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Fresh GOP Lawsuit Over Obamacare

Today, Republican lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have filed a long-threatened lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.”  This is not by any stretch the first time we’ve seen the GOP sue over Obamacare, but as it comes not 24 hours after the President’s speech outlining new executive orders over immigration, ...

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ROV Regulations Published by CPSC 11/19/2014

As I wrote on Tuesday, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced it would propose new ROV regulations, aiming to make these recreational off-highway vehicles more safe.  On Wednesday, the proposal was made formal and was released online.  The full release is available here, and below I have included a few excerpts. “The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission ...

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DuPont Leak Kills Four, Prompts Wrongful Death Suit

As you may have heard by now, a chemical spill at a Texas DuPont plant left four dead and another hospitalized last Saturday.  This plant, in La Porte, Texas – a small city near Houston, manufacturers manufacturers a variety of products, including plastics, fertilizers, and insecticides.  The cause of the DuPont leak has not been determined, the company says. According ...

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CPSC Proposes New ROV Regulations

Today, the Federal Register announced that proposed new regulations for the operation and manufacture of recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) by the Consumer Product Safety Commission will be published tomorrow. These proposed ROV regulations will set safety standards for ROV manufacturers, hopefully making these vehicles safer for all who enjoy them. The announcement stated, “The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has ...

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GOP Seeks House Dems to Support Affordable Care Act Changes

Over the past several years, the GOP has enlisted the “Democrats Against Obamacare” caucus to help provide the appearance of bipartisanship in its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and make significant Affordable Care Act Changes.  Unfortunately for Republicans, many such Democratic lawmakers were ousted in the 2014 midterm elections.  Now, as The New York Times reports, the “G.O.P. ...

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Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Developments

Pelvic mesh litigation now comprises over 60,000 cases in the federal MDL, proceeding in the Southern District of West Virginia, and notable developments in the MDL and in cases proceeding in state and federal courts continue as cases prepare for bellwether trials. Judge Goodwin issued a fascinating opinion on the application of the learned intermediary doctrine under West Virginia law ...

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Cook Medical IVC MDL Cases Transfered to Southern District of Indiana

Plaintiffs in 12 of 27 pending cases against Cook Medical successfully moved the Judicial Panel on Multi District Litigation (“JPMDL”) for centralization of their cases into an MDL.  These cases were centralized into an MDL,  In re Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Location, MDL No. 2570, and were transferred to the Southern District of ...

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Mylan and EpiPens in the News

Mylan Pharmaceuticals is splashed across news sites as it announces a partnership with Disney theme parks, to make park users more aware of stations set up for use of EpiPen epinephrine autoinjectors, for patrons experiencing severe allergic reactions. Mylan also announced that it was expanding a program to provide the autoinjector pens, free of charge, to schools.  Pennsylvania joined a ...

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Airbag Recall Widened to Include 50,000 More Nissan Cars

Today, the LA Times reported that the Takata airbag recall widened to include over 50,000 more Nissan cars.  As we wrote earlier, faulty airbags from this Japanese parts maker can explode on deployment, sending metal and plastic shrapnel into both drivers and those rising in the front passenger seat.  In all, this recall affects 7.8 million cars in the United ...

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