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Bonus Money Flows At Susman Godfrey Litigation Firm

HOUSTON - Susman Godfrey LLP, the 90-lawyer litigation boutique with offices in Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Seattle, has paid annual bonuses to full time associates ranging from $45,000 to more than $100,000, the firm has announced. Ten...

Michael Lefkowitz
$30 Million Verdict In Engle Progeny Suit Survives Florida Appeal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - (Mealey's) A $30 million verdict to the widow of a longtime smoker of Lucky Strikes, the largest post- Engle verdict when it was announced, was affirmed Dec. 14 in a Florida appeals court ( R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Matilde...

Tom Moylan
Zicam Maker Settles 2,100 Smell/Taste Injury Claims For $15.5M

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- (Mealey's) Zicam maker Matrixx Initiatives Inc. on Dec. 14 said it has agreed to settle about 2,100 claims by people who claim to have lost their sense of smell or taste from the company's zinc-based nasal cold remedy gel...

Cheryl Keely
Judge Rules Parts Of Health Care Act Unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. -- (Mealey's) A Virginia federal judge on Dec. 13 held that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional and severed it from the rest of the act; the judge denied the...

Tom Moylan
U.S. Supreme Court To Decide Whether Claims About Generic Drugs Are Preempted

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 10 agreed to decide whether the Hatch Waxman Act prevents manufacturers of generic drugs from adding new warnings to drug labels as new risks become known ( Pliva, Inc. v. Gladys Mensing...

Melissa Ritti
Supreme Court Issues Split Ruling In Fair Use Copyright Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (Mealey's) A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 13 allowed to stand a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that the Copyright Act's first-sale doctrine does not apply to goods lawfully manufactured abroad and then sold...