A judge has dismissed three Ecuadorians from a personal injury lawsuit against Chevron Corp. after they admitted to fabricating claims of cancer.
The numbers continued to drop in the multidistrict Bextra and Celebrex product liability litigation, as the judge overseeing the massive case dismissed five plaintiffs on Tuesday for failure to prosecute their claims.
Novartis has lashed out at a bid by two plaintiffs in the Aredia and Zometa litigation over their bid to sanction the pharmaceutical company for refusing to remand their cases to state court, arguing that recent case law warrants that the court deny the plaintiffs’ remand request.
Medical device manufacturer Baxter Healthcare Corp. on Tuesday upgraded its recent Class I recall of Flo-Gard and Colleague brand infusion pumps, asking customers to return almost 1,000 additional pumps to its Phoenix service center for re-evaluation.
A proposed class action has been filed in a California state court against a Chinese pet food manufacturer and its U.S.-based distributor in a bid to recover damages from alleged injuries to pet owners whose dogs and cats became sick or died from ingesting melamine.
In a blow to Phillip Morris, a Manhattan Supreme Court justice has given the green light for family members of a deceased, longtime smoker to pursue their design-defect and punitive damages claim against the tobacco giant and other cigarette manufacturers.
Hoping to reverse a trend of cost cutting and shrinking numbers of inspectors, Congress has passed a bill that would increase funding for the Food and Drug Administration by $121.5 million while requiring the agency to follow a plan for improving food safety—a growing concern after the recent health scares over contaminated imports.
Cessna Aircraft Co. attempted to chip away at the multidistrict litigation over allegedly faulty de-icing equipment on its planes, renewing its call for a Canadian crash victim's claims to be dismissed and transferred to Canada.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched an investigation into the timing of a recent recall by Fisher-Price Inc. of nearly 1 million toys made in China that were found to contain hazardous amounts of lead paint.
In an increasingly bitter dispute in the multidistrict litigation over antipsychotic drug Seroquel, AstraZeneca LP asked a federal court on Tuesday to force the plaintiffs to substitute a case scheduled for discovery in September.
In a putative class action over allegedly defective televisions made by Philips Electronics North America Corp., a federal judge put a stop to what he called plaintiffs attempts to “go fishing” for a new class representative after the sole named plaintiff was deemed inadequate.
Three Kentucky lawyers accused of fleecing plaintiffs in a class action over Wyeth Pharmaceuticals' diet pill Fen-Phen have been ordered by a judge to repay more than $62 million, according to reports.
Hundreds of thousands of children's jewelry tainted with lead are still being sold around the United States, despite the federal government's two-year long effort to treat the threat, and the source seems to be concentrated mainly in China.
An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to throw out the claims of two plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation over Guidant Corp. pacemakers and defibrillators, noting the plaintiffs' attorney's failure to provide the court with requested information.
Office cleaners and asbestos workers currently suing Verizon of New York Inc. for health problems caused by cleaning the Verizon building after the World Trade Center attacks have protested the telecommunication company's request for a stay in their proceedings.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has been granted temporary authority to exercise its full regulatory power despite the fact that the agency is still missing one commissioner. The authority, which will only last for six months, was issued as a provision of a homeland security bill, signed into law by President Bush on Friday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it would begin using military data to help make better-informed decisions about medical product safety.
An appeals court has agreed with a lower court decision to throw out the expert testimony of a witness in a product liability case against The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., saying the witness didn't know enough about tires.
A Wisconsin appeals court joined the chorus of federal circuit courts applying the doctrine of regulatory preemption on Tuesday, ruling that Medtronic Inc. could not be liable for injuries caused by a defibrillator because the Food and Drug Administration had approved it.
In a boon for major U.S. insurers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has sided against a group of Hurricane Katrina policyholders in their crusade to hold the companies liable for the water damage their homes sustained at the hands of the worst storm to hit the U.S. in recent history.