Bankrupt algae-to-food developer TerraVia Holdings Inc. has asked a California federal court to dismiss a proposed stock-drop class action claiming the company concealed reports that consumers became ill after eating food containing its ingredients, saying there's no evidence its products caused the reactions.
An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday refused nearly two dozen Indian tribes' request to conduct further discovery of federal contracts so they can avoid being treated disparately from government entities in an ongoing opioid multidistrict litigation, ruling that the court has already identified cases that discuss the tribes' legal issues.
Pennsylvania’s highest court said Tuesday that it would not hear an appeal of a decision that jurors be allowed to consider whether a man’s misuse of a safety harness that broke and sent him falling from a tree canceled out claims that the product came with faulty warnings and instructions.
A California appeals court affirmed an arbitration decision in favor of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club LLC against a former risk manager for the team who alleged he'd been forced to resign, finding the declaratory relief given to the Ducks was proper and within the arbitrator's purview.
Passengers suing Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in Florida federal court accused the cruise line on Monday of hiding or destroying video and audio recordings that would be valuable evidence in their proposed class action over injuries they allegedly suffered on a cruise that got caught in a hurricane-strength storm.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released a proposed rule aimed at updating the review process for novel, low- to moderate-risk medical devices before they enter the market that the agency says will clarify the process.
A California federal judge has denied an attempt by Sanderson Farms Inc. to dismiss a suit by a pair of nonprofits alleging its chicken is falsely labeled "100 percent natural," saying a revised complaint sufficiently backs the groups' claims that the company's marketing is deceptive.
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. will get another shot at rival supplement maker HBS International Corp. over the allegedly misleading labeling on its HexaPro protein powder mix, after the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday reversed the dismissal of Hi-Tech's Lanham Act claims.
A Pennsylvania appeals court panel raised doubts on Tuesday as to whether a Johnson & Johnson unit could challenge an order letting out-of-state plaintiffs pursue pelvic mesh claims in Philadelphia, given a prior ruling upholding an Indiana woman’s win in a mesh case.
Prosecutors on Tuesday urged a jury after seven weeks of testimony to convict six former employees of the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy whose steroids sparked a deadly meningitis outbreak in 2012, saying they participated in a scheme to defraud federal regulators and ship out unsafe drugs to medical facilities around the country.
Car consumers asked a Massachusetts federal judge on Monday to certify five classes in a putative class action against Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and its American arm, Nissan North America Inc., alleging that the automaker violated consumer protection and breach-of-warranty laws by concealing dangerous engine defects.
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A partner at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP has been disqualified from representing Monster Energy Co. in a false advertising suit in California federal court against rival Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. after a judge found that his past representation of the rival company was enough to kick him and the firm off the case.
A Seventh Circuit panel has salvaged a suit by a sports electronics company alleging its supplier sold it defective parts, saying that while five of the seven claims were rightfully barred, the fraud claims can proceed.
A manufacturing plant worker's fatal mesothelioma was caused by thousands of pounds of asbestos Union Carbide supplied to his workplace, counsel for the man's widow told a New Jersey jury during Monday opening statements, while the chemical company countered there's no evidence the man actually used its asbestos.
Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America can't sue an insulation company on behalf of developers covered by the insurer because the development companies had their corporate rights revoked after missing tax payments, a California state appeals court ruled Friday.
The Port of New Orleans was slapped with a $10 million lawsuit in federal court Monday by a Singaporean shipping company that claims a wharf’s poor design damaged a bulk carrier owned by the company and caused an oil spill.
An attorney for the billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics filed documents in Boston federal court Monday to suggest that prosecutors believed a then-suspect who is now cooperating with prosecutors in the company's bribery case was lying to them in a 2016 proffer, but chose not to prosecute him for the lies.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a wrongful death lawsuit by the parents of a National Hockey League player alleging his fatal overdose was the result of the league's promotion of violence and downplaying of the risks of head trauma.
Walmart and three pharmaceutical companies were hit with a proposed class action in Florida federal court Saturday alleging they contributed to the production and sale of contaminated batches of a drug used to treat high blood pressure and diabetes.
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Conflict preemption was at the heart of the Third Circuit’s recent analysis in Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive, where the majority shifted precedent to inject state law into federally regulated aviation design, says Alexis Kellert of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Attorneys should think beyond the Veterans Day parades and use their time and talents to help the many veterans facing urgent legal issues, says Linda Klein of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
The Ninth Circuit's decision in Durnford v. MusclePharm Corp. — like two other recent decisions — highlights the balancing act between regulatory standards and truth-in-advertising principles. Compliance with standards doesn't always mean advertisers are in the clear, says Terri Seligman of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.
The decision last month by Baker McKenzie’s global chairman to step down due to exhaustion indicates that the legal profession needs to mount a broader wellness effort to address long hours, high stress, frequent travel and the daily demands of practice, says Leesa Klepper, director of Thrivewell Coaching.
By denying certiorari in the lead cleanup case ConAgra Grocery v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court missed an opportunity to impose rational limits on what could become an unbounded catch-all tort, says Linda Kelly, general counsel of the National Association of Manufacturers.
A California jury was recently asked to determine whether the popular herbicide Roundup causes cancer. The case demonstrates how jurors often must draw conclusions on unresolved scientific issues, and how manufacturers that ignore complaints about product risks will struggle to overcome the image of corporate irresponsibility at trial, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland LLP.
Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced three new medical device cybersecurity initiatives, including an incident response playbook, a memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a draft guidance on premarket submissions. The agency is clearly taking device vulnerabilities more seriously than ever, say Michael Buchanan and Joshua Furman of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
The Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a nationwide, claims-made class action settlement over use of the phrase “Imported from Italy” on bottles of olive oil made with olives from multiple countries. The ruling may herald a shift toward giving class action defendants some level of litigation certainty and finality, says Sean Commons of Sidley Austin LLP.
In a classic case of overreaching, plaintiffs in the Abilify multidistrict litigation recently sought sanctions against the defendant for not preserving emails from more than a decade before the start of the legal action. But their "everything plus the kitchen sink" approach couldn’t mask the lack of merit in any of their arguments, says Michelle Hart Yeary of Dechert LLP.