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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

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Bacteria-Exposed Heart Patients Will Get 5 Years' Free Medical Monitoring
Posted on 15 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Heart surgery patients who were possibly exposed to a latent bacterial infection allegedly caused by the Sorin 3T heater-cooler device will receive five years of free medical monitoring by the hospitals, according to a settlement agreement... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 9th Circuit: Leaking Silicone Breast Implant Does Not Show FDA Violation
Posted on 15 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 11 affirmed summary judgment in a silicone gel breast implant case, agreeing with a lower court that the plaintiff failed to raise a dispute of material fact that the manufacturer violated... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Georgia Appeals Panel Upholds $1.5M Wrongful Death Verdict Against Nursing Home
Posted on 14 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - A Georgia appeals court panel on Oct. 10 affirmed a judge's ruling ordering a nursing home to pay 20 percent of a $7.6 million wrongful death verdict, finding that the trial court judge did not err when denying the plaintiffs' motion... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Couple Cannot Argue That Lack Of Permit Constituted Defect, Judge Says
Posted on 14 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

DENVER - A federal judge in Colorado on Oct. 10 granted a couple's motion in limine to preclude evidence that their failure to obtain a building permit when finishing their basement constituted a latent defect that should have been disclosed when... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Opioid MDL Judge Quickly Denies Teva's Motion For Bellwether Trial Severance
Posted on 14 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

CLEVELAND - On the same day it was filed, the Ohio federal judge overseeing the opioid multidistrict litigation on Oct. 11 denied Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.'s motion to sever it from the Oct. 21 bellwether trial because it won't have enough... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Oklahoma: Judge Didn't Add Extra Zeros To $572M Opioid Abatement Verdict
Posted on 14 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma attorney general on Oct. 10 urged a state court judge to enter his judgment of $572 million against Johnson & Johnson for the first year of the state's opioid abatement plan and to deny the defendant's motion for... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Supplier, Insurer Have No Duty To Defend Target Against Product Liability Suit
Posted on 12 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - A California appeals panel on Oct. 10 affirmed a lower court's ruling that a pharmaceutical product supplier and its commercial general liability insurer have no duty to defend Target Corp. against an underlying product liability lawsuit... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Competing Medical Opinion On Cause Of Woman's Hip Injury Allowed By Judge
Posted on 12 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

GULFPORT, Miss. - A medical expert for a Mississippi resort can testify that a woman required hip replacement surgery due to pre-existing health issues, not because of her fall at the resort, a federal judge ruled Oct. 8 in denying the woman's bid... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 4th Circuit Dismisses New Pelvic Mesh Common Benefit Fee Appeal
Posted on 11 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

RICHMOND, Va. - The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 9 dismissed without an opinion yet another challenge by a plaintiffs' law firm to common benefit awards made by the federal court overseeing seven pelvic mesh multidistrict litigations... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 6th Circuit Panels Deny Mandamus Petitions To Stop Oct. 21 Opioid MDL Trial
Posted on 11 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

ATLANTA - The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 10 denied two last-minute attempts to stop the Oct. 21 opioid multidistrict litigation bellwether trial, one on the basis of parens patriae by the state of Ohio and one by defendants who claim... Read More