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GSK asks judge to toss several claims from generic Paxil case

Feb 13 2017

GlaxoSmithKline has urged a federal judge in Illinois to toss several claims to a lawsuit alleging that a generic version of its antidepressant Paxil caused a Reed Smith partner's suicide.

MDL sought for Fiat Chrysler 'clean diesel' vehicles

Feb 13 2017

A federal judicial panel has been asked to create a new multidistrict litigation for lawsuits alleging that Fiat Chrysler installed illegal software in its diesel vehicles to cheat U.S. emissions tests.

Week Ahead in Products Liability, Feb. 13, 2017

Feb 13 2017

Here are some upcoming events of interest to the products liability community. All times local.

Judge pares lawsuit over Seagate hard drives

Feb 10 2017

A federal judge in California has tossed some claims in a proposed class action filed by consumers accusing Seagate Technology LLC of selling them defective hard drives, but will allow claims over the device's failure rates and other issues to proceed.

MDL Watch: New MDL for blood thinner Eliquis

Feb 09 2017

A federal judicial panel has created a new multidistrict litigation for lawsuits alleging Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Pfizer Inc's blood thinner Eliquis causes severe internal bleeding. But it refused to grant MDL status in two other cases, including one alleging pharmaceutical companies failed to warn that a class of acid reflux drugs could cause kidney damage or failure.

Saint-Gobain, Honeywell must face C-8 contamination lawsuit

Feb 08 2017

A federal judge in New York has largely rejected Saint-Gobain's and Honeywell's bid to toss a proposed class action accusing the companies of contaminating local groundwater with a toxic chemical, lowering property values and exposing residents of a small upstate town to health risks.

Bosch says plaintiffs' firm violated court order in emissions suits

Feb 07 2017

Auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH has accused a plaintiffs' law firm of using confidential information from the Volkswagen AG emissions litigation to bring new class action lawsuits against Bosch and other auto manufacturers.

Recall Notice: Takata airbags, laptop batteries, patio chairs

Feb 07 2017

This January, 19 auto manufacturers expanded their Takata airbag recalls, two laptop makers recalled overheating battery packs and an outdoor furniture manufacturer teamed up with U.S. regulators to warn consumers about breaking patio chairs. Reuters has rounded up the following notable recalls from January.

Week Ahead in Products Liability, Feb. 6, 2017

Feb 06 2017

Here are some upcoming events of interest to the products liability community. All times local.

Jury clears Abbott and AbbVie in Depakote birth defect trial

Feb 03 2017

A federal jury in Ohio on Thursday found that drug manufacturers Abbott Laboratories Inc and AbbVie Inc were not responsible for birth defects in a boy whose mother took their antiepileptic drug Depakote while pregnant.

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