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Merck will pay $5.1 million in attorney fees and institute corporate reforms under the terms of a settlement of a shareholder class action concerning the alleged suppression of negative clinical test results for the blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Vytorin.
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A DVD rental company could not be sued for damages for violating a federal law requiring the timely destruction of old customer records, the 7th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.Read More »
Despite a wave of evidence that too much sitting on the job triggers life-shortening illnesses, most companies and safety regulators are in no hurry to change sedentary working conditions.Read More »
Bayer has agreed to settle about 70 of the approximately 11,300 product liability claims involving the oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin, according to the drug company’s latest annual report.Read More »
The confusing state of the U.S. Supreme Court’s preemption jurisprudence got trickier late last month with a ruling throwing out a state-based failure-to-warn claim on the grounds that federal law occupied the field of locomotive safety.Read More »
Despite assurances from Chief Justice John Roberts that such a move was unnecessary and unwise, a group of lawmakers is pushing the Supreme Court to drop its current self-policing policy for recusals and formally adopt the same judicial code of ethics that binds other federal judges.Read More »