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N.J. Appeals Court: Hormone Replacement Therapy Plaintiffs Didn't Rebut Label Adequacy
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

TRENTON, N.J. - (Mealey's) A New Jersey appeals court panel on Sept. 29 affirmed summary judgment in two hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cases in which the state's mass tort court found that the plaintiffs failed to present sufficient evidence... Read More

Zoloft® & SSRIs: The Plaintiffs’ Perspective - An HB Law & Science Conference Report
Posted on 22 Aug 2011 by HB Litigation Conferences

Two major classes of drugs recently have been the subject of mass tort litigation for their alleged tendency to cause birth defects. The first group includes Topamax® and Topiramate, used to treat migraines, and the second comprises Zoloft® and... Read More

Jury Returns Verdict For Plaintiffs In 1st Phase Of Contamination Trial
Posted on 2 Apr 2011 by Bill G Lowe

FRESNO, Calif. - (Mealey's) A federal jury in California on April 1 returned a verdict for the plaintiffs in the first phase of a mass tort action against the owners of an industrial site in Merced County, Calif., for allowing hexavalent chromium... Read More

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

Ballard Spahr LLP: No Expert Needed For Breach Of Express Warranty Claim - Burden Shifts To Defense In New Jersey
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

In a published opinion, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court held that a plaintiff need not present expert evidence to establish a prima facie case of breach of express warranty. Instead, a plaintiff simply must present evidence of... 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

N.J. Jury Finds Novartis Didn't Fail To Warn About Jaw Risk From Aredia, Zometa Bone Drugs
Posted on 7 Oct 2010 by Tom Moylan

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- A New Jersey state court jury on Oct. 6 found that Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. did not fail to provide adequate warning to a cancer patient's doctor that its bone-saving drugs Aredia and Zometa had a risk of osteonecrosis... Read More

Merck Wins 1st State Court Fosamax Trial
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by Tom Moylan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The first state court trial alleging jaw injuries from Fosamax yielded a win for the defense on Feb. 14 in the Atlantic County, N.J., Superior Court ( Alison Rosenberg v. Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Corp. , No. ATL-L-3644-08, N.J... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Issues General Court Regulation On Mass Tort And Asbestos Programs
Posted on 24 Feb 2012 by Duane Morris LLP

On February 15, 2012, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued General Court Regulation No. 2012-01 , significantly altering the protocol governing mass tort cases. The order reflects the court's challenge of keeping its case disposition rate... Read More

Oil Spill Legal Mess Likely One Of Costliest Ever
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) BP PLC and the other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are faced with fast-multiplying lawsuits that will provoke one of the most drawn-out and costliest legal battles in U.S. history, one that could easily consume the $20... Read More

Burg Simpson Attorney Joins American Board Of Trial Advocates
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DENVER - Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine P.C. has announced that shareholder Scott J. Eldredge has been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a national organization with chapters in all 50 states dedicated... Read More

Crumley Roberts Law Firm Names Brian L. Kinsley Practice Group Leader For Mass Tort And Product Liability
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Crumley Roberts LLP has named Brian Kinsley to Practice Group Leader for Mass Tort and Product Liability. Crumley Roberts is a North Carolina-based law firm that provides legal counsel on personal injury, workers' compensation and... Read More

Steven Fineman Elected President Of Public Justice Foundation
Posted on 14 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP congratulates Managing Partner Steven E. Fineman for his election July 11 as president of the Public Justice Foundation for 2011-2012. The Public Justice Foundation is a not-for-profit membership... Read More

Crowell & Moring Adds Torts Partner Kevin C. Mayer In Los Angeles
Posted on 17 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP has announced the addition of partner Kevin C. Mayer to the firm's Torts Group. Based in the firm's Los Angeles office, Mayer brings more than 25 years of litigation and trial experience to the firm's... Read More

Burg Simpson Leads National Litigation Against DePuy Orthopaedics
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DENVER - Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine P.C., one of the nation's leading plaintiff litigation law firms, has announced that shareholder Seth. A. Katz has been appointed by Judge David A. Katz to serve as a member of the Plaintiffs'... Read More