Product Liability

  • October 5, 2007

    Firm Seeks Docs On Minnesota Bridge Collapse

    Minnesota lawyers representing several families of those who died in the collapse of an interstate bridge in Minneapolis this summer have filed a freedom of information lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the state, seeking access to details and documents related to the disaster.

  • October 5, 2007

    Five Charged In Philly Cadaver Selling Scandal

    Three Philadelphia-based funeral directors sold hundreds of cadavers to a former oral surgeon and nurse, who then dismembered them in unsanitary conditions and resold the diseased body parts for use in transplants, a grand jury charged on Thursday.

  • October 5, 2007

    Over 500,000 Toys Pulled Over Lead Paint Worries

    More than half a million children's toys, including Baby Einstein toy blocks, cups shaped like Frankenstein, and a variety of wooden toys, were recalled Thursday over concerns that they contain dangerous amounts of lead.

  • October 8, 2007

    Lawyers Plead Good Faith In Chevron Sanctions Feud

    In a bid to sidestep Chevron Corp.'s request for sanctions, attorneys representing plaintiffs who falsely claimed they developed cancer due to Chevron's alleged illegal dumping of toxic waste in the Ecuadorian rain forest are arguing that they had reasonable basis for filing the claims.

  • October 8, 2007

    Becton Dickinson, Plaintiffs Pull Out Of Syringe MDL

    After four days of mediation, Becton, Dickinson and Co. on Thursday settled a multidistrict litigation over a batch of syringes allegedly contaminated with bacteria that caused patients using them to lose their vision.

  • October 5, 2007

    Florida Jury Hands Vioxx Win To Merck

    Merck & Co. dodged a bullet in a Florida case on Friday when a circuit court jury found that the pharmaceutical giant's painkiller Vioxx was not responsible for a former professional soccer player's heart attack.

  • October 4, 2007

    Pfizer Wants Mirapex Claims Kicked To Curb

    Pharmaceutical titan Pfizer Inc. on Wednesday asked a federal judge to dismiss several plaintiffs' fraud claims in litigation over its controversial drug Mirapex, echoing pleas it made a month ago.

  • October 5, 2007

    Beef Recall Scandal Shutters Topps

    The economic impact of the second-largest beef recall in U.S. history involving more than 21.7 million pounds of ground beef products has forced Topps Meat Co. LLC to go out of business, effective immediately, the company said Friday.

  • October 4, 2007

    FDA To Consider Behind-The-Counter Drugs

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it will consider offering a third class of drugs, sold from behind pharmacy counters, in addition to traditional prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

  • October 4, 2007

    AstraZeneca Gets Cases Tossed In Seroquel MDL

    The judge overseeing product liability litigation over AstraZeneca’s blockbuster drug Seroquel has granted the drug giant’s request to throw out a slew of cases.

  • October 4, 2007

    Toyota 4-Runner's Faulty Seats Caused Injuries: Suit

    Toyota Motor Corp. has been slapped with a lawsuit by a man who claims the auto maker installed faulty seats that failed to protect him when a car crashed into his sports utility vehicle, leaving him paralyzed.

  • October 4, 2007

    Lilly Seeks To Stay Whistleblower Suit Over Zyprexa

    Eli Lilly & Co. is seeking to stay a whistleblower suit over charges it marketed its blockbuster anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa for off-label uses, arguing the case should be joined with a multidistrict product liability litigation pending in a New York district court.

  • October 4, 2007

    Govt. Wins Time In Dana Superfund Feud

    After receiving a "no" from the bankruptcy court, federal prosecutors have been granted a temporary reprieve by a Manhattan district court judge to resolve a spat over the proposed estimation procedures for determining environmental claims in Dana Corp.'s Chapter 11 case.

  • October 3, 2007

    Edison Fights $200M Order In Survey Rigging Case

    Southern California Edison plans to appeal an order forcing the utility to pay $200 million in penalties for altering customer satisfaction surveys and safety documents to collect larger bonus payments.

  • October 3, 2007

    Pfizer Execs Must Face Nigerian Clinical Trials Suit

    A group of ten Pfizer Inc. officials reportedly must be present in a Nigerian courtroom to face allegations that the drug giant carried out illegal clinical trials that killed or disabled children.

  • October 3, 2007

    Pentagon Families Cut Deal Over 9/11 Liability

    A group of families whose relatives were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 while working inside the Pentagon have settled their lawsuits against the airlines and security firms that allegedly shirked their duties by failing to prevent the terrorist attacks.

  • October 3, 2007

    Judge Asked To OK Settlement With Cessna Owner

    The family members of a pilot killed in an Arizona crash of a Cessna 208B after encountering icing conditions are pushing a Kansas federal court to approve a settlement reached with the plane's owner.

  • October 4, 2007

    Judge Unseals Some Data From Guidant MDL

    Bloomberg LP, the financial news company that operates Bloomberg News, has gained some access to the summary judgment briefs in connection with the multidistrict litigation against Guidant Corp. over its allegedly faulty implantable heart defibrillators that was settled in July for $195 million.

  • October 3, 2007

    Cathay Pacific Bumped From DVT Litigation

    Cathay Pacific Airways has ducked out of the deep vein thrombosis multidistrict litigation, with a federal judge ruling that the airline falls under a 2006 order granting summary judgment in favor of a group of foreign air carrier defendants.

  • October 2, 2007

    Jury Finds Dupont Negligent Over Waste Site

    A West Virginia jury has found DuPont was negligent in its treatment of a 112-acre waste site believed to be contaminated with arsenic, cadmium and lead, with some residents fearing their exposure to the area may lead to health problems.