Pfizer Inc. may have to face lawsuits by insurers alleging the company improperly marketed the epilepsy drug Neurontin after an appeals court found the cases were improperly denied class-action status.
GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s settlement of lawsuits over its Avandia drug triggered a challenge from nine law firms to a bid by lead attorneys for almost three-quarters of a $143 million fee fund, including one seeking about $2,700 per hour, according to two people familiar with the matter.
BP Plc and the lead lawyers representing victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill urged a judge to approve a proposed $7.8 billion partial settlement of claims, while attorneys for thousands of plaintiffs sought rejection or modification of the agreement.
BP Plc, Transocean Ltd. and Halliburton Co., with billions of dollars on the line, are set to find out from a federal judge who among them is to blame for the April 20, 2010, explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Toyota Motor Corp. won the right to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that car owners who hadn’t experienced unintended acceleration could sue the company over economic losses related to the alleged defect.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is seeking a court order to stop Virginia election officials from printing or distributing primary ballots after his presidential campaign was told his name wouldn’t appear on them.
A federal judge in Virginia said he’ll rule by yearend whether President Barack Obama ’s health- care overhaul is constitutional, adding that his decision will be a “brief stop” in the case on its way to the Supreme Court.
Johnson & Johnson must pay more than $1.1 billion in fines, a judge ruled after an Arkansas jury found the company’s officials misled doctors and patients about the risks of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.