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Mealey's PI/Product Liability - In Suboxone Film Patent Row, Divided Federal Circuit Largely Affirms
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Appeals by myriad drug makers of a Delaware federal judge's rejection of their challenge to the validity of several patents directed to Suboxone Film were largely unsuccessful July 12, when a divided Federal Circuit U.S. Court of... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Florida Panel Says Airpark Authority Has Right To Sue Over Defects
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida appeals panel on July 10 affirmed a lower court judge's ruling that awarded an airpark authority $3.2 million in damages for breach of contract stemming from defects in the construction of airport facilities, finding... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - English Drug Firm Settled Forfeiture, False Claims, Unfair Trade Action For $1.4B
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

ABINGDON, Va. - Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC's $1.4 billion opioid-related settlement with the United States consists of a multimillion-dollar forfeiture, civil settlement, an unfair competition complaint and an agreement not sell the most controlled... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Oklahoma Blames Opioid Crisis On Johnson & Johnson In Trial Closing Argument
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

NORMAN, Okla. - In closing arguments in Oklahoma's public nuisance lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, a state attorney on July 15 told a state court judge that defendant Johnson & Johnson is responsible for the state's opioid crisis because... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Florida Panel: Subsequent Buyers' Defects Claims Subject To Arbitration
Posted on 12 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida appeals panel on July 10 affirmed a trial court judge's ruling staying a lawsuit brought by the subsequent owners of a home over defects in the stucco, finding that they are subject to the arbitration provision in a special... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Judge Won't Reopen Paxil Suicide Case In Light Of High Court's Albrecht Ruling
Posted on 12 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on July 11 entered judgment against a widow in a Paxil suicide case, apparently rejecting the plaintiff's request that in light of a May U.S. Supreme Court ruling, he revisit his ruling on whether there was "clear... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Trucking Firm To Be Deposed Over Spoliated Driver Records In Wrongful Death Suit
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

PADUCAH, Ky. - A Kentucky federal magistrate judge on July 3 found that the estate of a man killed in an auto accident was entitled to depose the defendant trucking company as to why it did not preserve certain records of the responsible driver, granting... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Magistrate Judge Trims Expert's Testimony In Personal Injury Action
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An architectural expert for a personal injury plaintiff who was hurt when a store's sliding doors closed on him can testify about how such doors work and the industry standards for them, but any talk about the doors being defective or not... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - United States Says 2 Insys Execs Are Helping In At Least 8 Other Probes
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

BOSTON - The United States on July 8 asked a Massachusetts federal judge to continue the sentencing of two former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives because they are cooperating with federal investigation in at least eight other federal districts (United... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Directed Judgment Denied For Johnson & Johnson In Oklahoma Opioid Case
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

NORMAN, Okla. - An Oklahoma state court judge on July 8 denied a motion by Johnson & Johnson for a directed judgment in the state's opioid public nuisance lawsuit against the manufacturer defendant, according to a press statement by the state... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Texas Panel Finds Subsequent Owners' Claims Over Foundation Subject To Arbitration
Posted on 8 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

DALLAS - A Texas appeals panel on July 3 reversed a trial court judge's ruling denying a homebuilder's motion to compel arbitration, finding that the claims of the subsequent owners of the home over foundation problems should be subject to arbitration... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Judge Allows Association To Add Punitive Damages Claim To Defect Suit
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

PORTLAND, Ore. - A federal judge in Oregon on June 27 adopted a magistrate judge's recommendation to allow a homeowners' association to amend its lawsuit to add a claim for punitive damages because it is not futile or unduly burdensome (Quatama... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Partial Summary Judgment Granted in Yasmin Birth Control Pill Stroke Case
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on June 28 granted partial summary judgment in a Yasmin birth control pill stroke case and denied defendant Bayer Corp.'s motion to exclude plaintiffs' expert witnesses (Susan Galinis, et al. v. Bayer... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 4th Circuit Stays Pelvic Mesh MDL Common Benefit Order Pending Rehearing
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

RICHMOND, Va. - The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 28 stayed its mandate dismissing a common benefit fee appeal in seven pelvic mesh multidistrict litigations after the plaintiffs' law firm filed a petition for rehearing or a rehearing... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Bankrupt Opioid Maker, Opioid Plaintiffs Propose Plan To Manage Litigation Claims
Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

WILMINGTON, Del. - Opioid maker Insys Therapeutics Inc., its bankruptcy creditors committee and various entities filing opioid litigation on June 30 filed a proposed case management protocol with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware... Read More