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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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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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Arbitration ruling divides litigation bar, spurs calls to Congress


WASHINGTON – The chasm between civil defense attorneys who extol the virtues of mandatory arbitration agreements and members of the plaintiffs’ bar who say the pacts strip consumers of their right to redress was widened by the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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