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Product Liability

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Louisiana jury awarded $ 5.95 million to a man who contracted mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos, sources told Mealey Publications on Aug. 22 (Sidney Mabile v. Dow Chemical Co., No. N/A., La. Dist., Iberville Parish). Sidney Mabile filed suit in the Iberville Parish District Court against numerous […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A federal judge in New York hearing a seatbelt products liability case on June 18 declined to exclude a plaintiff’s engineering expert testimony regarding inertial unlatching (Heather Harrison v. Ford Motor Co., No. 3:11-CV-0840 [MAD/DEP], N.D. N.Y.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85137). U.S. Judge Mae A. D’Agostino of the […]

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TweetIf Skecher USA’s claims were true, we could all get in shape without ever stepping foot in the gym. Unfortunately, there is mounting evidence that these shoes may do more harm than good. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged Skechers with making unsubstantiated advertising claims that its Shape-ups and other “toning shoes” would […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A federal jury in Florida returned a verdict of $ 5.9 million in compensatory damages April 18 to the widow of a Florida man and against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (Thelma Aycock v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 3:09-cv-10928, M.D. Fla.). The jury in the U.S. District Court […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. While the lack of a hyphen in the term “all natural” could lead to multiple interpretations, a reasonable consumer would conclude the product contain exclusively “all natural” ingredients, a California federal judge held April 1 in partially granting a motion for dismissal (Markus Wilson and Doug Campen, et […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. An Illinois jury on March 22 awarded $ 8 million to the estate of a woman who was killed when she was struck by a truck on a highway, a source told Mealey Publications (Steven McHale v. Transfreight LLC, et al., No. 2010L2934F, Ill. Cir., Cook Co.). Steven […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Par Pharmaceutical Cos. Inc. on March 5 pleaded guilty to misbranding its Megace ES anti-wasting drug by promoting it for off-label use in geriatric patients and will pay $ 45 million to resolve criminal and civil allegations, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. In a 3-1 ruling, a Pennsylvania Superior Court panel on March 1 vacated and remanded for new trial a $ 27.6 million verdict in which a jury found that orthopedic device maker Zimmer Inc. and video production company Public Communications Inc. (PCI) are liable for inducing a patient […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Merck, Sharp & Dohme has agreed to pay $ 8.25 million to settle a state court lawsuit by Pennsylvania alleging that the company violated consumer protection, Medicaid and drug benefit laws by failing to disclose the risks of the prescription pain drug Vioxx, according to a stipulated final […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Toyota Motor North America announced on Feb. 14 that it has reached a $ 29 million settlement agreement with the attorneys general of 29 states and one U.S. territory to resolve issues related to vehicle recalls conducted by the company from 2005 to 2010. The attorneys general alleged […]

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