A South Carolina jury hearing the latest trial over the alleged link between Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products and asbestos-related cancer said Friday it could not decide if J&J was responsible for the mesothelioma that killed a 30-year-old attorney, leading to a mistrial.
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Jury Deadlocks In Latest Trial Over J&J Talc And Asbestos

A South Carolina jury hearing the latest trial over the alleged link between Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products and asbestos-related cancer said Friday it could not decide if J&J was responsible for the mesothelioma that killed a 30-year-old attorney, leading to a mistrial. Read more »

Feature

5 Flash Points As FDA Gets Earful On Compounding Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s move to dramatically curtail large-scale compounding of lower-cost drugs is stoking fiery debate about benefits for patient safety and possible drug shortages.  Read more »

Feature

Stakes High As GSK Takes Generics Liability Row To 7th Circ.

As the Seventh Circuit gears up to hear oral arguments Wednesday in a suit against GlaxoSmithKline over the suicide of an attorney who was taking a generic version of the antidepressant Paxil, experts say the end result could be a circuit split that pushes the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether branded pharmaceutical companies should carry liability for generic versions of their drugs. Read more »

Analysis

Printed Matter Doctrine Case Could Offer New Patent Attack

A recent Federal Circuit decision applying the rarely-invoked printed matter doctrine to invalidate a respiratory drug patent could give litigants another way to challenge patents and get in patent-eligibility arguments that otherwise can't be made in inter partes reviews, attorneys say. Read more »

LITIGATION

Jury Awards $1.2M Over Vein Perforated By Medical Device

A Texas jury awarded more than $1.2 million on Thursday evening to a Houston firefighter who said his Cook Inc. vein filter perforated his tissue, finding Cook didn’t properly warn the implanting surgeon about the risks. Read more »

Weeks Before Oral Args, Mylan Drops AstraZenca IP Appeal

At the parties' request, the Federal Circuit on Thursday dismissed Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s bid to upend a lower court decision upholding the validity of AstraZeneca AB's patent on two diabetes drugs, weeks before oral arguments in the appeal, a sign of a possible settlement. Read more »

Buyers Can't Bar Testimony In Teva Pay-For-Delay Suit

A Pennsylvania federal judge has cleared Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. to use deposition testimony in an antitrust class action over an alleged pay-for-delay scheme for generic versions of cholesterol drug Niaspan, ruling that the pharmaceutical giant had not weaponized information protected by attorney-client privilege. Read more »

DEALS

Biotechs Lead Wave Of New IPOs Filling June Pipeline

A wave of venture-backed biotechnology and health care companies are lining up initial public offerings that could price in June, including at least eight that filed plans during the week of May 21, leading more than a dozen IPO prospects set to reignite deal flow in the coming weeks. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

A Wish For Nonexistent Cheap Drugs Is Not Standing To Sue

The releases of highly effective, highly priced drugs to treat chronic diseases has bred a spate of efforts by activists to disenfranchise drug developers of their patent rights. The Federal Circuit's decision this month in AIDS Healthcare Foundation v. Gilead demonstrates how choosing the wrong venue for your patent challenge can doom it before it even starts, says Nicholas Landau of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. Read more »

Opinion

Self-Policing Animal Research: Another Bad Idea From USDA

When Congress passed the Animal Welfare Act in 1966, it stressed the law was needed because of “the shocking failure of self-policing” by the animal experimentation industry. Yet now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering a return to self-policing — an exceedingly bad idea, says Delcianna Winders, visiting scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Feature

3 Things You Need To Know When Starting Out In BigLaw

There are numerous opportunities and pitfalls that lie in store for new associates as they enter BigLaw, yet many of the intricacies of navigating the inner workings of a large law firm are not taught in school, leaving many lawyers to fend for themselves to learn by trial and error. Here, BigLaw veterans reflect on some of the actions incoming attorneys can take to make the best of their early days at a firm. Read more »

Ex-BigLaw Atty Convicted Of Wife's Murder Faces Civil Suit

The former Fisher Phillips employment partner sentenced to life in prison earlier this week for the shooting death of his wife has been hit with a civil lawsuit in Georgia state court by the administrator of his wife’s estate. Read more »

Feature

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The European Union’s new data protection regime went into effect, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to loosen regulations for thousands of community banks and regional lenders, and the U.S. Supreme Court sided with employers in class action arbitration cases. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read more »

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week. Read more »

Getting The Snaps And Tweets Into Evidence

Litigants who proffer data obtained from social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram must authenticate that data before it will be admitted as evidence. Attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP examine decisions from Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions to determine whether courts are imposing a more demanding standard for social media data than other documentary evidence. Read more »

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Apple Inc.

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AstraZeneca

Avalara Inc.

BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Bank of America Corporation

Dynamex, Inc.

Epic Systems Corp.

Ernst & Young

Facebook

Federation of American Hospitals Inc.

Gallup Inc.

Gilead Sciences Inc.

GlaxoSmithKline

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Imerys SA

Instagram Inc.

International Finance Corp.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Johnson & Johnson

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Medisca Pharmaceutique Inc.

Mizuho Securities Co. Ltd.

Morgan Stanley

Murphy USA Inc.

Mylan NV

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Pew Charitable Trusts

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Praxair, Inc.

Renaissance Capital

Rite Aid Corporation

State Bar of California

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

Twitter Inc.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

United States Telecom Association

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

Vannin Capital PCC

Walgreen Co.

Wells Fargo & Co.

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Arnold & Porter

Barnes & Thornburg

Berger & Montague

Bradley Arant

Choate

Clark Hill

Cooley

Cozen O'Connor

DLA Piper

Davis Polk

Dentons

Duane Morris

Faegre Baker

Finnegan

Fish & Richardson

Fisher Phillips

Freese & Goss

Garwin Gerstein

Gibson Dunn

Goodwin

Hagens Berman

Harness Dickey

Haynes and Boone

Haynsworth Sinkler

Herbert Smith Freehills

Hogan Lovells

Honigman Miller

Husch Blackwell

Isaac Wiles

Johnson Trent

Jones Day

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Knobbe Martens

Latham & Watkins

Law Offices of Ben C. Martin

Leason Ellis

McDonnell Boehnen

Morgan Lewis

Morrison & Foerster

Motley Rice

Munger Tolles

Nelson Mullins

Nossaman LLP

O'Melveny & Myers

Ogletree Deakins

Pepper Hamilton

Proskauer Rose

Ropes & Gray

Skadden

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The Employment Law Group

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WilmerHale

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