U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case on Generic Drug Liability

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a landmark case on generic drug liability that could potentially impact the ability of consumers to bring product liability lawsuits against drug manufacturers if they are harmed by generic drugs. The case – Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett – involves an appeal by Takeda Phamaceutical Co.’s Mutual […]

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Pharmacy Linked to Meningitis Outbreak Files Bankruptcy

The pharmacy linked to the meningitis outbreak that has rocked the nation has filed for bankruptcy. According to an article in the Boston Herald, New England Compounding Company (NECC) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection in order to establish a fund to compensate for those who have been affected by the meningitis outbreak. […]

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Hospitals Seek to Reduce Number of Surgical Errors

Surgical errors are among the most common types of medical malpractice. According to an article in the LA Times, pervasiveness and catastrophic impact of surgical errors has resulted in a number of new laws and regulations in recent years. For instance, in 2007, California began requiring hospitals to report certain errors and fining them if […]

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Toyota Settles Unintended Acceleration Litigation for $1.4 Billion

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to a staggering settlement of up to $1.4 billion to resolve claims regarding problems with sudden and unintended acceleration of its vehicles. The billion dollar settlement would resolve lawsuits brought by owners who claim that the value of their vehicles plummeted as result of the unintended acceleration recalls. The lawsuits […]

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December 2012 In the News

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 Telly Liapis attended the NWCBA Holiday Party. On Saturday, December 8, 2012 Howard Ankin attended the Black Teamsters Hispanic Caucus Ball. Also on Saturday, December 8, 2012 Howard Ankin was in attendance for the Children’s Memorial Ball in support of the efforts of Children’s Memorial Hospital. The Children’s Ball is […]

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Amgen Will Pay $762 Million to Settle Off-Label Marketing Lawsuit

Amgen has agreed to pay $762 million to settle allegations that it misbranded its anemia drug Aranesp. According to an article in Bloomberg, a plea agreement reached between Amgen and federal prosecutors was accepted by a U.S. District Judge Sterling Johnson in New York on December 19, 2012. Pursuant to the agreement, Amgen will pay […]

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Could There Soon Be Limitations on Asbestos Litigation in Ohio?

Ohio governor John Kasich is expected to sign a controversial bill that would require plaintiffs in asbestos lawsuits to cite all other entities they have sued, including any bankruptcy trusts, and set forth the evidence used in those other lawsuits. Since manufacturers of asbestos-related products often seek bankruptcy court protection and create trusts to protect […]

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Update on Tobacco Litigation

Tobacco litigation has been the source of significant controversy for the past 15 years, and there have been major developments in recent months. Bloomberg is reporting that Philip Morris USA announced that it, along with other cigarette makers, would release to 17 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico their respective portions of more […]

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Honda Recalls 870,000 SUVs and Minivans

Honda recently recalled more than 870,000 SUVs and minivans around the world, including more than 807,000 in the United States, due to defects that can cause the car to roll away even if the driver has removed the key from the ignition. The recall includes 347,00 Honda Odyssey minivans and 277,000 Honda Pilot SUVs with […]

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