The plaintiffs, who originally filed their proposed class action in a Georgia state court in 2011 but then asked it to be removed to federal court, alleged pharmaceutical makers packaged and sold contraceptives that were “defectively and dangerously designed.”
Groups representing businesses and financial industries contend a ban would make way for plaintiffs’ lawyers and hurt the economy. They want to see more research done before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau starts the rulemaking process.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – The office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced it has joined the Federal Trade Commission and District of Columbia in a legal filing to challenge the proposed merger of Staples and Office Depot.
The nation’s highest court ruled 6-3 that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts a California court’s interpretation of the satellite cable provider’s contract with customers. The state court must enforce the arbitration agreement with customers in the state who claim they were illegally charged cancellation fees, the majority concluded.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office recently announced a lawsuit filing against Chesapeake Energy over allegations associated with its fracking practices.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Bollinger Shipyards has agreed to pay the United States $8.5 million and release contract claims, settling a False Claims Act action filed in Louisiana, the Department of Justice announced.
Judge Ronald Whyte, who is presiding over the litigation, said in a recent order that the plaintiff has pled “sufficient” facts in her newest complaint, supporting her claim that she has a disability -- celiac disease -- that impacts a “major life activity.”
If the results of the first trials are any indication, Janssen Pharmaceuticals might find itself with a hefty price tag connected to more than 1,600 Risperdal cases currently pending in Philadelphia, even without the prospect of paying punitive damages - though an appeal might change that.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – An Oklahoma public pension system is suing a medical aesthetics company, several of its chief officers, and other involved organizations over alleged false and deceptive representations to investors.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York woman is suing a global household cleaning supplies manufacturer over claims it falsely and deceptively overestimates its aerosol spray products' capabilities.
The prominent plaintiffs law firm -- known for its class action lawsuits and having been hired by a number of state attorneys general in recent years -- currently is helping to represent the City of Chicago in a lawsuit filed against a group of pharmaceutical companies over the marketing of opioid painkillers.