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High Court Won’t Stop Hormone Replacement Lawsuits
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court won't reconsider a decision to reinstate more than 100 lawsuits filed by women who claimed that hormone replacement therapy caused breast cancer. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers . Read More

Girls Sue Pennsylvania School Over 'Boobies' Bracelet Ban
Posted on 17 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) Two middle schoolers are suing their Pennsylvania school district after they were suspended for wearing the popular "I (heart) boobies!" bracelets. The American Civil Liberties Union believes the lawsuit is the first in the... Read More

Ex-Marine Files Lawsuit Over Camp Lejeune Water
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - (AP) A former Marine has filed a $16 million lawsuit against the federal government, claiming that contaminated water at Camp Lejeune caused him to contract a rare form of breast cancer. Joel Shriberg of Pinehurst said in Friday's... Read More

Sanofi Loses Cancer Drug Patent Fight In Delaware
Posted on 28 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WILMINGTON, Del. - (AP) A federal judge in Delaware has ruled against French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis SA in a patent dispute involving its cancer drug Taxotere. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers . Read More

'Boobies' Bracelets Ruled OK In Pennsylvania School For Now
Posted on 13 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) Breast cancer fundraising bracelets that proclaim "I (heart) boobies!" are not lewd or vulgar and can't be banned by public school officials who find them offensive, a federal judge in Pennsylvania said Tuesday in a preliminary... Read More

Virginia Federal Jury Says Woman Didn't Prove Prempro Warnings Were Inadequate
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by Tom Moylan

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (Mealey's) A Virginia federal jury on Dec. 3 found that a woman who claimed to have developed breast cancer from taking Wyeth's Prempro hormone replacement therapy drug did not prove that warnings provided to her doctor were... Read More

Pennsylvania Panel Reinstates Compensatory, Punitive Damages In Prempro Case
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel on Feb. 7 reinstated a $1.68 million compensatory damage verdict and a sealed punitive damage verdict in a state court Prempro case ( Mary Daniel, et al. v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. , Nos.... Read More

Avastin Breast Cancer Approval Revoked By FDA After Little Benefit Shown
Posted on 29 Nov 2011 by Tom Moylan

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 18 revoked approval for Avastin to treat breast cancer after concluding that the drug did not slow progression of tumors and that any benefits did not outweigh the drug's risks. ( Decision... Read More

Certiorari Granted For A Second Time In Cancer Gene Patent Dispute
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Less than a year after it returned to the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals a patent lawsuit over diagnostic test kits for determining hereditary risk of breast and ovarian cancer, the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 30... Read More

Supreme Court Denies Wyeth's Petition For Certiorari Over Punitive Damages Trial
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 21 denied Wyeth's petition for a writ of certiorari seeking reversal of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allowing a punitive-damages-only trial for a woman claiming that... Read More

Jury Awards Plaintiff $10.4 Million For Injuries, Punitive Damages Linked To Novartis' Zometa
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by Tom Moylan

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - (Mealey's) A New York federal jury on Nov. 2 found Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. liable for a woman's osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) and awarded her $10.45 million, according to the parties ( Barbara Davids v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals... Read More

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

Wyeth Wins 4th Prempro MDL Bellwether Trial
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by Tom Moylan

JONESBORO, Ark. - (Mealey's) An Arkansas federal jury on Oct. 19 said a plaintiff did not prove that Wyeth inadequately warned her and her doctor that the hormone replacement therapy drug Prempro could cause breast cancer ( In re: Prempro Products... 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

Utah Federal Jury Awards HRT Breast Cancer Plaintiff $5.1 Million Compensatory Verdict
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by Tom Moylan

SALT LAKE CITY - (Mealey's) A Utah federal jury on Sept. 7 awarded a hormone replacement therapy plaintiff $5.1 million in compensatory damages after finding that her breast cancer was caused by Premarin, Provera and Prempro and that manufacturer... Read More