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.
Although a car crash that led to a wrongful death lawsuit occurred in Chilton County, the Supreme Court of Alabama denied a motion that would get the case transferred there from Bibb County on Sept.13.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder is suing a pharmaceutical company over allegations it did not release all of the information stockholders need to vote on a proposed transaction with another company.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - The Alabama Supreme Court only partially agreed with a lower court that found a company responsible for a worker’s injury following an accident involving a paint gun.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - A lower court’s failure to hold a hearing in the dissolution of a Mobile, Ala., law firm resulted in the Supreme Court of Alabama reversing summary judgment against one of its now-former lawyers.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The remaining defendants facing an Oct. 21 trial in Ohio over opioid claims have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to stay proceedings until challenges by the Ohio attorney general and others are concluded.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Officials for Johnson & Johnson and attorneys representing plaintiffs suing the company for alleged asbestos-tainted baby powder both vowed on Tuesday to continue litigating after two recent verdicts went against the company.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As a federal agency considers whether lawyers are illegally frightening potential clients who see their television commercials, research shows drugs like Invokana and Truvada are among the most popular subjects of lawyer spending.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in Ohio on Monday allowed a firefighter to proceed with his lawsuit against 3M, DuPont and other manufacturers of a class of chemicals known as PFAS, although the judge stopped short of transforming the case into a class action on behalf of virtually every person in the U.S., as plaintiff lawyers want.