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HTMLDrug Quality and Security Act Does Not Apply to Veterinary Compounding
Patrick C. Gallagher, Rachael G. Pontikes, Alison T. Rosenblum; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015
While the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) provided a new regulatory framework for compounded medications for use in human medicine, it does not apply to veterinary compounded medications. There has been some confusion in the industry, but veterinary compounded medications are still regulated...

 

HTMLIn Product Liability Case, Trial Court Abused Discretion by Admitting Opinion of Plaintiff’s Expert
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015
In Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. v. Duncan, No. 140216, 2015 WL 110597 (Va. Jan. 8, 2015), a product liability case involving an automobile crash, the Supreme Court of Virginia held that Plaintiff’s expert’s opinion that the automobile was unreasonably dangerous based on the location of the...

 

Adobe PDFNew Jersey Supreme Court Bars Ex Parte Judicial Communication with Jurors
Amy M. Handler, Beth S. Rose; Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
“Oh, to have been a fly on that jury room wall...” After the entry of a jury verdict, following months or, in many instances, years of litigation, this thought is not uncommon among most attorneys and their clients. It is a natural reaction to want to discover the “whys”...

 

HTMLFood Court Report: Plaintiffs Challenging Food Labels May Be Required to Conduct Expensive Consumer Perception Surveys to Demonstrate Deception
Douglas J. Behr; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
A federal judge in California recently made it more difficult for plaintiffs to demonstrate that food labels are misleading. The judge's ruling points to the need for consumer perception surveys to demonstrate that consumers were misled by allegedly false food labels. Consumer perception surveys...

 

HTMLElmira Hydraulic Residential Elevator Recalled Due to Risk of Crushing Children
Meghan C. Quinlivan; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015
Elevator manufacturer Elmira Hydraulic recalled 240 of its residential elevators March 19 after several reports of children being crushed by the elevator gate, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported.

 

HTML3 Deaths and 5 Illnesses Result from Bacteria-Infected Blue Bell Ice Cream
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
Popular ice cream maker Blue Bell recalled 10 different products March 13 after three deaths were linked to contaminated ice cream, according to NPR affiliate WABE in Atlanta.

 

HTMLIngredient in Popular Weedkiller Roundup may Lead to Cancer
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015
A new report from the World Health Organization found people with higher levels of a carcinogen known as glyphosate are at greater risk for developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to Forbes.

 

HTMLStates with Medical Marijuana See Falling Opioid Death Rate
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center discovered the number of opioid overdoses decreased overtime in states with legalized marijuana.

 

HTMLNC Bills To Allow Direct Sales by Distilleries and Expansion of Liquor Products to Festivals and Trade Shows
Jennifer A. Morgan; Williams Mullen;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
North Carolina Senate Bill 24 and House Bill 107 are parallel bills pending before the North Carolina legislature. If passed, they would allow distilleries located in North Carolina to sell their product directly to visitors to the distillery for consumption off premises and would allow...

 

HTMLFirst Risperdal Trial Ends With $2.5 Million Verdict Against J&J
Lieff Cabraser Heimann Bernstein LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
A Philadelphia jury returned a $2.5 million verdict against healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson for a 20-year-old autistic man from Alabama who allegedly developed large breasts as a teenager while prescribed the antipsychotic medication Risperdal. The lawsuit charged that Johnson & Johnson...

 


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