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Civil Procedure

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Florida appeals court has affirmed a $ 20 million punitive damages verdict in a tobacco wrongful death case, saying in a June 13 opinion that the defendant waived its right to object to an error in a previous appellate ruling (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Lyantie Townsend, […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Walgreens Co. will pay $ 80 million in civil penalties and will shut down a Florida drug distribution center and close six Florida pharmacies for two years as part of a settlement of investigations into record-keeping and dispensing violations of controlled drugs, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Pfizer Inc. said Feb. 28 that it has settled or agreed to settle about 95 percent of its hormone replacement therapy (HRT) product liability cases and about 80 percent of its Chantix injury cases. The company made the statements in its Form 10-K annual report filed with the […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Texas federal judge on Feb. 26 denied a motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) to Apple Inc. following a jury’s finding that the tech giant’s FaceTime and VPN On Demand (VPNOD) features infringed four patents of a rival technology firm (VirnetX Inc. v. Apple […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Family Dollar Inc. is not the “operator” of an ATM as defined by the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA), a federal judge in Nevada ruled Oct. 25, granting Family Dollar’s motion for summary judgment in a putative class action alleging that Family Dollar violated the statute because there […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Pfizer Inc. on Oct. 17 settled a Chantix suicide case designated as the first Chantix multidistrict litigation bellwether trial five days before the case was to begin, according to a court order (In Re: Chantix [Varenicline] Products Liability Litigation, MDL Docket No. 2039, No. 2:09-1039, […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 9 declined to grant a petition by Chevron Corp. to review the January opinion of a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel instructing the dismissal of a lawsuit by the company for an injunction to prevent the enforcement of the $ […]

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TweetJohnson & Johnson on Oct. 3 agreed to settle five Pennsylvania state court cases in which plaintiffs allege that the atypical antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused adolescent boys to develop enlarged breasts, plaintiffs’ counsel told Mealey Publications (A.B., et al. v. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., No. 100100649, S.B., et al. v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., May Term 2010 No. […]

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TweetRecently Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Arthur Schack recused himself from a retrial of a case for appearances’ sake after engaging in some highly questionable conduct-at least according to defense counsel.  Miller v. Lewis, 11358/09 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Kings Co.)  Although Justice Schack claims that he was not biased against attorney John McDonough, according to McDonough, Judge […]

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TweetA federal appeals court has recently revived a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims that her employer discriminated against her because of her disabilities. What makes this case newsworthy you’re probably wondering? (Hint-look at the logo to the left of this article.) Yes you guessed right. Her employer is none other than the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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