Topic: Product Liability

Jury Awards $141 Million Against Pfizer in Connection With Off-Label Use of Neurontin

A federal jury in Boston recently returned a verdict against Pfizer Inc. in connection with claims that Pfizer unlawfully promoted off-label uses of its anti-epilepsy drug Neurontin.  The plaintiffs, a group of hospitals and HMOs, claimed that Pfizer had fooled them into believing that Neurontin was effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder, neuropathic pain and other conditions. 

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Live Blog – Chinese Drywall Insurance Conference – October 22, 2009 – Miami Beach, Florida

EAPD participated in the October 22, 2009 sessions of the Chinese Drywall Insurance Conference taking place in Miami Beach, Florida.  The day included a lively discussion between attorneys on all sides of this emerging issue, including attorneys representing homeowners, builders, suppliers, and insurers.  Summaries of those discussions are set out below. 

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EAPD WEBINAR: Up Against a Chinese Drywall – Recent Developments in the Ongoing Products Liability and Coverage Litigation

The Insurance and Reinsurance Department of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge invites you to join them for “Up Against A Chinese Drywall:  Recent Developments in the Ongoing Products Liability and Coverage Litigation” – a complimentary 60 minute webinar to be held Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 12:00pm EDT / 4:00pm GMT. 

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EAPD WEBINAR: Up Against a Chinese Drywall – Recent Developments in the Ongoing Products Liability and Coverage Litigation

The Insurance and Reinsurance Department of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge invites you to join them for “Up Against A Chinese Drywall:  Recent Developments in the Ongoing Products Liability and Coverage Litigation” – a complimentary 60 minute webinar to be held Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 12:00pm EDT / 4:00pm GMT. 

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Chinese Drywall – Federal Judge Issues Default Against Chinese Drywall Manufacturer

A federal judge in New Orleans has defaulted a defendant, Taishan Gypsum Company, in a products liability class action lawsuit.  The Judge held Taishan Gypsum in default because it failed to respond to a class action complaint.  Taishan Gypsum allegedly is one of the largest manufacturers of Chinese drywall. 

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