Endo Not Liable In Pa. For Defective Mesh Made By Subsidiary

Law360 (April 29, 2019, 9:40 PM EDT) -- Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. can't be held liable for a woman's defective pelvic mesh implant just because it bought out the mesh's manufacturer, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge Mark A. Kearney tossed claims brought in February by an Oregon woman against Endo and Minnesota-based American Medical Systems Inc., ruling that even though Endo purchased American Medical, Endo didn't run the company's day-to-day operations.

"We cannot hold Endo liable merely because it purchased American Medical and now holds American Medical as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The parent-subsidiary relationship is insufficient to hold Endo liable for the acts of its subsidiary,"...

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