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GlaxoSmithKline to change Avandia’s warning label

The type 2 diabetes drug Avandia, the subject of thousands of lawsuits, will get a new warning label and medication guide, according to manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline. The new label will provide information about tighter FDA restrictions on the drug and warn of potential heart failure linked to the drug.

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Small firm wins $21.1 million in retrial over failed lifeline

A four-lawyer firm won a jury verdict of over $21 million against the manufacturer of a self-retracting lifeline that failed when an iron worker wearing the lifeline was struck by a load of aluminum plates while working on a raised worksite in downtown Omaha, Neb.

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A defendant who lost a motion seeking summary judgment based on qualified immunity may not appeal that decision post-trial. See “Summary judgment can’t be appealed post-trial” U.S. Supreme Court. Ortiz v. Jordan, No. 09-737. Jan. 24, 2011. Lawyers USA No. ...

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