Hitting back in the multi-district litigation brought by current and former professional football players alleging injuries from head trauma, the National Football League has filed a motion to dismiss the suits as “labor disputes” preempted by federal law.
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle the first three of approximately 8,000 lawsuits over hip implants recalled by the company’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit in 2010, according to Bloomberg News.
The parties to the Actos product liability multidistrict litigation will use predictive coding technology in a cooperative manner in managing the discovery of electronically stored information, a U.S. District Court in Louisiana has ordered.
Bayer could pay more than $1.2 billion to settle personal injury lawsuits over the company’s Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, according to a recent stock filing.
Federal law should not have been applied in determining what constituted “reasonable” attorney fees in a successful consumer class action against auto makers Volkswagen and Audi, the 1st Circuit has ruled in vacating a $30 million fee award.
Toyota can’t compel the arbitration of class claims brought by customers who seek damages for diminution in the market value of their vehicles as a result of alleged defects that lead to incidents of sudden, unintended acceleration, a U.S. District Court in California has ruled.
After more than a decade, the litigation against Hoffman-LaRoche, the maker of the acne drug Accutane, continues to grow.
More than 7,000 cases are currently on file in multi-district litigation consolidated in New Jersey state court, and both sides continue to vigorously litigate with no settlement negotiations in sight.
Lawsuits against three major vaginal mesh device manufacturers have been centralized in multidistrict litigations in West Virginia.
Once again, the defense has prevailed in a Levaquin bellwether trial.
Last week, a federal jury in Minnesota returned a defense verdict in a trial that is part of the multi-district litigation against Johnson & Johnson over the side effects of Levaquin, used to treat severe bacterial infections.
Lawsuits filed in federal court alleging that knee implants are defective have been consolidated in an MDL in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.