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Jury In 5th Prempro MDL Bellwether Finds Wyeth Didn't Fail To Warn About Cancer
Posted on 21 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

JONESBORO, Ark. - (Mealey's) The fifth bellwether trial in the Prempro multidistrict litigation ended in a defense verdict on Oct. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas after a jury found that Wyeth did not inadequately... 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

$2 Million, Mostly Punitives, Awarded In Retrial Of 1st Bard MDL Pelvic Mesh Injury Case
Posted on 16 Aug 2013 by Tom Moylan

CHARLESTON, W. VA. — (Mealey’s) A West Virginia federal jury on Aug. 15 awarded $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the first multidistrict litigation bellwether trial involving a pelvic mesh device made by C.R. Bard Inc. (... Read More

Jury Awards $1.8 Million To Plaintiff In First Levaquin MDL Bellwether Trial
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by Tom Moylan

MINNEAPOLIS - (Mealey's) A Minnesota federal jury on Dec. 8 awarded a plaintiff in the first Levaquin multidistrict litigation bellwether trial a total of $1,815,000 in compensatory and punitive damages after finding that manufacturer Ortho-McNeil... Read More

Plaintiff Awarded $1.5 Million In Second Bellwether Trial In Kugel Hernia Patch MDL
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by Tom Moylan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - (Mealey's) The second Kugel surgical patch bellwether trial went to the plaintiff Aug. 23 when a Rhode Island federal court jury awarded $1.5 million to a man who claims that the device caused him internal injuries ( In Re: Kugel... Read More

$2.4M Welding Rod Verdict Vacated So Jury Can Weigh Employer’s Fault
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by Bill G Lowe

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A jury in a welding rod multidistrict litigation bellwether case should have been permitted to allocate fault to the plaintiff's shipbuilder employer, a panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Aug. 26 in... Read More