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Damages In Tort Actions Covers Personal Injury, Property Damage Cases
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Damages in Tort Actions provides in-depth legal and policy analyses of compensatory and punitive damages in personal injury and property damage cases, plus case annotations to all jurisdictions and examples of illustrative awards and settlements. It covers... Read More

Hunton & Williams, Insight Equity Hit With $150 Million Lawsuit
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - Hunton & Williams LLP and its client Insight Equity have been slapped with a $150-million lawsuit by Minerals Development & Supply Company for alleged tortious interference of a contract, aiding and abetting the commission of a tort... Read More

First Lawsuit In Salmonella Egg Outbreak Filed By Marler Clark
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KENOSHA, Wis. — An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) at a restaurant in Kenosha , Wis., has been linked to the recall of 380 million eggs and nearly 300 illnesses in the rapidly widening nationwide outbreak tied to Wright County Egg company... Read More

Mobile Resident Files Lawsuit Against BP Charging Ill Health Effects From Exposure To Oil
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Charging BP and other defendants with harming his health and causing serious personal injuries, a Mobile, Ala., resident and recreational fisherman has filed suit against 16 companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (... Read More

Activist Sues Sarah Palin For $100,000 Over Traffic
Posted on 2 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JUNEAU, Alaska - (AP) An activist is suing Sarah Palin for at least $100,000, claiming she undertook a campaign to "punish, embarrass, discredit and silence" him while she was Alaska's governor. The lawsuit was filed in state court by Chip... 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

Second Phase Of 8 Oil Dispersants Toxicity Testing Data Released By EPA
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released peer reviewed results from the second phase of its independent toxicity testing on mixtures of eight oil dispersants with Louisiana Sweet Crude Oil. EPA conducted the tests as part... Read More

Raw Anger Spills At Conference On BP Gulf Disaster
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - Some raw anger at BP spilled out today at HB Litigation Conferences ' Oil in the Gulf: Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference here. Environmental activist and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. of Kennedy & Madonna LLP in Hurley... Read More

6th Circuit Reverses Preemption-Based Dismissal Of Diet Drug Negligence Claims
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

CINCINNATI - (Mealey's) Citing the Supreme Court's rejection of implied preemption of pharmaceutical product liability in Wyeth v. Diana Levine (No. 06-1249, U.S. Sup.; 2009 U.S. LEXIS 1774), the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 18... 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

3rd Circuit: Defect, Warranty Claims For Vagus Nerve Stimulator Preempted
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 30 affirmed that manufacturing defect and breach of warranty claims involving the Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy System made by Cyberonics Inc. are expressly preempted... Read More

Administrator: $20B BP Escrow Fund To Cover Most Oil Spill Claims, Could Grow Larger
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

ATLANTA - The $20 billion BP escrow fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill will cover all claims against the company except for environmental cleanup and could eventually grow much larger, Michael K. Rozen of Feinberg Rozen said today at HB... Read More

Most FDA Advisers Recommend Avandia Stay On The Market
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by Tom Moylan

GAITHERSBURG, Md. - (Mealey's) A majority of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted July 14 to keep Avandia on the market but split on whether the anti-diabetes drug made by GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) should carry additional warnings about its... Read More

Alford On How U.S. Courts Have Ruled In Thimerosal/Autism Cases
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by Margie Searcy Alford

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, toxic tort litigator and author Margie Searcy Alford reviews recent court decisions in cases alleging a link between thimerosal and autism. She writes: "According to the Centers for Diseases Control, about one out... Read More