Author Archives: Pat Murphy

Mo. class actions over drug expiration dates removable under CAFA

State class actions alleging that drug makers labeled their products with deceptive expiration dates met the amount-in-controversy requirement for removal under the Class Action Fairness Act, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.

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Benchmarks: Federal judge blasts Mississippi’s cap on damages

A federal judge expressed his frustration with Mississippi’s cap on noneconomic damages when earlier this month he trimmed $4.45 million from a medical malpractice verdict compensating a family for the loss of a young mother and her unborn child.

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Life insurer couldn’t deny benefits based on trucker’s use of meth

A narcotics exclusion in a life insurance policy did not apply to bar the payment of benefits for a truck driver who died in an crash while under the influence of methamphetamine, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in ...

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