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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Drug Company Was "Prison Raped" At Hepatitis Trial

Posted in Jury Verdicts

The editorial below discusses the $1 billion dollar verdict against drug companies Teva and Baxter.  Said one lawyer requesting anonymity, “The defense counsel will get absolutely railroaded by Judge Walsh, and when I say railroaded, I mean prison raped.” Those of us out here in the cheap seats were under the impression hepatitis was spread… Continue Reading

Solicitor General Files Brief in Pliva v. Mensing, Rejects Preemption

Posted in Preemption

A little late, but better than never.  Especially since the Solicitor General agrees that failure to warn lawsuits against generic manufacturers are not preempted by the FDCA: The court of appeals correctly rejected petitioners’ contention that respondent’s failure-to-warn claims are categorically preempted by the FDCA, and its decision is consistent with the decision of the… Continue Reading