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New Orleans Judge To Handle Most Gulf Oil Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 11 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) A federal judge in New Orleans was picked Tuesday to preside over more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies over the Gulf oil spill, in a move that should please many of the plaintiffs' lawyers and their clients... Read More

JPMDL Asked To Consolidate Oil Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOISE, Idaho — (AP) A federal judicial panel wrestled Thursday with perceptions of bias and conflict among both judges and geography in figuring out where to consolidate more than 300 lawsuits filed against BP PLC and other companies in the wake... Read More

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

Settlement Reached With Supplier Of Tainted Chinese Drywall Products
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 by Christopher Bauer

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) Attorneys involved in MDL 2047 announced April 26 that a settlement agreement has been reached between the plaintiffs and a local supplier of tainted Chinese drywall ( In re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability... Read More

Panelist: 'Interesting, Creative' Insurance Battles Over Gulf Oil Spill Loom
Posted on 25 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The Gulf of Mexico oil spill could result in some "interesting and creative lawyering" in the insurance arena, an attorney on a four-member panel said June 25 on the last day of HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation... Read More

JPMDL Hearing Set For Arguments On Where To Send Oil Spill Cases
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) will hold a hearing July 28 in Boise, Idaho, to hear arguments on where to transfer the more than 140 cases related to the BP Gulf oil spill that have been filed in federal and state courts... Read More

NCAA, Student-Athletes Reach Settlement In Head-Injury Class Action
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Maureen McGuire

CHICAGO — (Mealey’s) The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and student-athletes claiming head injuries suffered in intercollegiate play reached a $75 million settlement of their federal class action suit July 29 ( In re National... Read More

Takeda To Pay Up To $2.4 Billion To Settle About 9,000 Actos Bladder Cancer Claims
Posted on 29 Apr 2015 by Tom Moylan

LAFAYETTE, La. — (Mealey’s) Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. will pay up to $2.4 billion to settle the “vast majority” of Actos bladder cancer lawsuits in the United States, the company, plaintiff attorneys and the multidistrict... Read More

JPMDL Centralizes Lumber Liquidators Flooring Suits In Virginia
Posted on 16 Jun 2015 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on June 12 transferred and centralized 10 lawsuits alleging that Chinese-made hardwood flooring products sold by Lumber Liquidators Inc. emits excessive levels... Read More

Parties Debate Consolidation Of ERISA/Securities Actions Against BP
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Several plaintiffs in ERISA class actions pending against BP have told the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that consolidation with securities claims and transfer of their cases to the Southern District of Texas is inappropriate... Read More

Preemption Summary Judgment Granted In Incretin-Mimetic Multidistrict Litigation
Posted on 11 Nov 2015 by Tom Moylan

SAN DIEGO — (Mealey’s) The California federal judge overseeing the incretin mimetic multidistrict litigation on Nov. 9 granted summary judgment to five makers or promoters of the diabetes drugs, finding clear evidence that the Food and Drug... Read More