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Divided 8th Circuit Panel Readmits Plaintiff Expert On Short-Term Prempro Risk
Posted on 27 Jul 2012 by Tom Moylan

ST. LOUIS - (Mealey's) In a 2-1 ruling July 26, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment in two Prempro bellwether cases that involve the risk of breast cancer in women who took the hormone replacement therapy drug for less... Read More

8th Circuit: Adulterated Drug Claims Aren't Preempted
Posted on 20 Jan 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

ST. LOUIS -- (Mealey's) Claims that a drug company sold consumers an adulterated drug aren't preempted under two U.S. Supreme Court rulings, a panel of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 19 ( Allen LeFaivre, et al. v. KV Pharmaceutical... Read More

8th Circuit Reinstates $222,000 Statutory Damages Against File Sharer
Posted on 12 Sep 2012 by Melissa Ritti

ST. PAUL, Minn. - (Mealey's) Determining that a jury award of $222,000 from almost five years ago was constitutional, an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 11 reinstated the award in favor of a group of six plaintiff record labels... Read More

Free Download: Keller & Heckman Litigation Alert: 8th Circuit Finds Adulterated Drug Claims Not Preempted
Posted on 3 Feb 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Consumers can sue a drug company for selling a drug that was not manufactured pursuant to good manufacturing practices (GMP) and was, thus, "adulterated" under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). Such claims are not preempted by federal... Read More

Levaquin Compensatory Verdict Affirmed By 8th Circuit; Punitive Verdict Reversed
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by Tom Moylan

ST. LOUIS — (Mealey’s) The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 30 unanimously affirmed denial of judgment as a matter of law or new trial for compensatory damages in the first Levaquin multidistrict litigation bellwether trial but... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: 8th Circuit Dismisses Whistleblower's Suit Finding Facts Were Already Publicly Disclosed
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Jacqueline N. Acosta In an August 7, 2014 opinion, the Eighth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower’s suit alleging that a number of pain pump device makers had violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by marketing their pain pumps for... Read More

Court Lets Part Of Organic Milk Lawsuit To Proceed
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ST. LOUIS - (AP) Dairy consumers who sued several national chains and the largest U.S. provider of store-brand organic milk claiming they falsely labeled the milk can continue with their lawsuit under a federal appeals court ruling issued Wednesday. The... Read More