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Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Firearms Website Operator Urges Supreme Court To Reject CDA Petition
Posted on 22 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After its response was requested by the U.S. Supreme Court, the operator of a firearms classified ads website on Oct. 18 filed its opposition to a petition for certiorari in which a shooting victim's daughter questions the scope... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Judge Dismisses Contract Claim Based On Allegedly Flawed Foundation Design
Posted on 22 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

CHARLESTOWN, W.Va. - A federal judge in West Virginia on Oct. 21 dismissed a majority of a methanol production company's lawsuit against a firm it hired for engineering services, holding that a staffing agreement between the companies did not require... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - No Acquittal, New Trial For 2 Pharmacists In NECC Fungal Meningitis Case
Posted on 22 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

BOSTON - A Massachusetts federal judge on Oct. 17 denied motions for acquittal or a new trial by two pharmacists convicted of violating federal law by shipping compounded drugs bearing fake patient names from New England Compounding Center (NECC) (United... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 4 State Attorneys General Get $48B Opioid Settlement With 5 Drug Companies
Posted on 22 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

The attorneys general of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas on Oct. 21 announced they reached a $48 billion agreement-in-principal with two opioid manufacturers and three drug distributors to settle state claims involving the opioid crisis... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 4 Opioid MDL Defendants Settle With 2 Counties For $216M Prior To Bellwether Trial
Posted on 22 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

CLEVELAND - Four defendants that were scheduled to go on trial on Oct. 21 in the first opioid multidistrict litigation bellwether trial announced that same day that they settled with two Ohio counties for $216.25 million (In Re: National Prescription... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Teva Settles Opioid MDL Bellwether Case For $45M In Cash, Antidote Drugs
Posted on 22 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

PARSIPPANY, N.J. - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on Oct. 21 announced it settled opioid multidistrict litigation bellwether lawsuits by two Ohio counties for $45 million in cash and opioid treatment drugs. Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Pennsylvania Superior Court Vacates Forum Dismissal Of Vein Filter Case
Posted on 21 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - In a ruling that affects three similar cases, the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Oct. 16 vacated dismissal of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter product liability lawsuit on the basis of forum non conveniens, finding that the trial court... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Texas Supreme Court Says Public University Not Liable For Bicyclist's Injuries
Posted on 21 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Supreme Court on Oct. 18 concluded that the University of Texas could not be sued by a bicyclist who was injured by a university employee while taking a shortcut through campus property because the plaintiff was considered a... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Johnson & Johnson Pays $116M To 41 States To Settle Pelvic Mesh Misrepresentations
Posted on 21 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

DES MOINES, Iowa - Forty states and the District of Columbia on Oct. 17 issued a joint press release announcing a $116.86 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Ethicon Inc. for deceptive marketing of pelvic mesh devices (Iowa v... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Window Maker Says Diversity, Damages Warrant Removal Of Defects Suit
Posted on 18 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

AUSTIN, Texas - Jeld-Wen Inc. says in a notice of removal filed in Texas federal court on Oct. 15 that a man's lawsuit accusing it of manufacturing defective windows should proceed in federal court based on complete diversity and because he is seeking... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Insured Intended To Commit Acts That Caused Injuries; No Coverage, Panel Affirms
Posted on 16 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 15 held that an insured's "admissions to committing aggravated assault, battery, and false imprisonment" combined with "other stipulated and pleaded facts" establish... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Rifle Defect Testimony Admitted In Man's Suit Over Gunshot To Foot
Posted on 16 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAVANNAH, Ga. - With an expert's opinion that a defective rifle caused a man's gunshot injury allowed, the gun's maker is not entitled to summary judgment, a Georgia federal judge held Oct. 15 (Cody Shearouse v. Remington Arms Company, LLC... Read More

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 - Couple Sues Home Builder, Subcontractor Over Squeaking Floor
Posted on 15 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

WILMINGTON, Del. - A Delaware couple sued the builder of their home and the subcontractor that installed the hardwood flooring in state court on Oct. 14, complaining that the defendants were unable to fix "excessive and objectionable floor squeaking"... Read More