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James Nevin Became Youngest Ever Associate Member of ABOTA
February 9, 2012 — On October 15, 2011, James P. Nevin became the youngest ever associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) San Francisco Chapter. The American Board of Trial Advocates is the national association of experienced...
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Brayton Purcell Selected for Sustainable North Bay Award
Assembly member Jared Huffman will present his January Sustainable North Bay Award to Brayton Purcell LLP in recognition of its environmentally responsible business practices. For more than a decade, Brayton Purcell has been striving to minimize its impact on the...
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Big Asbestos Trial Under Way in San Francisco
Cynthia Foster, The Recorder San Francisco — January 18, 2012 — Lawyers for about 30 different defendants crowded into a makeshift San Francisco courtroom this week as trial got under way, after some delays, in a major asbestos case. Plaintiff’s...
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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Racketeering Case Against Big Tobacco
Earlier this month, Judge Gladys Kessler refused to vacate her 2006 ruling finding that Philip Morris and other tobacco companies were guilty of racketeering. Her newest ruling effectively blocks, for the present, tobacco’s attempt to get out from under Justice...
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California Supreme Court Justices Decide Fate of Smokers’ Lawsuits
Tobacco Companies Suggest Smokers See Into the Future to Preserve Their Statute of Limitations Twenty years ago Nikki Pooshs developed periodontal disease and COPD related to smoking. At the time, she decided to live with both of these conditions rather...
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New Graphic Warning Labels Showcase Tobacco Dangers
FDA Seeking Public Comment on Updates to Required Warning November 16, 2010 — Images of diseased lungs, corpses and addictive behaviors along with warnings like “Smoking can kill you” are among the example warning labels the FDA may require for...
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Bayer Opts to Settle Trasylol® Suits on Case by Case Basis
Bayer’s Settlement Framework Weighs Each Suit on Several Factors November 2, 2010 — To date, Bayer has settled approximately 200 of the 2,000 cases against it over the drug Trasylol, used to control bleeding during heart surgeries. Rather than settlements...
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Cobertura ampliada de Medicare para asesoramiento para dejar de fumar
La Ley de Atención Médica Asequible abre las puertas a los servicios de atención preventiva 24 de septiembre de 2010: El tabaquismo y las enfermedades relacionadas con el tabaco son la causa de muerte más prevenible en los Estados Unidos. Las enfermedades derivadas del tabaquismo causan más de 400.000 muertes anuales en...
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El juicio de Fosamax® termina con un veredicto para el demandante: Merck pagará 8 millones de dólares
Merck pagará $8 millones en daños en el juicio por jurado de Fosamax® 28 de julio de 2010 - Un jurado de Nueva York otorgó a Shirley Boles, de Fort Walton Beach, FL, $8 millones en daños compensatorios de su caso contra Merck & Co, que...
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National Gypsum forma parte de una nueva demanda colectiva
National Gypsum se centra en la nueva demanda sobre paneles de yeso 26 de enero de 2010: el fabricante estadounidense de paneles de yeso National Gypsum ha sido nombrado en una demanda colectiva por producir paneles de yeso con propiedades corrosivas similares a los paneles de yeso chinos defectuosos. National Gypsum ha negado su culpa por...
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