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Pennsylvania Jury Finds Prempro Did Not Cause Women's Breast Cancers

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) A Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court jury on Aug. 18 decided that two women's use of Wyeth's Prempro did not cause them to develop breast cancer and that the maker of the hormone replacement therapy should not be required to pay them damages for their illnesses ( Sharon...

Crowell & Moring Adds Torts Partner Kevin C. Mayer In Los Angeles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crowell & Moring LLP has announced the addition of partner Kevin C. Mayer to the firm's Torts Group. Based in the firm's Los Angeles office, Mayer brings more than 25 years of litigation and trial experience to the firm's national torts practice, where he will represent...

Lanier Law Firm Expands Los Angeles Office With Latest Additions

LOS ANGELES - The Lanier Law Firm is expanding the firm's Toxic Exposure and Asbestos practice and adding two attorneys to the firm's recently expanded Los Angeles office. Trey Jones and Alexandra Shef have joined the firm in Los Angeles, where they will focus on mesothelioma and asbestos...

Weitz & Luxenberg Attorney Ellen Relkin To Co-Chair Major DePuy Litigation

NEW YORK - Weitz & Luxenberg has announced that Ellen Relkin, one of the leading attorneys in its Defective Medicines and Medical Devices Litigation Unit, has been selected to co-chair the Plaintiff's Executive Committee acting on behalf of the claimants in the DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. ASR Hip...

Duane Morris LLP Alert: New Pennsylvania Law Limits Joint And Several Liability

On June 28, 2011, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Senate Bill 1131 ; and in doing so, the future of joint and several liability in Pennsylvania was reduced to a list of exceptions. The new law provides that "where liability is attributed to more than one defendant, each defendant shall...

Friedman Schuman Augments Litigation Practice

JENKINTOWN, Pa. - Friedman Schuman PC is strengthening its litigation practice with the addition of shareholder Michael Yanoff and associate Andrew Brown. Yanoff is an accomplished and sophisticated litigator with more than 37 years of experience representing clients in a variety of commercial and...

Chadbourne & Parke Continues London Office Expansion With Addition Of Products Liability Partner

NEW YORK - The international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Michael Bos has joined the firm as international partner in the London office. Bos will focus his practice on products liability counseling and defense, working with Chadbourne's renowned litigation group to manage...

Pellettieri Rabstein And Altman Announce New Partner Bruce Zamost

PRINCETON, N.J. - The law firm of Pellettieri, Rabstein and Altman (PR&A) has announced that attorney Bruce Zamost has joined its medical malpractice, products liability and catastrophic injury group as a partner. Zamost has long been dedicated to the victims of medical malpractice, legal malpractice...

California Top Court: Manufacturers Not Liable For Third-Party Asbestos Products

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) A manufacturer may not be held strictly liable or negligent for harm caused by another manufacturer's asbestos-containing product except where the defendant bears some direct responsibility for the resulting harm, the California Supreme Court held Jan. 12 in rejecting...

Global Settlement Fund, Claims Administrator Named In Welding Fume Litigation

CLEVELAND - (Mealey's) The judge presiding over the consolidated welding fume products liability litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio today issued a memorandum and order establishing a Welding Fume MDL Resolution Fund and appointing a claims administrator to distribute...

William A. Ruskin Joins Gordon & Rees as Partner in Environmental/Toxic Tort Practice

William A. Ruskin has joined Gordon & Rees as a partner in the Environmental/Toxic Tort and Agricultural Chemicals & Pesticides Practice Groups. He is affiliated with the firm's New York office. 90 Broad Street, 23rd Floor New York, NY 10004 212.269.5500 Direct: 212.453.0755 wruskin...