An appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision to enjoin the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from implementing a drug law that would force distributors to keep a record of everyone who has handled a drug.
A coalition of farmworker and environmental activist groups has filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the regulator wrongfully approved the use of the highly toxic pesticide endosulfan, which is banned in Europe and at least 20 other countries.
AT&T Corp. has duped consumers into purchasing a caller ID service that is only capable of identifying some phone numbers, a proposed class action lawsuit claims.
A district judge has tossed several claims in a long-running court battle between Chevron Corp. and a group of Nigerians who allege that the company conspired with the Nigerian military to gun down demonstrators protesting the oil company's presence in the country.
As part of a plea deal, U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee has asked a Mississippi court to drop the remaining charges against plaintiffs lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, who has already been sentenced to federal prison for bribing a judge.
The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear a public nuisance case against a group of lead paint manufacturers that will determine when public entities can hire outside attorneys on a contingency fee basis.
In the latest legal battle over the 1998 tobacco company settlement, a federal appeals court has found that two states' amendment agreements for tobacco manufacturers that didn't sign the original settlement do not violate the Sherman Act.
A federal judge on Thursday denied Forest Laboratories Inc.'s motion to dismiss 22 actions in the Celexa and Lexapro multidistrict litigation because of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari in Levine v. Wyeth, which also deals with the question of federal preemption in product liability suits.
U.S. marshals seized $74,000 worth of illegal erectile dysfunction drugs Thursday, after SEI Pharmaceuticals Inc. failed to recall the tablets marketed as “dietary supplements” but containing a chemical similar to the active ingredient in Viagra.
A federal grand jury has issued a criminal indictment against shipping company Fleet Management Ltd., charging it with negligence and falsifying documents relating to the operation of its ship, which spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the San Francisco Bay in 2007.
Two lawmakers are calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw last-minute changes to a proposed rule on workplace chemical risk exposure, saying the modifications could dramatically slow the enactment of future health and safety regulations that protect U.S. workers.
Famed plaintiffs lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs was ordered Wednesday to report to a federal prison in Ashland, Ky., by Aug. 4 to start serving a five-year sentence for conspiring to bribe a Mississippi state judge.
A federal judge has partially granted T-Mobile USA Inc.'s motion to compel arbitration in a proposed class action filed by three customers over roaming fees.
An appeals court has booted Judge Manuel L. Real from four statewide product liability cases against American Honda Motor Corp. after finding that the controversial district judge erroneously granted class certification.
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. has been hit with a suit claiming that pergolide, its now-withdrawn generic treatment for restless leg syndrome, causes heart valve damage, making Teva the third company to face a suit over restless leg drugs.
Businesses now need coordinated solutions to the increasingly complex and nuanced issues they're facing and strategies that draw on the skills and expertise of a broad range of legal practice areas, says Robert T. Novick, chair of the regulatory and government affairs department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.
A federal judge has refused to certify two different classes of plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation that accuses ConAgra Foods Inc. of selling salmonella-contaminated peanut butter.
With a sharp uptick in the volume of mass tort litigation in recent years, the burdens on litigants and the judicial system are higher than ever before. But there is sharp disagreement among lawyers as to when, and in which cases, “Lone Pine” orders can and should be used.
A federal judge has dismissed three counts of an air conditioning installer's $12 million complaint alleging that the Milwaukee Valve Co. Inc.'s products were improperly designed.
U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y) has chastised the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after the agency's announcement that it detected in a jalapeno pepper sample a strain of salmonella blamed for an outbreak that affected more than 1,200 people.