Topic: Product Liability Cases
The U.S. is supporting Merck in the Fosamax case, which addresses the question of whether FDA decisions shield pharma from state suits.
A judge decided a $140 million AndroGel verdict against AbbVie was inconsistent and ordered a new trial in the fall.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Merck's appeal in a long-running Fosamax liability fight, a move that could ripple through the pharma industry.
Merck's ruling at the Supreme Court could affect liability lawsuits across Big Pharma.
A South Carolina lawsuit alleging a link between Johnson & Johnson's baby powder and mesothelioma ended in a mistrial.
In response to the Supreme Court’s request to weigh in, the Solicitor General sided with Merck, saying that preemption should be determined by a judge, not a jury.
J&J and its co-defendants were ordered to pay $25.75 million in damages in the company's latest talc defeat, wrapped up in court Thursday.
Patients allege that Gilead held off on developing its better HIV candidates until older drugs neared the end of their patent lives.
AbbVie scored a major reduction of damages in a retrial of an AndroGel liability case brought by plaintiff Jesse Mitchell.
Merck's appeal to the Supreme Court has drawn in the U.S. Solicitor General, and the outcome could reverberate across the pharmaceutical industry.