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Issue #2, February 2002

Class Action Certification Discovery Schedule Set in Propulsid MDL

In an order superseding Pretrial Order No. 15 in the Propulsid MDL, Judge Fallon has established a schedule for the conduct of discovery related to


Gulf War Vet Claims Injuries Are Related to Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines

A Gulf War veteran who recently quit his job as a commercial airline pilot because of symptoms he alleges are linked to inoculations he received before and after the war has sued several pharmaceutical companies


First Case Management Order Entered in Baycol MDL

The first case management order has been entered by the judge overseeing the national consolidation of federal Baycol lawsuits in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota.


Texas Jury Awards Rezulin Victim's Family $25 Million; $1.5 Million in Punitive Damages Also Assessed

A jury in Hidalgo County, Texas, has awarded $24.96 million to the family of a woman who died after taking Rezulin for three months


International Class Representatives Added to Baycol Class Action Lawsuit

On Jan. 14, class representatives from six countries were added to a worldwide class action Baycol liability and negligence lawsuit previously filed in an Illinois district court against Bayer's German and American counterparts.


Jury Should Determine Whether Attorneys Were Negligent in Omitting Drug Manufacturers in Declomycin Claim, N.J. App. Ct. Rules

A New Jersey state appeals court has reinstated a legal malpractice suit against a law firm that failed to include a drug manufacturer


Redaction of Identifying Information in Medical Records Set by Judge Kaplan in Rezulin MDL

After plaintiffs and defendants in the Rezulin MDL failed to reach an agreement on what identifying information would be redacted


California Court Denies Class Certification to Rezulin Plaintiffs

A California state court has denied class certification to a class of plaintiffs who alleged that Rezulin manufacturer Warner-Lambert Co. deceived


Federal Court Lacks Jurisdiction over Thimerosal Action, Magistrate Finds

A class action involving some 30 million U.S. children who received vaccines containing the additive Thimerosal does not present substantial federal questions under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Act and should be remanded


Parents' Suit Blames Dimetapp, PPA for Infant's Stroke

Filed just after the first of the year, the lawsuit alleges that Dimetapp manufacturer American Home Products was for years aware of studies showing that PPA caused stroke


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