December 10, 2012
by Sarah Steers
On December 10, 2010, the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases involving the duty of generic drug manufacturers to supply side effect warnings on labels. The Court consolidated three cases, all involving a neurological side effect stemming from the use of the gastric reflux medicine ...[read more]
July 29, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Supreme Court of Canada issued rulings in two major tobacco products cases Friday relieving the federal government of liability for tobacco-related health problems and allowing the provinces to sue the tobacco industry for damages for tobacco-related health care costs. The court ruled ...[read more]
June 27, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The US Supreme Court in a plurality opinion Monday reversed the New Jersey Supreme Court's grant of personal jurisdiction over a UK company in a products liability suit. Robert Nicastro alleged that he was injured by a defective metal-shearing machine manufactured in the UK by J McIntyre ...[read more]
June 7, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer
Two groups of petitioners filed an emergency request with the US Supreme Court Saturday to stop the sale of Chrysler Group assets to Italian automaker Fiat. The first group, consisting of three Indiana state pension and construction funds- the Indiana State Police Pension Fund, the Indiana ...[read more]
May 13, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held Monday that tort claims against a federally licensed gun maker and gun dealer stemming from a 1999 California shooting must be dismissed under a federal statute enacted in 2005. The court concluded that Congress intended the Protection of Lawful ...[read more]
March 4, 2009
by Caitlin Price
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday in Wyeth v. Levine that the drug labeling requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) do not preempt state products liability laws. The case was initiated by a Vermont woman who brought a negligence and failure-to-warn products ...[read more]
November 3, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in the case of Wyeth v. Levine, in which the court will consider whether the drug labeling requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act preempt state products liability laws. A state jury initially found in favor of a Vermont woman ...[read more]
September 6, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
The Supreme Court of Louisiana ruled 4-3 Wednesday that a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that a hospital negligently failed to provide emergency power to sustain life support systems or implement an adequate evacuation plan could proceed without first passing through a medical review panel, a ...[read more]
August 30, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
In re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, Barnett v. Merck & Co., US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, August 30, 2006. Read the full text of the ruling. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
January 23, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Zipursky of Fordham University School of Law says that the ongoing Vioxx litigation is exposing serious shortcomings in America's products liability system... In August, a jury in Texas arrived at a huge verdict of $253 million against Merck Pharmaceutical ...[read more]

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