Ruling that the place of injury was the locus of a tort in a product liability case, New York's appellate court has dismissed three cases by Michigan residents against Pfizer Inc. over its popular cholesterol drug Lipitor.
A federal judge has ordered pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC to reveal detailed information about its Wisconsin advertising of antidepressant Paxil as part of a product liability case filed by a user who claims the drug was a factor in his suicide attempt.
A Georgia appeals court has decided Carolina Tobacco Co. met its obligations to pay for smoking-related health costs as established under a 1998 product liability settlement and paved the way for the company to sell its Roger cigarettes in the state.
A line of air compressors used for diving underwater has been recalled because of a possible drowning risk, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and manufacturer Brownie’s Third Lung announced Wednesday.
Following the scandal over melamine-tainted milk, Chinese authorities announced plans Wednesday to overhaul the country's dairy industry, less than a week after U.S. regulators called for the examination of all Chinese dairy imports.
Genentech Inc. blockbuster cancer drug Avastin has been linked to an increased risk of potentially dangerous blood clots in the veins when used in combination with chemotherapy, a new study has found.
In a blow to Johnson & Johnson, the European Union's drug-regulating body has recommended suspending approval for the sale of Ionsys in Europe because of a defect with the pain medicine's delivery system that could cause overdoses.
Hoffmann-La Roche has vowed to appeal after three plaintiffs who claimed they developed inflammatory bowel disease after taking the acne drug Accutane were awarded almost $13 million by a New Jersey jury Wednesday afternoon.
Ikea has voluntarily recalled 670,000 Roman blinds after the death of a toddler who became entangled in the window shade’s cord, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the company announced Thursday.
Fueled by a rise in automobile wrecks, tort costs in the United States rose $5.1 billion, or 2.1 percent, in 2007, a report by consulting firm Towers Perrin said.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened three inspection offices in China on Wednesday, taking the first steps to expand its oversight abroad in response to a long list of foreign food and drug recalls in the past year.
A series of high-profile product recalls, as well as the plaintiffs bar's sophistication with respect to using the Internet to identify budding controversies and find clients, has helped keep product liability filings on the rise, and that trend is expected to gain momentum under President Barack Obama, lawyers say.
Chrysler LLC is facing a purported class action filed by a disgruntled customer who alleges the company knowingly sold Dodge and Chrysler vehicles with defective engines.
A federal judge has signed off on a $24 million settlement in a multidistrict pet food litigation, putting to rest claims over a massive recall of contaminated dog and cat food that sickened and killed pets across North America.
Class action filings in federal courts are on the rise, and experts largely chalk up the growth to changes in federal law and the perception of current federal enforcement efforts under the Bush administration.
Several manufacturers and retailers of lawn mowers, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and The Toro Co., have engaged in a conspiracy for years to mislead consumers by overstating the horsepower of the mowers, a new lawsuit alleges.
The preregistration phase in the European Union's REACH program closed Monday after millions of submissions poured in to the new European Chemicals Agency, and while the regulator has been praised for its handling so far, questions as to what happens next persist.
The University of California system will receive $1.1 million in asbestos damages from bankrupt materials company W.R. Grace & Co., according to the terms of a settlement approved by a judge Tuesday.
General Electric Co. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a voluntary recall of several models of GE wall ovens because of potential fire and burn risks caused by the machines' self-cleaning cycle.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an immediate final effective rule that requires importers and U.S. manufacturers to certify that their products conform with laws governing all consumer hazards regulated by the agency.