Drugs & Medical Devices

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Issue #82, October 2008

Texas Judge Cites Lilly Profits in Rejecting Company's Zyprexa Fee Request

Noting that Eli Lilly & Co. made nearly $3 billion in 2007, a federal judge has refused to award the company attorney fees

Judge Says State Law Protopic Claims Don't Confer Federal Jurisdiction

Allegations that a prescription skin cream caused a man's fatal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma do not involve federal questions sufficient to

Suit Against Generic Drug Maker is Not Preempted, Calif. Panel Rules

State-law failure-to-warn claims brought against a generic drug manufacturer in a metoclopramide-related action are not preempted by federal law

Issue #81, September 2008

Court Reverses Application of Collateral Estoppel to Paxil Class Action Claim

Class allegations that GlaxoSmithKline deceived residents by falsely advertising that the drug was non-habit-forming may proceed

Judge Stays Avandia Suit Pending MDL Ruling on Fraudulent Joinder

A federal judge stayed an Avandia case pending the multidistrict litigation court's determination of whether the pharmacy defendants were fraudulently joined

Federal Judge Remands Dilantin Cases to State Court

A federal judge has remanded two phenytoin personal injury actions against Mylan Pharmaceuticals and its corporate parent to state court

Judge Rules Decades-Old Accutane Injury Barred by Statute of Repose

A plaintiff who sued the maker of Accutane nearly 20 years after he ingested the drug is barred by the Texas statute of repose from asserting

Missouri High Court Allows HRT Injury Cases to Proceed

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a trial court did not err in refusing to dismiss a group of hormone therapy drug injury cases for forum non conveniens

Zelnorm Fraud, Warning Claims Don't Create Federal Issues, Judge Rules

A judge has remanded a Zelnorm personal injury claim to state court, despite a resident defendant's contention that doing so would upset

Federal Judge Denies GSK Summary Judgment in Teen Suicide Case

Claims linking Paxil to a teenager's suicide are not preempted because the company may have had evidence warranting the addition of a suicide warning

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