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Chinese-Government-Controlled Drywall Manufacturer to Appeal $2,600,000 Default Judgment to Fifth Circuit

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A key Chinese drywall manufacturer that had a default judgment for more than $2.6 million entered against it in May finally appeared in federal court June 10, only to serve notice that it is appealing the judgment and all related orders to the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of...

Pfizer Petition for Certiorari Denied by U.S. Supreme Court In Trovan Nigerian Clinical Trial Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 29 rejected Pfizer Inc.'s petition for a writ of certiorari involving the claims of Nigerians allegedly injured during a 1996 Trovan clinical trial in their country, allowing the claims to go to trial in the United States ( Pfizer Inc...

Glaxo to take $2.36 Billion Charge to Reflect Settlement of Most Avandia and Paxil Product Liability Cases and Other Legal Issues

LONDON - (Mealey's) GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) on July 15 said it expects to take a $2.36 billion charge against earnings to settle several legal issues, including settling "the substantial majority" of Avandia product liability cases and the "vast majority" of Paxil product liability...

FDA Advisory Committee Votes to Recommend Keeping Anti-Diabetes Drug Avandia On The Market

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - (Mealey's) A majority of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted July 14 to keep Avandia on the market but split on whether the anti-diabetes drug made by GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) should carry additional warnings about its heart risks or that its use be restricted. Twelve...

Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Regulated under Clean Air Act - Environmental Protection Agency Endangerment Finding Upheld

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on July 29 denied 10 petitions challenging its Dec. 7 determination that greenhouse gas emissions are a threat to public health and must be regulated under the Clean Air Act. The finding allows the federal government to regulate...

Historic Moment: 3 Women to Serve Together on Supreme Court as Senate Confirms Elena Kagan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate voted 63-37 today to confirm Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Five Republicans, the two Senate independents and all but one Democrat supported President Barack Obama's second appointment to the high court in a year...

The Immediate Need to Optimize Medical Records for the Gulf Oil Spill

By Joe Russell, SVP General Counsel & Corporate Development of MedNeutral, LLC SAN DIEGO: The Gulf Oil spill may be finally coming to an end, but the rash of personal injury claims are just beginning. While there will be numerous legitimate claims, there will undoubtedly be a number of more...