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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

4th Circuit Affirms Directed Verdict In 1st Ethicon Pelvic Mesh MDL Trial
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by Tom Moylan

RICHMOND, Va. — (Mealey’s) The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 2 affirmed a directed defense verdict last year in the first Ethicon pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation trial ( Carolyn Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson,... 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

Neurontin MDL Judge Grants Summary Judgment Against All But 2 Class Plaintiffs
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by Tom Moylan

BOSTON - (Mealey's) The Massachusetts federal judge overseeing the Neurontin multidistrict litigation on Dec. 10 granted summary judgment against all but two class action plaintiffs after finding no direct evidence that Pfizer Inc.'s off-label... Read More

Jury Awards Plaintiff $8 Million In Fosamax Lawsuit
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by Tom Moylan

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) A jury returned an $8 million compensatory damages verdict against Merck & Co. Inc. on June 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in the retrial of the first Fosamax multidistrict litigation... Read More

$8M Fosamax Verdict Remitted By MDL Judge To $1.5M Or New Damages Trial
Posted on 5 Oct 2010 by Tom Moylan

NEW YORK -- (Mealey's) The New York federal judge overseeing the Fosamax multidistrict litigation on Oct. 4 sua sponte found that an $8 million verdict in a bellwether trial is excessive and ordered a remittitur of the verdict to $1.5 million unless... Read More

No New Trial In Actos MDL Bellwether Case, But Punitives Are Cut From $9 Billion To $36 Million
Posted on 29 Oct 2014 by Tom Moylan

LAFAYETTE, La. — (Mealey’s) Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Eli Lilly and Co. will not get a new trial in the first Actos bladder cancer multidistrict litigation bellwether case, but a Louisiana federal judge on Oct. 27 reduced the $9 billion... Read More

U.S. Bank Agrees To Pay $55 Million To Settle Overdraft Fees Litigation
Posted on 25 Jul 2013 by Michael J. Lello

MIAMI — (Mealey’s) U.S. Bank NA on July 24 agreed to pay $55 million to exit a multidistrict litigation in which class members allege that several banks manipulated the order of debit card transactions to maximize checking account overdraft... Read More

Global Settlement Fund, Claims Administrator Named In Welding Fume Litigation
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by Bill G Lowe

CLEVELAND - (Mealey's) The judge presiding over the consolidated welding fume products liability litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio today issued a memorandum and order establishing a Welding Fume MDL Resolution... Read More

6 Third-Party Payers Settle Zyprexa Claims For $4.5Million After Class Vacated
Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by Tom Moylan

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - (Mealey's) The Zyprexa multidistrict litigation judge on Jan. 12 approved a $4.5 million settlement between Eli Lilly and Co. and six third-party payers who had their Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) class... Read More

U.S. High Court Hears Arguments In Case Over Appealing LIBOR Suit
Posted on 10 Dec 2014 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A dismissal of a lawsuit by a trial court and a statement that the case was terminated render the case appealable, Thomas C. Goldstein of Goldstein & Russell in Bethesda, Md., argued Dec. 9 before the U.S... Read More