Survivors And Workers Of The 9/11 WTC Tragedy Are Suffering From Different Forms Of Cancer, Receive Compensation under Zadroga Bill.
People are still feeling the effects of 9/11. Thousands of individuals volunteered to help in one way or another. Many others survived the ordeal of that day. After the World Trade Center (WTC) bombings, scores of survivors and volunteers that were in the area are now suffering from some form of cancer.
The 9/11 victims fund will cover all financial considerations, including lost income and expenses.
Over 9,000 lawsuits are in progress concerning the makers and distributers of Xarelto, a blood thinner that is produced by both Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the latter being a subsidiary of the drug company Johnson & Johnson. Over 7,000 of these Xarelto lawsuits have been filed in Louisiana alone. Another 1,000 cases have been filed in Delaware, and an additional 1,000 filed in a state court in Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs of Xarelto claim the drug caused bleeding to the brain or intestine, which then lead to more severe side effects. These include hospitalization and death. The plaintiffs are accusing the defendants of not warning their patients of the severe dangers of the drug.
Two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions pertaining to the enforceability of arbitration clauses provide guidance to manufacturers looking to bind consumers through the use of product packaging. Under certain states’ laws, such clauses may be enforceable — so long as reasonable notice is provided, along with notice that failure to return the product constitutes assent, […]
A federal jury in Massachusetts on Friday sided with Amphastar Pharmaceuticals in a patent battle with Momenta Pharmaceuticals and Sandoz, finding that Momenta’s patent for a generic blood thinner was invalid and that the company couldn’t enforce it anyway.
Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners on Friday announced it closed an oversubscribed buyout fund at $2.65 billion after significantly surpassing its $2 billion target and $2.5 billion hard cap.
Former FBI director Louis Freeh on Thursday asked a Pennsylvania state court judge to end a libel suit from former Penn State president Graham Spanier over a report addressing the university’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal, pointing to Spanier’s March criminal conviction.
With its recent decisions in Impression Products and Kirtsaeng, the U.S. Supreme Court emphatically has endorsed a sweeping interpretation of the patent exhaustion and first sale doctrines, which is likely to have significant effects on commerce, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
For all companies engaged in international commerce, guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Second Circuit's controversial decision in the Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation would be welcome. If the Supreme Court's recent request for input from the acting solicitor general is any indication, the court may agree, say Nicholas Melzer and Janet Chung of […]
Monday is National Tequila Day, and tequila manufacturers may have more reason to celebrate than usual — this year a trade association of Mexican companies finally won their battle to register "Tequila" as a certification mark in the United States, says David Kluft of Foley Hoag LLP.
After a global regulatory forum announced tentative new capital requirements for the world’s biggest insurance groups on Friday, the U.K.’s leading trade association quickly raised concerns about the impact of this latest regulatory package, dismissing it as unfit for purpose.
The emergence of connected and autonomous vehicles will lead to industry participants collecting and analyzing immense amounts of data from those vehicles for many purposes. But first, key legal issues must be addressed. European data protection laws present particular challenges, say Oliver Yaros and Ryota Nishikawa of Mayer Brown LLP.