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2nd Circuit Affirms Injunction Against Lawyer Who Disclosed Zyprexa MDL Documents

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The Zyprexa multidistrict litigation court properly enjoined an Alaska attorney and mental health advocate from obtaining and disseminating confidential discovery documents produced by Eli Lilly and Co., a panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 12 ( Eli...

Forest Pharmaceuticals Pleads Guilty, Pays $313M For Off-Label Promotion, Obstruction

BOSTON - (Mealey's) Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Sept. 15 pleaded guilty to three federal criminal charges, including one felony charge, and agreed to pay $313 million in criminal fines, forfeiture and civil penalties to resolve allegations stemming from the off-label sale of Levothroid, Celexa...

Fosamax MDL Jury: Drug Wasn't Defectively Designed, Didn't Cause Jaw Injury

NEW YORK - A New York federal jury hearing the fourth Fosamax bellwether trial on Oct. 3 found that Merck's osteoporosis drug was not defectively designed and did not cause a plaintiff to develop osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) ( In Re: Fosamax Products Liability Litigation , MDL Docket No. 1789,...

California State Jury Awards $48.1 Million In Motrin Injury Case

LOS ANGELES - (Mealey's) A California state court jury on Oct. 3 awarded $48.1 million to a 22-year-old man who says Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary McNeil Consumer Healthcare failed to warn him that the nonprescription pain and fever remedy Motrin could cause toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN...

Nevada Propofol Defendants Ordered To Pay $162.5 Million In Punitive Damages

LAS VEGAS - (Mealey's) Three defendants in a Nevada state court propofol/hepatitis C infection case on Oct. 10 were ordered by a jury to pay the three plaintiffs $162.5 million in punitive damages ( Richard C. Sacks v. Endoscopy Centers of Southern Nevada, et al. , No. 08A572315, Nev. Dist., Clark...

Nevada Jury Awards $104 Million In Compensatory, Punitive Damages In Propofol Case

LAS VEGAS - (Mealey's) A Nevada state court jury on Oct. 12 ordered a maker and distributor of generic propofol to pay $90 million in punitive damages in a case in which a plaintiff claimed that he was infected as a result of reusable "jumbo" vials of the general anesthetic ( Michael Washington...

First New Jersey Levaquin Tendon Injury Trial Ends With Defense Verdict

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Mealey's) The first trial in New Jersey's Levaquin mass tort litigation ended Oct. 14 with a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( Paul Gaffney v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. , No. L-4551-09-MT, and Robert...

Massachusetts Jury Awards $63 Million To Girl, Parents For Children's Motrin Injuries

BROCKTON, Mass. - (Mealey's) A Massachusetts state court jury on Feb. 13 awarded $63 million to a family whose young daughter was severely injured by a reaction to Children's Motrin ( Lisa Reckis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. , No. PLCV2007-00064, Mass. Super., Plymouth Co.). According...

New Jersey Accutane Judge Denies Defendant Roche's Motion To Recuse For Bias

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Mealey's) The judge overseeing New Jersey's Accutane litigation on Feb. 13 denied a motion by defendant Hoffman-La Roche Inc. to recuse, refuting allegations that she is biased in favor of plaintiffs and stating that in this litigation, defense counsel are "less respectful...