A federal judge has dismissed fraud claims from a suit brought by a putative class of patients and Zurich Insurance Co. alleging that biotechnology company InterMune Inc. fraudulently promoted its drug Actimmune as a valid remedy for a lung disease it is not approved to treat.
A federal judge has signed off on a notice to be sent to potential class members in a suit alleging that gas companies Georgia Energy USA LLC, United Fuel Inc., Global Energy USA LLC and others overcharged customers at Georgia gas stations by dispensing less fuel than indicated.
Plaintiffs are poised to begin the discovery process in the multidistrict litigation against Continental Airlines Inc. and others over a February plane crash in Clarence, N.Y., that claimed 50 lives.
Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. is challenging an express warranty claim under Louisiana products liability law in a bellwether case over formaldehyde levels in emergency housing provided to hurricane victims.
Toy maker Mega Brands Inc. and the former owners of its American subsidiary both claimed victory Monday in a $72 million settlement, ending a battle over missed earnouts and defective toys.
Stroller manufacturer Maclaren USA Inc. on Monday issued a recall for about 1 million strollers after it received a dozen reports of children amputating their fingers in the stroller’s hinges.
Forest Laboratories Inc. and the U.S. Department of Justice have struck a deal to settle civil claims stemming from investigations into the marketing of antidepressants Celexa and Lexapro and a hypothyroidism treatment, but the pact does not cover an ongoing probe into possible criminal violations related to the drugs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned nearly two dozen Internet retailers of flavored cigarettes that they could see their merchandise impounded if they continue to market and sell the newly prohibited products in the United States.
Reversing a lower court ruling, a Texas appeals court has found that a Volvo Car Corp. document regarding SUV testing should have been filed under seal in a product liability suit targeting Ford Motor Co., which owns Volvo.
A federal judge has refused to de-designate documents claimed as privileged by AstraZeneca LP in a massive multidistrict litigation over the company's antipsychotic blockbuster Seroquel, further clearing the way for the roughly 6,000 cases to be remanded to transferor courts for individual discovery.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a suit alleging that AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP fraudulently marketed heartburn drug Nexium as better than its predecessor Prilosec.
State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. has become the latest plaintiff to settle its claims with Ford Motor Co. in multidistrict litigation accusing the automaker of knowingly installing a faulty cruise control switch that eventually led to millions of vehicle recalls.
The Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., has been hit with a whistleblower action from a former employee alleging she was fired in retaliation for her repeated warnings that the Carle Hospital and the Carle Clinic had violated federal regulations intended to protect cancer patients enrolled as subjects in clinical trials.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said Friday it had voluntarily pulled about 43,000 over-the-range microwave ovens from shelves due to a defect in some models that can potentially create a shock hazard.
Plaintiffs have dropped their putative class action accusing Pfizer Inc. of fraudulently marketing Lipitor by covering up certain side effects and misrepresenting the cholesterol drug's efficacy in some patient groups.
Victims of a deadly bridge collapse in Minneapolis in 2007 have come to terms with the contracting company working on the bridge when it fell.
Boston Scientific Corp. subsidiary Guidant Corp. will plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges and pay $296 million to end a U.S. Department of Justice probe into cardiac defibrillator product advisories it issued.
The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the way Abbott Laboratories has sold and marketed the anti-seizure drug Depakote, the company said Friday.
A video gamer in Canada has launched a putative class action against Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and Sony of Canada Ltd., seeking up to $35 million for alleged damage to PlayStation 3 consoles following the installation of a firmware update.
Advertising by Sony Electronics Inc. significantly overstates how long the batteries last in its Vaio series of laptop computers, according to a proposed class action alleging breach of contract and violations of Missouri and California consumer protection laws.