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Florida federal court judge sends insurer’s Chinese Drywall suit to New Orleans MDL

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2010

On September 22, 2010, a U.S. District Court Judge in the Middle District of Florida transferred an insurer’s Chinese Drywall coverage case to the District Court in New Orleans, where Multi-District Chinese Drywall Litigation is pending

Jury finds in favor of botox manufacturer in off-label use trial

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

A California jury recently returned a verdict in favor of Allergan, Inc., in a trial involving claims that Allergan’s promotion of an off-label use of its drug Botox caused the death of a pediatric patient suffering from cerebral palsy

Learned intermediary doctrine: Eleventh Circuit upholds summary judgment in favor of manufacturer in lawsuit claiming antidepressant caused suicide

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently relied upon the learned intermediary doctrine in affirming summary judgment in favor of Smithkline Beecham Corp. (“SBC”) in a lawsuit claiming that the antidepressant Paxil caused the decedent to commit suicide

Jury awards $141 million against Pfizer in connection with off-label use of Neurontin

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2010

A federal jury in Boston recently returned a verdict against Pfizer Inc. in connection with claims that Pfizer unlawfully promoted off-label uses of its anti-epilepsy drug Neurontin

Chinese drywall first bellwether trial ongoing

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2010

The first federal trial in the nationwide Chinese drywall controversy began on February 19th, 2010 in New Orleans and is ongoing

Eight Circuit rejects FDA preemption defense raised by generic drug manufacturers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2010

On November 27, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that failure to warn claims directed at generic pharmaceutical manufacturers are not preempted by federal law

Delaware court holds that endorsement requires exhaustion of separate retained limits for each lot or batch of contaminated peanut butter

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2009

Stephen Prignano and Denise Kraft, of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, LLP, have obtained summary judgment for Lexington Insurance Company ("Lexington") in an insurance coverage dispute arising out of a salmonella outbreak caused by contaminated peanut butter

New York appellate court: claims against manufacturer of ear protectors

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2009

Earlier this month, a New York appellate court held that claims against the manufacturer of protective devices for ears were barred by the three-year statute of limitations governing actions to recover damages for personal injury

Federal judge issues default against Chinese drywall manufacturer

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2009

A federal judge in New Orleans has defaulted a defendant, Taishan Gypsum Company, in a products liability class action lawsuit

California appellate court applies government contractor immunity defense to boilers on naval vessels in asbestos-related decision

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2009

Earlier this month, a California appellate court held that the government contractor immunity defense applies to a boiler manufactured to United States Navy specifications, shielding the manufacturer from a design defect claim