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Entire Nexium MDL Closed After Expert Excluded; Defense Awarded Costs
Posted on 10 Oct 2014 by Tom Moylan

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) The California federal judge overseeing the Nexium bone injury multidistrict litigation on Oct. 8 entered judgment in favor of manufacturer defendant AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and related entities and against... Read More

DLA Piper Product Liability Alert: California Green Chemistry Initiative’s Coming Priority Products List, And The DTSC Strategic Plan
Posted on 25 Feb 2014 by DLA Piper

The highly anticipated next step in California’s Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) is the planned April 2014 release of the list of Priority Products that will be first in the spotlight for chemical regulatory scrutiny, triggering compliance requirements... Read More

California Jury Awards $2.5 Million In Wright Medical Technology Profemur R Hip Case
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by Tom Moylan

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) A California state court jury on June 12 found that the femoral stem of a Wright Medical Technology Inc. Profemur R hip prosthesis was defectively manufactured and ordered the manufacturer to pay $2.5 million to a... Read More

Poor ‘Fit And Fill’ Caused Hip Stem To Break, Defense Tells California Jury (Watch The Opening Argument Video)
Posted on 1 Jun 2015 by Tom Moylan

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) The stem of a Wright Medical Technology Inc. Profemur R hip prostheses broke because of bad “fit and fill” inside the femur and because of the patient’s poor bone quality, a defense attorney told... Read More

California Jury Awards $13 Million In Couple’s Asbestos-Tainted Talc Case
Posted on 30 Apr 2015 by Bryan Redding

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) A California jury on April 28 awarded a couple more than $13 million in a mesothelioma case alleging asbestos exposure from tainted talc. It is the first asbestos-tainted talcum powder verdict against Colgate-Palmolive... Read More

9th Circuit Reverses, Remands Shoulder Pain Pump Defense Verdict
Posted on 26 Jan 2015 by Tom Moylan

SAN FRANCISCO — (Mealey’s) A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 23 reversed a defense verdict and judgment in a shoulder pain pump case and remanded after finding that the plaintiffs’ negligence per se claims were... Read More

California Jury Awards $5.7 Million In Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial
Posted on 7 Mar 2015 by Tom Moylan

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (Mealey’s) A California state court jury on March 5 awarded $5.7 million to a plaintiff in an Ethicon pelvic mesh injury trial ( Colleen Perry, et al. v. Ethicon Inc., et al. , No. S-1500-CV-279123, Calif. Super., Kern... Read More

Da Vinci Surgical Robot Maker Reserves $67M To Settle Product Liability Claims
Posted on 9 Apr 2014 by Tom Moylan

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (Mealey's) Intuitive Surgical Inc. on April 8 announced that it has taken a $67 million charge against 2014 earnings to settle an unspecified number of product liability claims involving the company’s da Vinci surgical... Read More