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Issue #94, October 2009

Yaz/Yasmin MDL Assigned to Southern District of Illinois

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has transferred all federal actions alleging injury caused by the oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin to the


Issue #93, September 2009

Special Master Dismisses Hepatitis Vaccine Compensation Petition

A man who claims that he sustained a neuropathy after receiving the hepatitis B vaccines failed to establish a logical sequence of cause and effect


Punitive Damage Claims Do Not Raise Federal Issues, Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge remanded to state court an Elidel lawsuit after a magistrate judge determined that the plaintiff's punitive damage claims do not


Statute of Repose Bars Diet Drug Claims Against Wyeth

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a Tennessee woman's diet drug suit in accordance with a provision in the statute of repose


Petition for Vaccine Compensation is Untimely, Special Master Rules

A U.S. Court of Federal Claims special master has dismissed a petition for compensation filed by the parents of an autistic child, ruling that it was untimely


Judge Allows Causation Testimony, Denies Merck Summary Judgment

A federal judge has denied Merck & Co. Inc.'s motion for summary judgment on Fosamax injury claims in 24 separate cases


Glaxo's Awarded Costs Cut in Half By Federal Judge

A Louisiana federal judge cut in half the costs awarded GlaxoSmithKline after it prevailed in a lawsuit brought by the heirs of a man who committed suicide


Minnesota Judge Grants Pfizer Judgment on Viagra Claims

After excluding the opinions of plaintiffs' causation experts, a Minnesota federal judge has granted Pfizer Inc. summary judgment


Plaintiffs Entitled to Vaccine Injury Compensation, Judge Rules

In reversing a special master's findings, a federal judge ruled that three out of five petitioners are entitled to compensation


Lilly Denied Summary Judgment in Zyprexa Diabetes Action

A federal judge has denied Eli Lilly summary judgment on claims that it failed properly warn physicians that Zyprexa could cause diabetes


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