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Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Expert For Injured Child In Trip-And-Fall Case Excluded By Magistrate
Posted on 17 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An expert cannot opine on a child's fall at a Dollar Tree store in a personal injury action because her proposed testimony is not "based on sufficient facts or data" as required by Federal Rule of Evidence 702, an Ohio federal... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Jury Says Design Company Should Pay $5.7M Over Construction Defects
Posted on 17 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - A federal jury in Georgia on Sept. 16 ordered a firm that specializes in designing chemical engineering plants to pay $5.75 million to an energy company that accused it of creating plans that resulted in the improper installation of piping and... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 8 Opioid MDL Defendants Seek Judge's Disqualification For Alleged Settlement Bias
Posted on 17 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

CLEVELAND - Eight defendants in the opioid multidistrict litigation on Sept. 14 filed a motion asking the judge to disqualify himself because of the judge's alleged bias for a settlement (In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL Docket... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Disease, Choice Issues Kick Off Latest Florida Tobacco Trial
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - During opening statements on Sept. 12, a tobacco company asked a Florida jury to consider whether a man truly suffered from lung cancer, while the estate tasked the jury with deciding whether the man smoked cigarettes as a personal... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Reuters Seeks To Unseal Propecia MDL Documents After Redacted Data Revealed
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Reuters news service on Sept. 12 asked a New York federal court overseeing the Propecia erectile dysfunction multidistrict litigation to unseal a motion in limine to exclude three plaintiff experts in an upcoming bellwether trial after... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Medical Device Company Pays $8.12M For Selling Unapproved Devices
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A medical device company has agreed to pay $8.12 million to settle federal and whistleblower allegations that it sold medical devices that were not grandfathered under federal law or approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Justice... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Purdue Pharma Claims $10B Opioid Settlement, Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Posted on 16 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma L.P. on Sept. 15 announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to settle its opioid litigation for more than $10 billion and filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (In Re... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Opioid MDL Judge Certifies Negotiations Class For Counties, Cities
Posted on 13 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

CLEVELAND - An Ohio federal judge presiding over the opioid multidistrict litigation on Sept. 11 certified a "negotiation class" of all counties, cities and other municipalities against 13 drug manufacturers and distributors (In Re: National... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Dismissal Of General Contractor's Third-Party Suit Affirmed By Utah Panel
Posted on 10 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah appeals court panel on Sept. 6 affirmed the dismissal of a general contractor's third-party lawsuit against a number of subcontractors as untimely under the statute of repose, holding that the action was filed six years after... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Expert's Report Survives Exclusion Bid In Case Against VA Hospital
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

NEW ORLEANS - While a medical expert's "thin" written report opining that Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care providers' delay in diagnosing a man's fatal cancer shortened his lifespan "just barely" satisfies... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Mallinckrodt Settles Opioid MDL Bellwether Cases For $24M Cash, $6M In Drugs
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

STAINES-UPON-THAMES, England - Mallinckrodt PLC on Sept. 6 announced that it has reached an agreement in principal to settle the opioid multidistrict litigation lawsuits by Cuyahoga and Summit counties in Ohio for $24 million and $6 million in in-kind... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Diving Boat Owners Ask California Federal Court To Limit Liability For Fatal Fire
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - The owners of a diving vessel asked a California federal court on Sept. 5 to limit their liability or exonerate them from potential claims related to the deaths of all 33 passengers and one crew member in a fire that broke out on the vessel... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Amici Ask Supreme Court To Decide If CDA Immunity Applies to Gun-Selling Website
Posted on 5 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an amicus curiae brief filed Sept. 3, a coalition of 27 organizations dedicated to combating domestic violence ask the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari to the daughter of a shooting victim who contends that the operators of... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Consent Decree Entered Against Dietary Supplement Companies, Principals
Posted on 4 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Tennessee federal judge on Sept. 3 entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against two companies and their principals for allegedly violating the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), 21 U.S. Code 301 et seq., by distributing... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Mallinckrodt Pays $15.4M For Questcor Actions While Opposing False Claims Suit
Posted on 4 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

STAINES-UPON-THAMES, England - British drug maker Mallinckrodt PLC on Sept. 3 said it has finalized a $15.4 million agreement to settle a false claims investigation by the U.S. Justice Department into "legacy sales and marketing activities"... Read More