that repairs made to defective homes in a subdivision in Lexington, Ky., are not covered under insurance policies issued by Cincinnati Insurance Co. to homebuilder Beazer Home Investments LLC.
A group of shareholders that claims Amgen Inc. misled investors by concealing the results of a clinical study involving two of its top-selling anemia drugs has challenged the biotech company’s bid to stay the proceedings while its appeal of an order granting class certification is pending.
Ace American Insurance Co. and Arch Insurance Co. have asked a judge to stay or dismiss a case brought by PBM Nutritionals LLC in an attempt to recoup the costs of an industrial accident, saying the matter should be litigated in state court instead.
Firing back in a suit filed by Welch Foods Inc., Axis Surplus Insurance Co. has argued it is not obligated to cover defense costs and possible awards in two pending actions accusing the juice giant of false advertising.
Following on the heels of a similar proposal in the U.S. Senate in late 2009, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., has launched legislation in the House of Representatives that aims to prohibit the controversial chemical bisphenol A in baby products nationwide.
Sony Corp. has asked the federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation over its faulty high-definition televisions to apply a recent motion for dismissal to several of the putative class actions — or at least stay the proceedings — while the defendants hammer out a nationwide settlement with another group of plaintiffs.
The companies responsible for manufacturing and importing the more than 1.1 million sheets of Chinese drywall used to help rebuild New Orleans after hurricanes Katrina and Rita now face a lawsuit from the Louisiana attorney general, who claims the state suffered economic loss because of the defendants’ toxic drywall.
In the latest rash of dismissals resolving individual claims in multidistrict litigation accusing hundreds of companies of exposing consumers to products that allegedly caused their asbestos-related personal injuries, 98 plaintiffs have dropped their claims against air conditioning manufacturer Trane Inc.
Tyson Foods Inc. has offered $5 million plus attorneys’ fees to settle a multidistrict litigation alleging the poultry processing giant lied to consumers by claiming that its chickens were raised without antibiotics.
Continental Insurance Co. has asked a court to dismiss a suit claiming that the insurer owes coverage to a water treatment company that had to pay out $30 million following a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on a cruise ship.