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South Carolina Judge: $327 Million Penalty Due For Marketing Of Risperdal
Posted on 6 Jun 2011 by Tom Moylan

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - (Mealey's) A South Carolina state court judge on June 3 ordered the Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson to pay $327,073,700 for violating the state's Unfair Trade Practices Act by using... Read More

S.C. Supreme Court Oks Risperdal Unfair Trade Verdict, Lowers Penalty To $136 Million
Posted on 26 Feb 2015 by Tom Moylan

COLUMBIA, S.C. — (Mealey’s) In a 4-1 ruling, the South Carolina Supreme Court on Feb. 25 affirmed that Janssen Global Services LLC engaged in unfair trade practices through its marketing of the atypical antipsychotic drug Risperdal but shortened... Read More

South Carolina Jury Awards $ 6.9 Million In Medical Malpractice Action Brought By Woman Who Was Not Timely Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
Posted on 9 Feb 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Leanna Loud, 47, is a wife, mother of three young children, former Air Force flight nurse, member of the United States Air reserve, and a nurse at a Charleston, S.C., hospital. Loud is also living with terminal Stage IV cancer. On Jan. 20, 2016, a South... Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses States' Gun Lawsuit
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Missoula has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws, a move that the advocates promised to appeal. The decision Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy... Read More

16 AGs Weight In On NLRB's Lawsuit Against Boeing
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. - (AP) Attorneys general in 16 states weighed in Thursday on a federal lawsuit filed by the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that its complaint against Boeing Co. for building a South Carolina assembly plant hurts states' abilities... Read More

Appeals Court Dismisses Nuclear Waste Lawsuit
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration won a legal battle Friday in the long-standing fight over where to bury the nation's nuclear waste, but it's not likely to be the last. The federal appeals court in Washington ruled against South... Read More

DOJ Let Into Lawsuit On South Carolina Jail's Bible-Only Policy
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. - (AP) A federal judge says the U.S. Justice Department can join a lawsuit challenging a South Carolina jail's policy barring inmates from any reading material other than the Bible. Court documents filed Monday show U.S. District Judge... Read More

Labor Board Lawyer: Boeing Lawsuit Helps All Workers
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - (AP) The top lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board told a congressional committee Friday that while an NLRB complaint against Boeing Co. may make South Carolina workers feel vulnerable and anxious, the legal action is... Read More