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Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Statute Of Repose Begins Upon Completion Of Entire Complex, Judge Finds
Posted on 30 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

BOSTON - A federal judge in Massachusetts on Oct. 28 denied a motion for partial summary judgment filed by the developer and general contractor of a condominium complex, holding that the state's six-year statute of repose for negligent construction... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Illinois Attorney General Settles Last Drug Wholesale Price Suits For $242M
Posted on 30 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - The Illinois attorney general on Oct. 29 announced a $242 million average wholesale price (AWP) settlement with 10 parent drug companies for inflating the wholesale prices of their drugs to increases Medicaid reimbursement rates. Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Improperly Installed Stucco System Caused Water Damage, Man Says
Posted on 29 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A man sued the builder of his home in Florida state court on Oct. 28, claiming that the builder's improper installation of the stucco on the home violated the Florida Building Code and caused water damage (Michael Carignan v... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 2 Medical Charities Pay $6M For Drug Co-Pay Kickback Funds For Drug Makers
Posted on 29 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

BOSTON - Two patient charities have agreed to pay a total of $6 million to settle federal allegations that they violated the False Claims Act, 31 U.S. Code 3729, by enabling drug companies to pay kickbacks in the form of drug co-pays to Medicare patients... Read More

Mealey's Product Liability - Pennsylvania Jury Awards $33.7M In Damages, Punitives In IVC Filter Case
Posted on 29 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania state court jury on Oct. 28 returned a verdict of $33.68 million in an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter case, the first trial in a mass tort docket of 776 cases (Tracy Reed-Brown v. Rex Medical LP, No. 170300241, Pa. Comm... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - State High Court Affirms Reversal Of Defective Fan Maker's Summary Judgment Award
Posted on 28 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Supreme Court on Oct. 25 affirmed an appeals panel's decision finding that a military home builder could seek to recover property damages from fires caused by defective bathroom exhaust fans under the Kansas Products Liability... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Allergan Settles Drug Direct- Purchaser Antitrust Class Action For $750M
Posted on 28 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

DUBLIN, Ireland - Allergan PLC on Oct. 28 announced that subsidiary Forest Laboratories LLC has tentatively settled a Namenda direct-purchaser antitrust class lawsuit for $750 million. Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - FDA Draft Guidance Recommends Black Box Warning For Breast Implants
Posted on 24 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SILVER SPRING, Md. - The Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 23 released a draft guidance that recommends that breast implant makers include a black box warning on their devices ("Breast Implants - Certain Labeling Recommendations to Improve Patient... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Bayer Pays Kentucky $17M For Misleading Women About Risks Of 2 Birth Control Drugs
Posted on 24 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Bayer Corp on Oct. 22 agreed to pay Kentucky $17 million to settle a state attorney general amended complaint that Bayer misled Kentucky women about the risks associated with Bayer's birth control drugs Yasmin and Yaz (In the Matter... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Opioid Trial Holdout Walgreen Moved To Next Track With Other Pharmacies, Distributors
Posted on 23 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

CLEVELAND - After five co-defendants settled an opioid multidistrict litigation trial, the MDL court on Oct. 21 severed the lone remaining defendant, pharmacy chain Walgreen, and said it will face trial along with eight other pharmacy and drug distributor... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 4th Circuit Affirms That Metal-On-Metal MDL Case Was Untimely
Posted on 23 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

RICHMOND, Va. - In a one-paragraph opinion, the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 22 said a multidistrict litigation court did not err when its ruled that a plaintiff's claims involving a metal-on-metal hip made by Smith & Nephew Inc... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Firearms Website Operator Urges Supreme Court To Reject CDA Petition
Posted on 22 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After its response was requested by the U.S. Supreme Court, the operator of a firearms classified ads website on Oct. 18 filed its opposition to a petition for certiorari in which a shooting victim's daughter questions the scope... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Judge Dismisses Contract Claim Based On Allegedly Flawed Foundation Design
Posted on 22 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

CHARLESTOWN, W.Va. - A federal judge in West Virginia on Oct. 21 dismissed a majority of a methanol production company's lawsuit against a firm it hired for engineering services, holding that a staffing agreement between the companies did not require... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - No Acquittal, New Trial For 2 Pharmacists In NECC Fungal Meningitis Case
Posted on 22 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

BOSTON - A Massachusetts federal judge on Oct. 17 denied motions for acquittal or a new trial by two pharmacists convicted of violating federal law by shipping compounded drugs bearing fake patient names from New England Compounding Center (NECC) (United... Read More

Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 4 State Attorneys General Get $48B Opioid Settlement With 5 Drug Companies
Posted on 22 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

The attorneys general of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas on Oct. 21 announced they reached a $48 billion agreement-in-principal with two opioid manufacturers and three drug distributors to settle state claims involving the opioid crisis... Read More