Drugs & Medical Devices
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Issue #3, March 2002
Plaintiffs in a Metabolife 356 Case Fail to Establish Predominance, District Court Denies Class Certification
According to a Jan. 25 decision, the plaintiffs' request for class certification in a Metabolife 356 product liability case has been denied because predominance was not established.
A Jan. 28 lawsuit alleges that the S.C. doctors and pharmacists that prescribed OxyContin, along with the companies that manufacture and distribute the drug, caused the plaintiffs to suffer death, addiction and withdrawal symptoms.
Parties in a case that alleged an arthritis drug was contaminated with a beta blocker, causing the plaintiff to suffer from an overdose
To ensure that confidential documents are afforded adequate protection, the federal court overseeing Rezulin multidistrict litigation has outlined requirements
A trial court has found that a plaintiff's breach of express warranty and unfair trade practices claims against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen
Judge Lewis Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ordered that deposition testimony of current and former Warner-Lambert employees
After only one hour of deliberation, the six-person jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant Pfizer Inc., which acquired Warner-Lambert after Rezulin was withdrawn from the market
A New Jersey man has sued several pharmaceutical companies claiming a monkey virus that contaminated the oral polio vaccines he received in the late 1960s caused him to develop
Issue #2, February 2002