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Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 6 Defendants Remain For Oct. 21 Opioid MDL Bellwether Trial
Posted on 16 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

CLEVELAND - Barring any last-minute settlements, on Oct. 21 six opioid defendants will face claims by two Ohio counties in the opioid multidistrict litigation that their distribution of opioids precipitated a public health addiction crisis (In Re: National... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Oklahoma State Judge Admits He Made Math Error In Part Of Opioid Verdict
Posted on 16 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma federal judge overseeing the state's opioid trial against Johnson & Johnson on Oct. 15 acknowledged that he made a mathematical error when calculating his $572 million judgment (Oklahoma v. Purdue Pharma L.P., No.... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Bacteria-Exposed Heart Patients Will Get 5 Years' Free Medical Monitoring
Posted on 15 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Heart surgery patients who were possibly exposed to a latent bacterial infection allegedly caused by the Sorin 3T heater-cooler device will receive five years of free medical monitoring by the hospitals, according to a settlement agreement... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 9th Circuit: Leaking Silicone Breast Implant Does Not Show FDA Violation
Posted on 15 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 11 affirmed summary judgment in a silicone gel breast implant case, agreeing with a lower court that the plaintiff failed to raise a dispute of material fact that the manufacturer violated... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Couple Cannot Argue That Lack Of Permit Constituted Defect, Judge Says
Posted on 14 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

DENVER - A federal judge in Colorado on Oct. 10 granted a couple's motion in limine to preclude evidence that their failure to obtain a building permit when finishing their basement constituted a latent defect that should have been disclosed when... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Opioid MDL Judge Quickly Denies Teva's Motion For Bellwether Trial Severance
Posted on 14 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

CLEVELAND - On the same day it was filed, the Ohio federal judge overseeing the opioid multidistrict litigation on Oct. 11 denied Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.'s motion to sever it from the Oct. 21 bellwether trial because it won't have enough... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Oklahoma: Judge Didn't Add Extra Zeros To $572M Opioid Abatement Verdict
Posted on 14 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma attorney general on Oct. 10 urged a state court judge to enter his judgment of $572 million against Johnson & Johnson for the first year of the state's opioid abatement plan and to deny the defendant's motion for... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 4th Circuit Dismisses New Pelvic Mesh Common Benefit Fee Appeal
Posted on 11 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

RICHMOND, Va. - The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 9 dismissed without an opinion yet another challenge by a plaintiffs' law firm to common benefit awards made by the federal court overseeing seven pelvic mesh multidistrict litigations... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 6th Circuit Panels Deny Mandamus Petitions To Stop Oct. 21 Opioid MDL Trial
Posted on 11 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 10 denied two last-minute attempts to stop the Oct. 21 opioid multidistrict litigation bellwether trial, one on the basis of parens patriae by the state of Ohio and one by defendants who claim... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Split 11th Circuit Panel Affirms $2.4M Award In Mentor Pelvic Mesh Case
Posted on 10 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - In a "close" 2-1 ruling, an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Oct. 8 affirmed a $2.4 million compensatory/punitives judgment in a Mentor Corp. pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation bellwether trial (Teresa Taylor v. Mentor... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Pennsylvania Jury Awards $8B In Punitives In Risperdal Gynecomastia Trial
Posted on 9 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - Free to do so after a state appeals court ruling, a Pennsylvania state court jury on Oct. 8 ordered Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. to pay a Maryland man $8 billion in punitive damages in a Risperdal gynecomastia... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - MDL Sought For Suits Alleging Lymphoma Caused By Allergan's Recalled Biocell Breast Implants
Posted on 9 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Three plaintiffs on Oct. 3 asked a federal judicial panel to centralize five lawsuits in which plaintiffs allege that Biocell textured breast implants made by Allergan PLC cause breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - MGM, Plaintiffs Settle Las Vegas Shooting Suits For Up To $800 Million
Posted on 4 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

LAS VEGAS - Counsel representing the victims of the 2017 mass shooting at Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds more announced Oct. 3 that they reached a settlement that could total up to $800 million with MGM Resorts... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Opioid MDL Gives Defense Some Jury Info For Possible Motion To Stay Trial
Posted on 2 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

CLEVELAND - The Ohio judge presiding over the opioid multidistrict litigation on Sept. 27 allowed defendants in an upcoming bellwether trial to receive some information about prospective jurors that the defendants say they intend to use to seek a stay... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Johnson & Johnson Says It's Settled Ohio Counties' Opioid Suit For $20.4M
Posted on 2 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Johnson & Johnson has reached a $20.4 million settlement with two Ohio counties to head off an Oct. 21 opioid multidistrict litigation bellwether trial, the company said in an Oct. 1 press release (In Re: National Prescription... Read More