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The Ninth Circuit has blessed the outcome of a jury trial in which Ford Motor Co. beat back claims that a roof defect worsened a rollover crash, saying Monday that it would have been a “waste of time” to have allowed expert testimony criticizing federal safety standards.
Wellbutrin buyers continued to urge the Third Circuit Monday to overturn a decision nixing their pay-for-delay suit against GlaxoSmithKline PLC over its popular antidepressant drugs, saying the appeals court’s recent precedential ruling in a product liability case over the drug Fosamax further supports their arguments.
Powertech on Monday urged the D.C. Circuit to toss the Oglala Sioux Tribe's suit against the federal government challenging an environmental assessment and license given to the company to operate a South Dakota uranium mine, arguing there was never a final decision issued.
The Sixth Circuit on Monday upheld a tax judgment against a manufacturing company’s owner, finding that he was responsible for paying taxes even though the company’s finances were under a creditor’s control.
The Second Circuit on Monday declined to revive an Ecuadorian man’s petition to escape removal proceedings, ruling that immigration judges needn’t weigh whether deportation is “proportional” to an immigrant’s actions because removal isn’t a punishment.