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  • June 27, 2017

    VW Aims To Toss Securities Row Over Diesel Emissions Cheat

    Volkswagen AG asked a California federal judge at a hearing Tuesday to end the securities portion of sprawling multidistrict litigation over its diesel emissions-cheating scheme, saying the complaint hadn't properly alleged the embattled automaker knowingly misled investors when it said the scandal — which cost the company billions — would cost it just €20 million.

  • June 27, 2017

    BMS, Sanofi Escape Plavix FCA Suit Under Escobar Standard

    Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi have escaped a whistleblower False Claims Act suit accusing them of prompting Medicaid overbilling through deceptive marketing of blood thinner Plavix, after a New Jersey federal judge ruled Tuesday that automatic payment requirements made any implied certifications regarding the drug’s effectiveness immaterial to payment.

  • June 27, 2017

    Consumers Drop Vitamin Shoppe Weight Loss Supplement Suit

    A California woman who launched a proposed class action against Vitamin Shoppe Inc. last month has dropped her claims that the company sold ineffective weight loss supplements that were misleadingly labeled, her lawyers said Monday.

  • June 27, 2017

    Senate Bill May Force Rise In Suits For Opioid Funding

    As the Senate seeks to reduce funding and services for opioid addiction, states and governments seeking new sources of funding may have increased incentive to sue manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids. An increase in suits may shift the financial burden of the opioid crises to the pharmaceutical defendants and their liability insurers, say Adam Fleischer and Patrick Bedell of BatesCarey LLP.

  • June 27, 2017

    Nature's Way Refutes Cert. In 'Healthy' Coconut Oil Suit

    Nature’s Way Products LLC on Monday asked a California federal judge not to certify a proposed class of consumers allegedly duped into thinking its coconut oil is “inherently healthy,” saying that the labeling claims are too diverse to have misled all members of the proposed class in the same manner.

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Product Liability

Areas of Coverage

  • Lawsuits over potentially unsafe, hazardous, or defective products, including drugs and medical devices, food and beverage products, dietary supplements, and other consumer goods
  • Product-related class actions and multidistrict litigation
  • Liability suits over drugs and medical devices, including off-label marketing, false advertising, and failure-to-warn claims
  • Tobacco-related litigation
  • Auto defect suits
  • Toxic torts, including asbestos-related litigation
  • Personal injury and wrongful death suits involving major organizations and events
  • Alien Tort Statute cases
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • State product safety regulators
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
  • CFederal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • CProduct safety and consumer protection controls
  • Product recalls
  • Food and drug safety actions
  • Vehicle safety actions
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of product liability practices


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  • Policymakers at federal and state agencies
  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
  • Professors, students, and library staff at every accredited law school in the U.S.
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