Long-time smokers could not sue Philip Morris for manufacturing cigarettes that allegedly contained unnecessarily dangerous levels of carcinogens, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.Read More »
Recipients of the now-recalled Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement system are entitled to medical monitoring for “serious” post-implant side effects, which allegedly include potential blood poisoning from toxic metals, according to a class action filed in Florida federal court.Read More »
Certain residents in the vicinity of a massive gasoline leak could not recover damages for their fear of contracting cancer from toxic chemicals released into their groundwater, a Maryland appellate court has ruled in an en banc decision.Read More »
Plaintiffs who claimed they had an increased risk of illness due to their exposure to beryllium were required to demonstrate “sensitization” before obtaining medical monitoring, the 3rd Circuit has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.Read More »
As the year comes to a close, here’s a look back at 10 of the most ground-breaking decisions issued by federal and state courts in 2009.
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Long-term cigarette smokers can sue a tobacco company for the cost of medical monitoring required due to their increased risk of lung cancer, Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled in answering questions certified by a U.S. District Court.Read More »
At least two class actions have been filed over allegedly defective Chinese drywall installed in thousands of homes, and more suits are expected. “These claims are roaring ahead, and the damages are staggering,” said Robert Gary, a partner with Gary ...Read More »