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ALEC Helps Big Business Invade Local Lawmaking State By State

Click here to read more Lawyers.com coverage of ALEC and the organization’s anti-consumer agenda. The American Legislative Exchange Council kicks off its annual meeting today in Chicago, celebrating its 40th birthday. The organization is a network of conservative state legislators and some of the biggest corporate giants in the world that work together to influence local lawmaking and put the corporate agenda on the books state by state. Yet in spite of its wide reach, few citizens are even aware …

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Posted 1 year ago in Products Liability by Aaron Kase  
No Lawsuits For Defective Generic Drugs, Supreme Court Rules

Generic drug makers cannot be sued when their products injure or kill consumers, the Supreme Court ruled today, even if the drugs are defective. In Bartlett v. Mutual Pharmaceuticals, the court in a 5-4 decision continued its recent history of using federal protections for pharmaceutical companies to put them out of reach of state laws. The case started with the disfigurement of Karen Bartlett, whose skin suffered massive burns and who lost most of her vision after taking a generic …

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Posted 1 year ago in Products Liability by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court to Decide if Generic Drug Makers Can Be Sued

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard arguments in a case that will further refine to what extent the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs can be sued in state court. In Bartlett v. Mutual Pharmaceuticals, the justices will decide if federal law that governs the design of generic drugs preempts state consumer protection laws in cases where the drugs injure patients. Karen Bartlett was blinded and suffered horrific skin problems in 2004, with two-thirds of her body becoming an open wound, …

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Posted 2 years 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 2 years ago in Personal Injury Products Liability by Aaron Kase  
Propecia Hair Loss Drug Causes Permanent Impotence

Receding hairlines be gone, promised Propecia, a 1990s-era drug originally created to combat prostate cancer. As it turned out, the hormones in the drug were remarkably effective in halting or reversing male pattern baldness. Unfortunately, as baldness disappeared, so followed erections. The regrettable side effects of the drug were a known issue, and the manufacturer included a warning about them on the drug label. However, the warning said that the side effects stopped when use of Propecia stopped. Now separate …

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