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Whistleblower Lawsuit: Tamiflu Maker Won $1.4B Contract after Deceiving the CDC about Drug’s Pandemic Effectiveness

New legal filing reveals extent of deception by Tamiflu maker Hoffmann-La Roche

BALTIMORE – Drug company Hoffmann-La Roche (OTCMKTS – RHHBY) falsified scientific conclusions and mounted a high-powered marketing and lobbying campaign to deceive the government about the effectiveness of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for fighting a flu pandemic, according to new filings in a federal False Claims Act lawsuit. The case seeks to recover more than $1.4 billion of taxpayer dollars that the federal government wrongly spent to add Tamiflu to the Strategic National Stockpile. Continue reading “Whistleblower Lawsuit: Tamiflu Maker Won $1.4B Contract after Deceiving the CDC about Drug’s Pandemic Effectiveness”

Missouri Appellate Court Finds “Reprehensible” Conduct By J&J in $2.1 Billion Verdict

 2018 jury award reduced due to jurisdictional issues

LOUIS — A Missouri appellate court has unanimously upheld a St. Louis jury’s determination that Johnson & Johnson engaged in “reprehensible conduct” by manufacturing and selling asbestos-containing talcum powder products over the course of many decades. Continue reading “Missouri Appellate Court Finds “Reprehensible” Conduct By J&J in $2.1 Billion Verdict”

The Lanier Law Firm’s Kevin Parker Continues Series of Appellate Wins

 

Texas Supreme Court scratches legal immunity claims of  state lottery contractor 

 

AUSTIN – On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court published a milestone opinion denying sovereign immunity protection claims of GTECH, a contractor that produced and printed scratch-off tickets for the Texas Lottery Commission.  

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McBride Comments on Risky Moves in D&O Coverage

Companies faced with a growing number of liability claims against directors and officers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rising costs of D&O insurance coverage, may be considering creative ways to address the trend. But in a recent Bloomberg News article, the Lanier Law Firm’s Skip McBride cautioned against such tactics as Elon Musk’s decision to insure Tesla’s directors out of his own pocket. Continue reading “McBride Comments on Risky Moves in D&O Coverage”

Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Clear Path to Justice for Asbestos Victims with NJ Supreme Court Win

In early June, after an appellate process that lasted six years, the New Jersey Supreme Court published an opinion stating that manufacturers may be found strictly liable for failure to warn of the dangers of their products, including their asbestos-containing components and a third party’s replacement components. Continue reading “Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Clear Path to Justice for Asbestos Victims with NJ Supreme Court Win”