A New Jersey shopper has launched a putative class action accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of fraud and breach of contract for selling customers at its Sam's Club stores service plans on “as-is” items that are explicitly excluded from coverage under the plan.
A federal judge has dismissed two periodontists, as well as the negligence and fraud claims brought on behalf of their respective subclasses, in a putative class action that accuses Dentsply International Inc. of providing dental practices with faulty Cavitron ultrasonic teeth-cleaning tools.
The Wisconsin Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would ban the use of bisphenol A in children's bottles and cups, making the state the latest to take action against the controversial chemical.
A federal judge has denied Bayer AG's motion for judgment as a matter of law in the recently commenced second bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation over losses stemming from its handling of a strain of genetically modified rice, just as she did in December in the first trial of the MDL.
The Indoor Tanning Association has agreed to settle claims that it misled consumers about indoor tanning dangers, and will include warnings with some of its future advertisements, the Federal Trade Commission has said.
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Manufacturing Co. LLC, an Altria Group Inc. subsidiary that makes chewing tobacco, has asked a federal judge for a preliminary injunction that would prevent New York City from enforcing a ban on nearly all flavored tobacco products.
Litigators named by corporate counsel in a new report for providing excellent client service all seem to share one trait: a profound knowledge of their clients' businesses and goals.
Novartis AG announced Tuesday that it will pay a $185 million fine to resolve criminal allegations that the drugmaker engaged in off-label marketing and promotion of epilepsy drug Trileptal.
New York has become the latest state to take action against the likes of Red Bull, Monster Energy, and PepsiCo Inc.'s Amp and Rockstar beverages, with a recently proposed bill in the state Legislature aiming to force makers of sugary energy drinks to post warning labels about the products' contents.
The movement to ban controversial chemical bisphenol A in children's products has gained momentum, with one bill passing in the Washington state House of Representatives, another being introduced in Vermont and other state lawmakers considering taking action, according to environmental health advocates.
More than 2 million needles made by Nipro Medical Corp. for Exelint International Corp. have been recalled amid worries that they may "core," or push silicone into patients' bodies, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Dell Canada Inc. has lost a bid to overturn two Canadian court rulings that stifled its attempt to force consumers to arbitrate claims over defective computers in favor of allowing them to pursue the case as a class action.
Bausch & Lomb Inc. has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to review a district court ruling that found its insurer did not have to indemnify the eye care giant for thousands of product liability claims over its ReNu contact lens solution.
President Barack Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have nominated Dr. Elisabeth Hagen to serve as the department's undersecretary for food safety, overseeing the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry and egg products.
Relying heavily on a standard that determines the admissibility of scientific evidence in court, a New York judge has granted Johnson & Johnson unit McNeil-PPC Inc.'s bid to toss a consumer suit claiming that Tylenol caused her to develop cirrhosis of the liver.
In a decision sparked by a wrongful termination suit, New Jersey's highest court has overturned a 20-year-old ruling that required public interest law firms to settle the claims in consumer fraud suits before discussing attorneys' fees.
A federal judge has tossed a putative class action accusing Norfolk Southern Corp. of negligence in connection with a 2005 train derailment in which a tanker ruptured and released chlorine gas into the air, killing nine people in Graniteville, S.C.
A North Carolina jury has handed down a $2.38 million award to two subcontractors that sued architectural firm Ellerbe Becket over deficient designs it drafted for the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed an Illinois district court ruling that stripped a failed class action against LearJet Inc. of federal jurisdiction, finding that the lower court misinterpreted the Class Action Fairness Act.
Product liability trial attorney William D. Barwick has made the jump to Duane Morris LLP, joining the firm's Atlanta office as a partner after 23 years at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.