WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission says lawyers and legal advertisers looking for plaintiffs to sue drug companies are making false claims in their TV ads, as well as possibly scaring viewers into stopping taking their medications.
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge denied a vaping liquid manufacturer and vendor's request to block an emergency order by Michigan's governor to ban flavored e-cigarettes before it went into effect last week.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A ruling that granted a judgment of nearly $5,000 to a lawyer who was hired to collect a ruling in trip-and-fall case was affirmed by a New Jersey court in a dispute with the law firm that hired him.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that homeowners who sued a roof shingle manufacturer were not bound to an arbitration agreement that was printed on discarded wrapping.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has turned away an attempt to halt the first federal opioid trial by ruling Thursday against Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, who is concerned cities and counties in his state have usurped his authority.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - Purdue Pharma’s already contentious bankruptcy will face a pair of big tests later this week as the OxyContin manufacturer appears in hearings over issues including paying its employees and halting more than 2,600 lawsuits against the company and members of the controlling Sackler family.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia-based accounting management company has yet to respond to a United Kingdom soccer team's $11 million lawsuit filed last month over an allegedly unpaid sponsorship deal.
PHILADELPHIA – In an unprecedented conclusion to the first-ever punitive damages trial tied to Risperdal, a 12-person jury found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals liable for allegedly knowing and consciously disregarding the potential of the drug to cause gynecomastia to patients like plaintiff Nicholas Murray, and rendered a staggering verdict of $8 billion.
Lawyers running anti-drug commercials should be held accountable for their claims. If they can’t substantiate those claims, they should be forced to compensate the companies whose sales they’ve depressed and the drug users whose health they’ve impaired.
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro wants to supplement regulations which are part of a state consumer protection law, but law scholars and business groups are concerned that he is trying to create a state anti-trust statute in doing so.