CB Fleet, 7 Plaintiffs Settle Bowel Cleanser Suits

Law360, New York (January 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Seven product liability lawsuits claiming an over-the-counter laxative sold by C.B. Fleet Co. Inc. caused severe kidney complications and death were settled in federal court Wednesday.

The seven lawsuits are among 18 — each brought by individual plaintiffs — that were deemed ready for trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, according to an order signed last month by Judge Richard H. Kyle.

The cases were dismissed with prejudice, and the judge's order noted that the parties need additional time to finalize...
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