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Free Download: Keller & Heckman Litigation Alert: Supreme Court Rules National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act Of 1986 Bars State-Law Design-Defect Claims Against Vaccine Manufacturers
Posted on 2 Mar 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On February 22, 2011, the United States Supreme Court held that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCIVIA or Act) bars state-law design-defect claims against vaccine manufacturers. The Bruesewitz family sued Wyeth, then the parent company... Read More

Parents Lose Supreme Court Appeal In Vaccine Case
Posted on 22 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court closed the courthouse door Tuesday to parents who want to sue drug makers over claims that their children developed autism and other serious health problems from vaccines. The ruling was a stinging defeat for... Read More

Pennsylvania Court Partly Reverses Preemption In Thimerosal Injury Case
Posted on 18 Jan 2011 by Tom Moylan

HARRISBURG, Pa. - (Mealey's) The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Jan. 11 partly reversed preemption summary judgment in a thimerosal vaccine injury case, saying the trial court needs to conduct a case-by-case inquiry of the side effects of the vaccines... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Vaccine Preemption
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The extent to which tort claims for alleged vaccine injury are permitted by legislation that created a federal compensation system was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 12 ( Russell Bruesewitz, et al. v. Wyeth... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court OKs Attorney Fees In Untimely, Good Faith Vaccine Cases
Posted on 20 May 2013 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A federal vaccine compensation petitioner who filed an untimely claim may qualify for attorney fees if her claim was filed in good faith and there was a reasonable basis for it, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled May 20 ( Kathleen... Read More

Vaccine Design Defect, Warning Claims By Parents Are Preempted, 9th Circuit Says
Posted on 27 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 25 said design defect and failure-to-warn claims filed by the parents of a child who died after getting vaccinated are preempted by the federal vaccine law, but noted that... Read More