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A former Kimberly-Clark director testified in California federal court Wednesday as the first witness in a class action trial alleging the health care products maker passed off porous surgery gowns as essentially impermeable, saying in a recorded video that the problems resulted from product changes made “to improve the bottom line.”
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday ordered a new trial in a medical malpractice suit filed in connection with a doctor's botched hysterectomy performed at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital, saying certain allowed evidence may have improperly influenced the jury’s verdict in favor of the hospital.
GM on Tuesday urged a New York federal court overseeing multidistrict litigation pertaining to the company’s alleged ignition-switch defect to exclude evidence including the important investigatory “Valukas report” from upcoming trials, saying its use in previous trials is irrelevant given the different types of defects.
An Arkansas appeals court on Wednesday upheld a jury verdict clearing an emergency room doctor in a medical malpractice and wrongful death case over an alleged failure to treat a man’s pneumonia, saying the trial judge did not err by giving the jury a single question to consider.
Liquor distributor Allied Lomar Inc. will not be getting a third trial over a distillery's use of “cowboy” on competing bourbon, after Texas federal jurors in January found the distributor abandoned its trademark for “Cowboy Little Barrel” bourbon through disuse.