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Mandatory Gym Class for Obese College Students on Shaky Legal Ground?

Lincoln University in Pennsylvania instituted a policy in 2006 requiring students with a body mass index of over 30 to take a one-credit gym class to graduate.

Now that members…

Juries Award $103M in Punitives in Two Prempro Cases

Philadelphia juries have awarded two breast-cancer victims $103 million in punitive damages in two separate cases against Pfizer Inc. involving the marketing of the hormone replacement drug Prempro.

Jurors had…

Jury Says Philip Morris Must Pay $300M to Longtime Smoker

A jury in South Florida says Philip Morris USA must pay $300 million, including $244 million in punitive damages, to a 25-year Benson & Hedges smoker who argued that the…

Foley & Lardner IP Practice Gets Boost from $208M Gov’t Contract

A $208 million contract to provide intellectual property services to the National Institutes of Health for up to 10 years has been awarded to Foley…

Nevada Supremes Consider Pharmacy Liability for Painkiller Customer’s Accident

The Nevada Supreme Court is considering whether pharmacies can be held liable for a fatal car accident caused by a woman who bought almost 4,500 doses of prescription painkillers in…

Jury Awards Punitives in Hormone Case Against Wyeth, But Amount Is Sealed

A Philadelphia jury awarded punitive damages yesterday in Connie Barton’s case over the Prempro hormone replacement therapy marketed by Wyeth.

But the amount of the award won’t be known for…

Woman Can’t Take Her Pet Monkey to Restaurants, Federal Judge Rules

A Missouri woman has lost her legal bid to have her monkey, Richard, accompany her to restaurants and other business establishments.

Richard is a pet, not a service animal to…

$9M Verdict for ED Treatment Gone Bad

A Georgia man who claimed the treatment he receive for erectile dysfunction left him permanently scarred has been awarded more than $9 million in damages.

John Henry Howard received the…

Court to Decide Extent of Liability for Immigrant’s Delayed Cancer Treatment

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case of Francisco Castaneda, a Salvadoran immigrant who died in custody after the U.S. government delayed treatment for what turned…

Family Files Claim Over Child’s Death from ‘Inappropriate’ Dental Patch

The family of an autistic teen who died in his sleep of ketamine and Fentanyl intoxication after his mother applied a topical painkiller patch prescribed after dental work has filed…

Medical Students Say Too Much Online About Patients and Themselves

Attention health care and tort lawyers: Evidence in your next medical malpractice case may be just an Internet surfing session away.

Even though patient confidentiality rules apply, medical students are…

Would the Supreme Court Strike Down Mandatory Health Insurance?

Would the U.S. Supreme Court uphold a mandatory health insurance plan? The issue is being debated on blogs and in op-eds, with some big differences of opinion emerging.

A proposal…

Mass Tort Case Contends Denture Cream Can Be Dangerous

Complaints by 25 individuals from at least 11 states that their denture cream is unduly dangerous are being consolidated into a mass tort case before a federal judge in Miami.

Australian Teen Criminally Charged Over Alleged Self-Induced Abortion

In the first such prosecution in over 50 years, a 19-year-old Australian woman has been criminally charged for allegedly using a Chinese version of the RU486 morning-after drug to perform…

‘King of Collagen’ Michael Jackson Doc Sues Over Rival’s Comments to Tabloid

A dermatologist to former King of Pop Michael Jackson has sued a rival California physician for libel, contending that the doctor’s comments to a British tabloid newspaper has harmed his…

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