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Split U.S. Supreme Court Rules Attorneys May Not Use DMV Info To Solicit Clients
Posted on 17 Jun 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Soliciting clients for a class action lawsuit is not a permissible attorney action covered by the Driver's Privacy Protection Act's litigation exception, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 17 ( Edward F. Maracich... 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

N.J. Risperdal Jury Finds Diabetes Warning Lacking, But Drug Didn't Cause Disease
Posted on 17 Feb 2012 by Tom Moylan

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - (Mealey's) A Risperdal personal injury trial ended Feb. 16 in a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. after a New Jersey state court jury found that Janssen failed to warn about the... Read More

Florida Federal Jury Finds Former Smoker Did Not Meet Engle Class Standard
Posted on 30 Oct 2013 by Michael Lefkowitz

MIAMI — (Mealey’s) A federal jury in Florida found for Philip Morris USA Inc. and Lorillard Group LLC Oct. 29 and against the estate of a smoker who died of lung cancer in 2001 ( Ronnie L. Jacobson, et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al... Read More

Victims Of September 11 Terrorist Attacks Ask High Court To Hear Their Case
Posted on 7 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Almost twelve years to the day after the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks, a Petition for Writ of Certiorari was filed in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of victims of those attacks in the case of In Re Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2011... Read More

LeClairRyan: Trial Court Dismisses Negligent Hiring, Retention Claims Against Motor Carrier
Posted on 24 Feb 2014 by LeClairRyan

A New Hampshire trial court recently ruled that negligent hiring and retention claims asserted against a motor carrier on behalf of persons seriously injured in a multi-vehicle accident are redundant of the motor carrier's vicarious liability and... Read More

Florida Appeals Court Strikes Punitive Damages, Orders Remittitur On Others In Tobacco Case
Posted on 13 Jun 2013 by Michael Lefkowitz

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - (Mealey's) A Florida appeals court conditionally struck $5 million in punitive damages from a tobacco wrongful death suit June 12 and directed a trial judge to grant remittitur on $15 million in survivors' consortium claims... Read More

Judgment As Matter Of Law Granted In 1st Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Bellwether Trial
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Tom Moylan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — (Mealey’s) The first Ethicon pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation bellwether trial ended Feb. 18 when the judge granted the defendant’s motion for judgment as a matter of law ( In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair... Read More