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Federal Vioxx Judge Awards $315.3 Million To Core Attorney Group
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The judge supervising the Vioxx multidistrict litigation on Oct. 19 awarded $315.3 million to the group of attorneys who conducted discovery and other work of benefit to all federal litigants and those participating in the... Read More

3rd Levaquin MDL Bellwether Trial Ends With 3rd Verdict For Johnson & Johnson
Posted on 27 Jan 2012 by Tom Moylan

MINNEAPOLIS - (Mealey's) The third Levaquin multidistrict litigation tendon rupture trial ended Jan. 26 with a defense verdict, defendant Johnson & Johnson's third compared to one plaintiff victory ( Clifford Straka v. Johnson & Johnson... Read More

Jury Awards $9B In 1st MDL Actos Bladder Cancer Trial Against Takeda, Eli Lilly
Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Tom Moylan

LAFAYETTE, La. — (Mealey’s) The first federal court Actos bladder cancer trial ended April 7 in a $9 billion verdict against co-defendants Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. Inc., according to Takeda ( In Re: Actos [Pioglitazone... 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

N.J. Accutane Judge: Post-2002 Warnings Of Bowel Injury Are Adequate Under Law
Posted on 3 Apr 2015 by Tom Moylan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — (Mealey’s) A judge overseeing New Jersey’s Accutane litigation on April 2 granted summary judgment to Accutane manufacturer Hoffman-La Roche after finding that as a matter of law, the drug’s post-April 2002... Read More

AstraZeneca Settles Nearly 4,000 Seroquel Injury Claims; Terms Confidential
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Tom Moylan

LONDON - (Mealey's) AstraZeneca PLC said July 29 that it has agreed in principle to settle with nearly 4,000 Seroquel product liability plaintiffs. The company said settlement terms are confidential. In notes to its second-quarter financial... 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

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

2nd Fosamax Bellwether Plaintiff Failed To Prove Causation, 2nd Circuit Affirms
Posted on 8 Nov 2010 by Tom Moylan

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The second bellwether plaintiff in the Fosamax multidistrict litigation failed to produce evidence that the osteoporosis drug caused her osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), a panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled... Read More