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Court Rules On Jehovah's Witnesses Case In Puerto Rico
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - (AP) A federal appeals court in the United States has ordered gated communities across Puerto Rico to grant access to Jehovah's Witnesses so they can engage in their First Amendment right to proselytize. The ruling comes nearly... Read More

U.S. High Court Allows Solicitor General To Argue For Drug Design Defect Preemption
Posted on 4 Mar 2013 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. solicitor general will be allowed to argue March 19 that design defect claims involving generic drugs are preempted by federal law, the U.S. Supreme Court decided March 4 in granting the federal government's... Read More

1st Circuit: $21 Million Design Defect Verdict For Generic Drug Injury Not Preempted
Posted on 3 May 2012 by Tom Moylan

BOSTON - (Mealey's) A panel of the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 2 affirmed a $21 million generic drug injury verdict, finding that a 2011 Supreme Court ruling about generic drug injury claims does not preempt design defect claims ( Karen... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Will Rule On Preemption Of Generic Drug Design Defect Claim
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 30 said it will review a First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a defective design claim involving a generic drug is not preempted by federal law, placing in jeopardy a $21 million... Read More

Federal Appeals Courts Set Aside Dismissals In 2 Securities Class Actions
Posted on 2 Jun 2013 by Kevin M. LaCroix

In two decisions last week - one in the Sixth Circuit and one in the First Circuit - federal appellate courts set aside lower court dismissals of securities class action lawsuits. Although the two cases are different and the two appellate opinions address... Read More

1st Circuit Affirms In Part, Reverses In Part Nomura Subprime Securities Suit Dismissal
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

As a result of the First Circuit's January 20, 2011 opinion, the plaintiffs in the Nomura Asset Acceptance Corporation mortgage-backed securities lawsuit have managed to revive a slender portion of their case, albeit on a rather precarious basis.... Read More