A judge has denied a motion for summary judgment by five major insurance companies in a proposed class action alleging that the companies cost class members $525 million in damages after Hurricane Katrina when they failed to properly reinsure their clients.
A federal court has rebuked the state of New Mexico for failing to properly respond to discovery requests in a lawsuit it filed against Eli Lilly & Co. over Zyprexa.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on whether recent Supreme Court decisions have shielded corporations from accountability for misconduct.
Medical device maker Advanced Bionics LLC has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a complaint by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that the company violated federal guidelines in manufacturing cochlear implant hearing aids.
A U.S. district judge in Florida has denied military contractor Raytheon Co.'s requests to delay two class actions alleging the company released toxins into the groundwater near its plants and hid the contamination from St. Petersburg, Fla., residents.
Exxon Mobil Corp. has objected in the U.S. Supreme Court to the $448 million in interest requested by Alaska natives and fishermen on top of the $507.5 million in punitive damages they have already won over the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
The U.S. Justice Department's recent letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee announcing plans to revamp prosecution of corporate crimes prompted an immediate response from one Republican lawmaker who called its protections for attorney-client privilege “unsatisfactorily vague.”
A federal judge will reportedly consider victims' challenge to a proposed $50 million plea agreement in a criminal case against BP stemming from a 2005 explosion at a Texas refinery that killed 15 people and injured 170.
While the litigation over Fosamax continues to unfold, another clinical study has been released that suggests the osteoporosis drug may actually hinder bone growth and increase the possibility of fractures.
Genentech Inc. has issued a warning that Avastin, its blockbuster cancer drug, may cause anemia when used in combination with Sutent, a cancer treatment manufactured by Pfizer Inc.
Eighty-five victims of terrorist rocket fire in Israel have filed a lawsuit against American Express Bank Ltd. and Lebanese Canadian Bank SAL, alleging that their financial services enabled Hezbollah to execute the attacks.
A federal appeals court has blocked an injured FBI confidential informant from suing the U.S. government for allegedly failing to protect him following the arrest of a drug cartel leader.
The last defendant in a Milberg LLP kickback case has agreed to plead guilty to a tax-related felony for laundering money as part of a scheme offering professional plaintiffs millions of dollars to testify.
India-based Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. said Monday it had already agreed to turn over certain audits of its Paonta Sahib facility requested by a U.S. Department of Justice motion to compel in the agency's ongoing investigation of possible Current Good Manufacturing Practice violations.
A New Jersey court has dismissed a product liability lawsuit filed against Wyeth and Pfizer over their hormone replacement therapies, ruling that the warning labels used by the firms were adequate as a matter of law.
Pfizer and the other defendants in the Mirapex case are pushing for the litigation to be broken up so that the jury is not swayed by financial considerations when determining liability over the drug that allegedly triggers a compulsive urge to gamble.
A federal appeals court has knocked down part of a district court’s order that imposed a $100,000 fine and other sanctions against an expert for plaintiffs in one of the product liability suits against Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC and Ford Motor Co.
A plaintiffs' law firm involved in the settled multidistrict litigation over Guidant Corp.'s implantable heart defibrillators has objected to a recommendation by special masters that its contingency fees be set at 25%, arguing that they should be raised to 33.3%.
A former legal assistant at the personal injury law firm Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman PC who sued the firm and four of its employees for sexual harassment has agreed to dismiss her lawsuit.
Lawyers in product liability practice groups at the 250 largest law firms in the U.S. are more dissatisfied with their jobs and are paid less than many of their peers, a Law360 survey has found.