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Massachusetts Family Sues After Boy's Escalator Fall Death
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) The family of a 4-year-old Massachusetts boy who died after falling from a mall escalator says in a lawsuit that the escalator was in a "dangerous and defective" condition that directly led to the child's death. The escalator's... Read More

NH teen who zapped nipples during shop class sues
Posted on 31 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DOVER, N.H. - (AP) A New Hampshire high school student shocked so severely in shop class that his heart stopped beating is suing his teacher, the school district and the city of Dover. Kyle Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not... Read More

N.Y. Jury Awards $66 Million To Injured Physical Therapist
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BUFFALO, N.Y. - (AP) A jury has awarded $66 million to a western New York woman who was left paralyzed when a weight machine at the physical therapy office where she worked fell on top of her. The Buffalo News reports that a jury in Buffalo reached the... Read More

Judge Tentatively Refuses To Dismiss Toyota Lawsuits
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal judge who said he's inclined to let personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp. move forward heard arguments Thursday from Toyota attorneys hoping to dissuade him. U.S. District Judge James... Read More

Documents: Chinese Drywall Supplier Agreed Not To Discuss Risks
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A South Florida construction supplier that purchased faulty Chinese drywall made an agreement with the manufacturer not to make any statements regarding the plasterboard's possible smell or health risks, according to court documents released... Read More

Obama: BP Agrees To $20B Fund; Chairman Apologizes
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) President Barack Obama and BP reached agreement Wednesday on a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the giant British company's chairman apologized to America for the... Read More

Glaxo Adds Safety Restrictions To Avandia Label
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it has updated the labeling of its diabetes pill Avandia to include safety restrictions ordered by federal health authorities because of the drug's links to heart attack. The Food and Drug Administration... Read More

Judge Recommends $12M Settlement On Bad Peanuts
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) A federal judge is recommending approval of a $12 million settlement for those sickened or killed in last year's salmonella outbreak tied to a Virginia-based peanut processor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski in Lynchburg... Read More

$2.36B Glaxo Charge Covers Avandia, Paxil Litigation, Other Legal Costs
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by Tom Moylan

LONDON - (Mealey's) GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) on July 15 said it expects to take a $2.36 billion charge against earnings to settle several legal issues, including settling "the substantial majority" of Avandia product liability cases and... 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

3rd Circuit Reverses Denial Of Summary Judgment On Medical Monitoring Claim
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by Dylan McGuire

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 24 reversed a district court's finding in favor of medical monitoring for a minor plaintiff who allegedly was injured by an experimental heart stent, holding... Read More

Legal ‘Frequent Flyer’ Told To Stop Suing BP Without Court Permission
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A federal judge in Virginia has told a recreational fisherman and seafood consultant, who also is a frequent plaintiff, to stop all legal actions pending approval of the court. Kenn Hinton, described by U.S. District Judge James C... Read More

Brad Marten On Fighting The Last War: The Relevance (And Irrelevance) Of The Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker Spill To The Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Spill
Posted on 7 May 2010 by Bradley M. Marten

By Brad Marten A number of us in the Pacific Northwest can remember the phone call that came in the spring of 1989 telling us to come to Alaska. There had been an oil spill, the caller said, and we had better get up there right away. We packed up and... Read More