Anderson Memorial has revealed plans to appeal a bankruptcy court's denial of a motion to allow several South Carolina building owners whose structures allegedly contain asbestos to proceed with their case against bankrupt chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co.
The magistrate judge in charge of discovery in multidistrict litigation over Eli Lilly and Co.'s Zyprexa has refused a bid by the drugmaker to compel Mississippi to subject four health officials to questioning and hand over documents on the use of the blockbuster medication in state hospitals.
Fox Rothschild LLP has hired veteran complex commercial and mass tort litigator John Haggerty, who comes from Ulmer & Berne LLP and will split his time between the firm’s Philadelphia and Warrington, Pa., offices.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Procter & Gamble Co. about sanitation problems at a plant in Puerto Rico that produces over-the-counter drugs and Olay-brand cosmetics.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken Baxter International Inc. to task over alleged overstatements contained in the company’s marketing material for Tisseel, a surgical sealant.
Covington & Burling LLP has hired Gerald Masoudi, former chief counsel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as co-chair of its food and drugs practice group in its Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday.
The plaintiffs in a putative class action alleging Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC deliberately concealed the potential harmful effects of its antibiotic Ketek cannot conduct nonparty depositions at this stage in the litigation, a federal judge has ruled.
Seeking to evaluate the control states have over federal class actions, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a decision in a putative class action against Allstate Insurance Co. that was filed in federal court but dismissed under a New York law barring such suits.
An appeals court has thrown out claims against private engineering and construction firms from litigation alleging that negligent design, construction and maintenance of a New Orleans canal contributed to levee breaches during Hurricane Katrina.
German automotive and defense technology company Rheinmetall AG has asked a federal court to toss claims against the company in long-running litigation against several multinational corporations that allegedly helped the South African government persist in its apartheid policies.
A federal appeals court has backed the home state exception of the Class Action Fairness Act and sent a putative class action over allegedly inadequate credit card protections on behalf of 1.6 million Kash N’ Karry Food Stores Inc. customers back to a Florida state court.
The magistrate judge overseeing discovery in the multidistrict litigation over Eli Lilly & Co.'s anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa ruled Monday that the state of Connecticut may only conduct witness depositions related to Zyprexa’s marketing and sales programs since 2004, a smaller scope of discovery than the state had requested.
A federal appeals court has upheld two lower court decisions that found Argentinean plaintiffs’ product liability actions filed in the United States against Bayer Corp. and Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire LLC and others were brought in the wrong forum and should proceed in Argentina.
Texaco Exploration and Production Inc. will not be able to recover $300 million in lost production from an engineering firm whose allegedly shoddy work delayed an oil rig's construction, after an appeals court ruled that the engineers were shielded from liability as “subcontractors” under a Texaco agreement.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalled more than a dozen of Iovate Health Sciences Inc.’s popular Hydroxycut products on Friday after receiving reports of one death and 23 serious health problems resulting from the dietary supplements.
W.R. Grace & Co. has asked a judge to enjoin a group of asbestos injury claimants who oppose the bankrupt chemical maker's reorganization plan from taking 17 video depositions, contending the testimony is irrelevant to the confirmation of the Chapter 11 plan.
A federal jury has awarded over $18 million in damages to a girl who sued Ford Motor Co. and others after a car she was riding in went out of control and rolled over numerous times, leaving her paralyzed.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received more than 180 reports from residents in 13 states and the District of Columbia who suspect health problems or the corrosion of metal components in their homes are due to drywall imported from China.
A bankruptcy judge has ordered Lyondell Chemical Co. to produce information about its insurance policies, which may allow several product liability suits against the company to move forward.
Pretrial proceedings began Monday for more than 700 plaintiffs from several West Virginia communities alleging that Massey Energy Co. subsidiary Rawl Sales & Processing Co. destroyed their groundwater supply by injecting more than 1 billion gallons of coal slurry into abandoned mines.