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First New Jersey Levaquin Tendon Injury Trial Ends With Defense Verdict
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Mealey's) The first trial in New Jersey's Levaquin mass tort litigation ended Oct. 14 with a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( Paul Gaffney v. Johnson &... Read More

New Jersey Accutane Judge Denies Defendant Roche's Motion To Recuse For Bias
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Tom Moylan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Mealey's) The judge overseeing New Jersey's Accutane litigation on Feb. 13 denied a motion by defendant Hoffman-La Roche Inc. to recuse, refuting allegations that she is biased in favor of plaintiffs and stating that in... Read More

2nd Circuit Affirms Injunction Against Lawyer Who Disclosed Zyprexa MDL Documents
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by Tom Moylan

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The Zyprexa multidistrict litigation court properly enjoined an Alaska attorney and mental health advocate from obtaining and disseminating confidential discovery documents produced by Eli Lilly and Co., a panel of the Second... Read More

Nevada Propofol Defendants Ordered To Pay $162.5 Million In Punitive Damages
Posted on 12 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

LAS VEGAS - (Mealey's) Three defendants in a Nevada state court propofol/hepatitis C infection case on Oct. 10 were ordered by a jury to pay the three plaintiffs $162.5 million in punitive damages ( Richard C. Sacks v. Endoscopy Centers of Southern... Read More

California State Jury Awards $48.1 Million In Motrin Injury Case
Posted on 4 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) A California state court jury on Oct. 3 awarded $48.1 million to a 22-year-old man who says Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare failed to warn him that the nonprescription pain and fever remedy... Read More

Nevada Jury Awards $104 Million In Compensatory, Punitive Damages In Propofol Case
Posted on 13 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

LAS VEGAS - (Mealey's) A Nevada state court jury on Oct. 12 ordered a maker and distributor of generic propofol to pay $90 million in punitive damages in a case in which a plaintiff claimed that he was infected as a result of reusable "jumbo"... Read More

Fosamax MDL Jury: Drug Wasn't Defectively Designed, Didn't Cause Jaw Injury
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

NEW YORK - A New York federal jury hearing the fourth Fosamax bellwether trial on Oct. 3 found that Merck's osteoporosis drug was not defectively designed and did not cause a plaintiff to develop osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) ( In Re: Fosamax Products... Read More

Forest Pharmaceuticals Pleads Guilty, Pays $313M For Off-Label Promotion, Obstruction
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by Tom Moylan

BOSTON - (Mealey's) Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Sept. 15 pleaded guilty to three federal criminal charges, including one felony charge, and agreed to pay $313 million in criminal fines, forfeiture and civil penalties to resolve allegations stemming... Read More

Massachusetts Jury Awards $63 Million To Girl, Parents For Children's Motrin Injuries
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Tom Moylan

BROCKTON, Mass. - (Mealey's) A Massachusetts state court jury on Feb. 13 awarded $63 million to a family whose young daughter was severely injured by a reaction to Children's Motrin ( Lisa Reckis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. , No.... Read More