Generics Cos. Escape From Darvocet, Darvon MDL

Law360, New York (June 22, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky federal judge tossed the remaining allegations against generic-drug makers on Friday in the multidistrict litigation over injuries tied to Darvocet, Darvon and their generic equivalents, holding that a recent First Circuit ruling could not save claims the drugs were designed defectively.

The ruling serves as a sharp rebuke to the First Circuit's decision to uphold a $26 million award against Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. Inc. in May, one of the most significant victories for a plaintiff suing a generics maker since the U.S. Supreme Court's...
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Case Title

In Re: Darvocet, Darvon and Propoxyphene Products Liability Litigation MDL 2226


Case Number

2:11-md-02226

Court

Kentucky Eastern

Nature of Suit

Tort Product Liability

Judge

Danny C. Reeves

Date Filed

August 16, 2011

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