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Plaintiff Expert Excluded by Eleventh Circuit in First Seroquel MDL Bellwether

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) The sole causation expert for the first bellwether plaintiff in the Seroquel multidistrict litigation failed to rule out other causes of weight gain and diabetes, a panel of the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said April 7 in affirming summary judgment ( Linda Guinn v. AstraZeneca...

Lawsuit against ConAgra Claims Diacetyl in Microwave Popcorn Butter Flavoring Caused Lung Obstruction

NEW YORK — Wendy R. Fleishmann and Elizabeth Alexander of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP and Ken McClain of the Kansas City, Mo., law firm Humphrey Farrington and McClain P.C. announced May 6 that Agnes Mercado of Queens County, N.Y., has filed...

Chinese-Government-Controlled Drywall Manufacturer to Appeal $2,600,000 Default Judgment to Fifth Circuit

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) A key Chinese drywall manufacturer that had a default judgment for more than $2.6 million entered against it in May finally appeared in federal court June 10, only to serve notice that it is appealing the judgment and all related orders to the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of...

Glaxo to take $2.36 Billion Charge to Reflect Settlement of Most Avandia and Paxil Product Liability Cases and Other Legal Issues

LONDON - (Mealey's) GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) on July 15 said it expects to take a $2.36 billion charge against earnings to settle several legal issues, including settling "the substantial majority" of Avandia product liability cases and the "vast majority" of Paxil product liability...

Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Regulated under Clean Air Act - Environmental Protection Agency Endangerment Finding Upheld

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on July 29 denied 10 petitions challenging its Dec. 7 determination that greenhouse gas emissions are a threat to public health and must be regulated under the Clean Air Act. The finding allows the federal government to regulate...

Historic Moment: 3 Women to Serve Together on Supreme Court as Senate Confirms Elena Kagan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate voted 63-37 today to confirm Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Five Republicans, the two Senate independents and all but one Democrat supported President Barack Obama's second appointment to the high court in a year...