Hoping to finally put to rest the question of liability surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, American Airlines is seeking court approval for another tentative settlement with the family of a passenger who was on board one of the planes that terrorists flew into the World Trade Center.
With a U.S. House of Representatives panel slated to give its blessing Tuesday to legislation that would boost funding to the faltering Consumer Product Safety Commission, consumer groups still contend the bill falls short of protecting consumers.
The special master appointed by the judge in charge of litigation over AstraZeneca LP's blockbuster anti-psychotic drug Seroquel has slammed the pharmaceutical giant for slowing progress in the case, blaming the company's conduct on “mismanagement and inadequate oversight.”
A judge has signed off on a settlement agreement that allows Foster Wheeler Energy Corp. to settle litigation from residents who live near a former company plant for $1.64 million.
South Florida, where judges allegedly tilt the scales of justice against civil defendants, has been deemed this year's top “judicial hellhole,” according to a report issued by a tort reform special interests group on Tuesday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reportedly planning to turn a more critical eye toward drug-coated stents in the next few weeks by bolstering its testing requirements in response to safety concerns over the devices.
Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. put the brakes on thousands of Tundra pickup trucks in the United States on Friday, citing problems with a propeller shaft connected to the rear axle.
U.S. tort costs decreased by 5.5% in 2006, although they still totaled about $825 per person and 1.87% of the nation's gross domestic product, according to a study released Wednesday.
The owners of an alpaca farm whose animals were sickened or killed by contaminated alpaca feed were unable to convince a federal court on Thursday that they deserved a new trial in order to garner a larger damages award.
The European Union’s medicine watchdog has opened an investigation into the safety of Pfizer Inc.’s Champix after alarming reports suggested risks of depression and suicide in patients using the anti-smoking treatment.
The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to consider a petition by a whistleblower who lost her battle against the Internal Revenue Service when an appeals court ruled awards for emotional distress are taxable as income.
Unmoved by an opening statement in the form of an ode to product safety delivered by Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday rejected a proposal from the congressman that would have put amusement park rides under government oversight.
Merck & Co. is recalling 11 lots of its Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine Pedvaxhib and two lots of Comvax, a Haemophilus influenzae type B/hepatitis B vaccine, saying that it can't guarantee the sterility of those specific lots. Also, Canada's federal health agency is advising against using three lots of Merck Frosst Canada's MMR-II vaccine.
A federal judge has remanded two product liability suits over Organon International Inc.'s contraceptive device NuvaRing to state court, handing a victory to the plaintiffs.
In a boost to Eli Lilly & Co., a federal judge has granted the pharmaceutical giant's bid to stay a whistleblower suit over charges it marketed its blockbuster anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa for off-label uses.
The estates of three people killed when their vehicle was hit by a semi-tractor trailer have asked a bankruptcy judge to lift a stay in their suit against Dura Automotive Systems Inc.
A group of plaintiffs has asked a district court judge to rethink his order refusing to certify the class in an action against TJX Companies Inc. over a massive security breach across the United States.
Family members sued General Motors Corp. on Wednesday on behalf of two young children whose fathers were both killed when a crash in Mississippi caused the Chevy they were driving explode in flames.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has pulled in a partner with experience in setting up environmental compliance programs to build up the firm’s environmental, safety and toxic torts team.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has denied the bid of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to consolidate a host of post-Engle cases, dampening the company's ability to fend off attempts to reinstate a $145 billion class action jury verdict in a federal forum.