Roetzel & Andress LPA has snapped up the co-chairman of Greenberg Traurig's national products liability group to help build its Orlando, Fla., office.
A United States government agency has launched an investigation into one type of General Motors Corp.’s sport utility vehicles, following reports of two engine fires.
Plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over Teflon-coated cookware have asked a court to sanction maker E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. for delaying the production of documents and slowing progress in the $5 billion product liability case.
A Tennessee appeals court has ordered a new trial in a product liability case brought by a patient who claimed that a defective surgical device manufactured by Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. caused the accidental laceration of her aorta during abdominal surgery.
Proposed class action suits are piling up against Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp., claiming the drugmakers broke state consumer protection laws through the sale and marketing of cholesterol-lowering drugs Vytorin and Zetia.
A class action has accused Samsung Electronics America Inc. of knowingly selling defective Blu-ray disc players that could not play numerous Blu-ray movies.
In litigation stemming from what has been called the largest retail security breach in U.S. history, discount retailer TJX Cos. has made another strategic move in its ongoing battle to keep the case in federal court.
Congoleum Corp., the official committee of its bondholders and a committee of asbestos claimants have all signed on to a reorganization plan for Congoleum, which was first proposed in mid-January by a representative of future claimants against the company.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have removed a veterinarian from her post at the agency in response to pressure from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a comprehensive congressional report has revealed.
Still smarting from recent public scrutiny from a consumer advocacy group over Botox, Allergan Inc. has been hit with more bad news. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it will conduct a safety review of the popular cosmetic treatment and a similar product, Myobloc, after receiving reports of deaths and breathing problems in some patients.
Three companies, two in China and one in the U.S., were indicted along with their top executives Wednesday for their alleged roles in distributing tainted pet food that led to the deaths of thousands of animals last year.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board announced on Thursday that it is opening a new investigation into BP Plc after an explosion in its Texas City, Texas, refinery killed a worker last month in the latest of a string of fatal accidents at the refinery.
As the case over a $2.5 billion punitive damages award for the Exxon Valdez spill heads to the Supreme Court, victims of the environmental disaster have launched a campaign to exert public pressure on Exxon Mobil Corp.
A Nevada judge has nixed Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s bid for a new trial in a case that ended in a jury verdict awarding $134 million to three breast cancer sufferers allegedly sickened by the company's hormone replacements.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it would be taking enforcement action against companies that market unapproved injectable colchicine in the wake of a slew of deaths related to the drug, which is used to treat gout and other ailments.
Denied class certification, 16 welders seeking a medical monitoring program for an allegedly increased risk of developing brain damage have agreed to dismiss themselves from the multidistrict welding fume litigation.
A BP Plc subsidiary has agreed to a $187 million Superfund settlement for the cleanup of sites along the Clark Fork River in southwestern Montana, bringing a tentative end to suits brought by both federal and state governments.
Two Democratic lawmakers are questioning companies that were involved in the production of direct-to-consumer advertising as part of a congressional investigation into Pfizer Inc.'s use of celebrity doctor Robert Jarvik to plug its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor in TV commercials.
The European Commission has proposed new legislation to simplify cosmetics regulation in Europe and strengthen product safety, the commission said Tuesday.
If recent history is any guide, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely take up calls by the tobacco industry to hear debate on the high-stakes issue of mass tort punitive damages, and will do so with a sympathetic ear.