Some of the world’s biggest energy companies face a potential class action by Kentucky residents over claims they shortchanged drivers at gas stations by failing to adhere to the standard gallon of fuel.
The French National Assembly will not debate a controversial proposal to introduce class action litigation in the country, after lawmakers removed the legislation from the Assembly’s schedule.
A federal judge has approved a $330 million class action settlement between Murphy Oil USA Inc. and thousands of Louisiana residents who are angry over an oil tanker spill that leaked into their neighborhood during Hurricane Katrina.
A judge has ruled against a motion to dismiss the cases of three plaintiffs in a class action against pharmaceutical company Novartis, after complaints by the drug maker that the trio had missed a court filing deadline.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment has agreed to clearly advertise that its CDs contain anti-piracy software that limits copies and monitors user listening habits as part of an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission, the agency said Tuesday.
A day after a state jury in Philadelphia determined that Wyeth’s hormone replacement therapy Prempro caused an Arkansas woman’s breast cancer, a judge said there was insufficient evidence for the jury to find that the drug maker acted recklessly, but allowed the punitive damage phase of the trial to move forward.
Complaints against drug manufacturer Pfizer over its now-shelved painkiller Bextra continue to grow, with yet another lawsuit this week joining the class action.
Not content with a ruling it received in a Michigan court, General Motors Corp. took its case against Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group to the Delaware Chancery Court on Friday, accusing the insurance company of trying to avoid paying over $500 million in asbestos claims.
A state jury in Philadelphia has determined that Wyeth’s hormone replacement therapy Prempro caused an Arkansas woman to suffer from breast cancer and ordered the pharmaceutical giant to shell out $1.5 million in compensation.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC launched a preemptive strike ahead of a BBC documentary set to air on Monday that claims the drug maker manipulated trial results of its antidepressant Seroxat and hid a link with teenage suicide.
A federal judge has decided to stay all proceedings in a case brought by the State of Colorado against Merck & Co. Inc. that alleges the drug maker fraudulently induced the state to purchase the drug Vioxx.
Boosting controversy over Bayer AG’s Trasylol product, a federal lawsuit has accused the German drug giant of concealing the results of a study that showed the bleeding-reduction drug could cause kidney failure.
The California Supreme Court has ruled that attorneys who file class actions over employment and product liability matters should be allowed better access to the contact information of individuals who may help strengthen their cases.
Plaintiffs alleging that GlaxoSmithKline PLC knew about risks related to adolescents’ use of antidepressant Paxil, but failed to warn doctors and the public, were denied class certification Thursday.
One of the three Kentucky lawyers accused of siphoning off money from a $200 million settlement involving Wyeth’s diet drug combination fen-phen has admitted that he and his colleagues destroyed crucial evidence in the case.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted class action certification in a $100-million lawsuit that claims the acid reflux drug Prepulsid caused serious cardiac arrhythmias and several deaths.
In a setback for General Motors Corp., a United States Court has dismissed a $900 million claim against insurance company Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group Plc brought by the troubled auto company for asbestos-related damages.
Nearly three years after criminal charges were settled in Pfizer Inc.’s illegal marketing of the epilepsy drug Neurontin, a federal judge is considering whether or not to grant class action status in nearly 200 consolidated civil lawsuits.
Bayer Corp. has agreed to pay $8 million to 30 states to settle allegations that the drug company failed to adequately warn consumers about the safety risks associated with recalled cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol.
In another victory for Merck & Co., a woman who blamed her husband’s death on the painkiller Vioxx dropped her lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company on Monday, five weeks before it was scheduled to go to trial.