Daily Archives: December 26, 2012 - 3 results


Posted 1 year ago in Products Liability by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court To Examine Generic Drug Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next year on whether lawsuits against defective generic drugs can proceed in state court if they are not in violation of federal law. In Mutual Pharmaceutical Co v. Bartlett, the court will decide if federal law protecting generic drugs trumps state consumer protection laws, or if both can exist in harmony. If the court finds the laws to be in conflict, consumers will not be able to bring lawsuits over injuries they suffered …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Litigation by Sylvia Hsieh  
Beauty Queen Pays $5M for Calling Miss USA Contest ‘Rigged’

A beauty queen who said the Miss USA contest was fixed must pay the pageant $5 million for defamation. Miss Pennsylvania USA, Sheena Monnin, said on Facebook and on the “Today” show that the five Miss USA finalists were already picked before the pageant aired on live TV. The pageant organization sued for defamation, claiming that those comments caused a sponsor to pull out of paying a $5 million fee. The case went to arbitration, based on an arbitration provision …

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L.A. Clippers Owner Must Pay Actress for Apartment Fire

L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been ordered by a jury to pay $17.3 million to an actress who lived in a building owned by Sterling that caught fire. Actress Robyn Cohen, who has had roles in “The Life Aquatic” with Steve Zissou and, ironically, the thriller “Burned,” claimed the fire in the West Hollywood apartment caused emotional turmoil that hurt her career. The fire was reportedly caused by an electrical problem. Cohen claims she was in the middle of …

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