New Study Shows Link Between Talcum Powder Use and Ovarian Cancer

February 15, 2017

A study published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention on January 11, 2017 found a small, but statistically significant, link between women’s talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. While there has been a growing body of literature regarding the

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RICO Lawsuit Alleging State Farm Bankrolled Illinois Judge Gains Class Action Status

October 31, 2016

On September 16, 2016 an Illinois federal judge certified a class of State Farm policyholders who had filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) lawsuit, alleging that State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and others defrauded policyholders of

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Generic Drug Labeling: FDA Provides Guidance For Label Updates

July 12, 2016

Just over five years ago, in June 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court decided PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing,[1] a case which has served to buffer generic drug makers from failure-to-warn lawsuits. In short, the Court held that federal drug regulations applicable

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A New Analysis of Old Data Finds that the Antidepressant Paxil is Unsafe for Teenagers

September 29, 2015

Scientific and medical literature is routinely cited by both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation. Such literature usually comes from scientific and medical journals, and has often gone through a review process, known as “peer review” in which the author’s work

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Will the EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Report Affect Litigation?

June 15, 2015

On June 4, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its findings on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on drinking water resources. The EPA’s nearly 1,000 page draft assessment, which was conducted at the request

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Recent Ninth Circuit Ruling on Nutrition Labeling is a Win for Consumers

March 24, 2015

On March 13, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a consumer-friendly decision in Reid v. Johnson & Johnson, a false advertising case concerning assertions made by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary about its product Benecol.

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New Rules for Clinical Trial Transparency: Did the NIH and FDA Provide a Solution or Merely Identify a Problem?

December 17, 2014

Clinical trials—or the lack thereof—often play a central role in cases involving dangerous drugs and medical devices. If and when manufacturers had knowledge of the dangers associated with their products goes directly to the liability of those manufacturers. All too

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Who’s the Manufacturer? 3-D Printing Implications for Product Liability Law

May 29, 2014

3-D printing—the process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a virtual computer model—is quickly becoming a reality. This evolving technology allows individuals to print physical objects based on computer blueprints in almost real time. In

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