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Tom Moylan
West Virginia High Court Vacates $4.47M Judgment; FDA Warning Letters Not Matter Of Law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- (Mealey's) The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Nov. 18 reversed a $4,475,000 consumer law judgment against Johnson & Johnson concerning the marketing of Risperdal and Duragesic after agreeing with the defendant that...

Bryan Redding
California High Court: Unpaid Wage Penalties Not Recoverable Under Section 17200

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled Nov. 18 that statutory penalties for unpaid wages are not recoverable as restitution under the state's unfair competition law (UCL), Business and Professions Code Section...

Tom Moylan
2nd Circuit Sends N.J. Whistle-Blower Claims Of Ex-Pfizer Executive Back For Reconsideration

NEW YORK -- (Mealey's) A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Nov. 17 affirmed summary judgment on federal False Claims Act (FCA) termination claims by former Pfizer executive Peter Rost but reversed judgment as to his claims under New Jersey's...

Michael Lefkowitz
$80 Million Verdict Halts Industry's Streak In Engle Progeny Trials

BRONSON, Fla. - (Mealey's) The tobacco industry's eight-verdict winning streak in Engle progeny cases came to an abrupt halt on Nov. 15 in a Florida state court with an $80 million verdict on behalf of the daughter of a smoker who died from lung...

LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff
LexisNexis Products Cover Cruise Ship, Maritime And Admiralty Law

Watching news footage of the Carnival Splendor cruise liner being towed into San Diego Bay in November 2010 was a reminder that, sometimes, cruises don't go well. Disembarking passengers told tales of three days adrift on the Pacific Ocean off of...

LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff
New Preemption Exceptions May Broaden State Consumer Protection Law Enforcement

By Oluwaseun O. Ajayi and Kendra C. Kinnaird Stepped-up enforcement of state consumer protection laws in the field of home mortgage lending is inevitable for all types of lenders, including those with federal charters. Federal banks and thrifts, long...