Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. executives hid the risks of its Actos diabetes drug from consumers and doctors and should be held liable for a former shopkeeper’s cancer, a lawyer said at the start of the first federal trial over the medication.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. must let a jury hear claims that it intentionally destroyed files related its Actos diabetes drug, a judge ruled before the first federal trial over allegations the pills cause bladder cancer.
Federal jurors began hearing a contract dispute today over whether Ingersoll Rand Plc owes $11 million or $72 million to 130 employees under an incentive plan tied to its sale of a subsidiary, Dresser-Rand Group Inc.
Plaintiff lawyers involved in Merck & Co. ’s $4.85 billion Vioxx settlement are accusing some of their colleagues of attempting to hog the lion’s share of more than $315 million in fees spawned by the accord.
About a dozen state attorneys general met last week to discuss their mortgage investigations and how they might work together as settlement talks with banks over foreclosures drag on, three people familiar with the matter said.