The Solicitor General is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to ignore the front of the line in the Defense of Marriage Act petitions for certiorari and instead agree to hear the last one filed.
The parents of a 14-year-old girl have filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the makers of the popular beverage Monster Energy were guilty of fraudulent concealment and negligence in marketing the drink to their child.
An independent watch dog group has reported a 23.8 percent increase in the number of reports of serious adverse events associated with the use of various medications during the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the same time period last year.
The first lawsuits have been filed by plaintiffs claiming they have experienced symptoms of meningitis or contracted the bacterial infection after receiving contaminated steroid injections distributed by a Massachusetts-based company.
The first trial pool case in a multidistrict litigation against Pfizer’s anti-smoking medication Chantix settled last week, just days before the trial was to begin.
In a second victory for the biotech industry in one year, the Federal Circuit has reinstated its ruling that a company’s isolation of human genetic material, and its process for using that material to determine the effectiveness of certain cancer therapies, meet the threshold test for patent-eligibility.