COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced last month that he and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals have finally reached a settlement in the state's Risperdal case, ending a nine-year legal battle.
Though products liability cases alleging personal injury may be on the decline, the amount of products-related class action lawsuits filed by consumers claiming economic loss has increased, a Michigan State University law professor says
2015 proved to be a record-breaking year for the number of lawsuits filed in federal court under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and 2016 will probably break that record, a Seyfarth Shaw attorney says.
The Department of Justice announced in December that it recovered more than $3.5 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving the False Claims Act for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
In September, the Federal Trade Commission issued warning letters to five manufacturers of environmental certification seals and 32 businesses that use those seals, cautioning that the certifications do not comply with the FTC’s “Green Guides.”
On Nov. 25, a U.S. District judge dismissed a class action lawsuit against Ford, Toyota and GM, ruling the claim that cars were susceptible to electronic hacking had no evidence of personal injury to support it.