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Federal appeals court sends asbestos case back to state level

A lawsuit against a private shipyard company accused of exposing a former employee’s daughter to asbestos which allegedly caused her to die of cancer has been sent back to state court.

Federal judge rules 1,200 Xarelto lawsuits will be removed from MDL for disposition in separate trials

Pennsylvania Record

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge has ruled that 1,200 product liability lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of anti-coagulant drug Xarelto will soon be removed from their multi-district litigation (MDL) status, for resolution in separate jury trials.

Appeals court rules Louisiana isn’t bound by Flonase antitrust settlement

BATON ROUGE — The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that an antitrust settlement that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reached over its efforts to put a hold on generic alternatives to Flonase nasal spray won’t put the brakes on a similar claim in Louisiana.

Louisiana lawyer says suing drugmakers for opioid crisis is not the way to solve epidemic

NEW ORLEANS —A number of class-action lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical companies in recent years, alleging they created a public nuisance in the form of widespread opioid addiction, much like cigarette makers have been blamed for cancer caused by tobacco use.

Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

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California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, HMO Louisiana file seven new suits in alleged price-fixing conspiracy

&&&Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and HMO Louisiana recently filed seven additional lawsuits to recover money lost after drug companies allegedly conspired to fix the cost of generic drugs.

Disabled woman claims Life Insurance Co. of North America paid incorrect amount

NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi woman alleges her disability benefit payments were not correctly calculated.

Xarelto makers win first case, prepare to defend others

The companies defending a lawsuit filed against them for safety concerns over blood-thinning drug Xarelto say their first win in a string of bellwether court cases bolsters their claims the drug is safe and contains proper patient warnings.

First Xarelto federal bellwether trial beginning in Louisiana court

NEW ORLEANS – The initial bellwether trial to ascertain whether the manufacturers of Xarelto are liable for claims which allege the blood-thinning medication caused injury or death to more than 15,000 patients was slated to begin Monday in a Louisiana federal court.

Louisiana lawyer honors Mississippi war hero with new book

LAFAYETTE — A Louisiana attorney has penned the first-ever biography of a Mississippi native who took on major roles in shaping the outcome of both World War I and II.

Suit filed against Xarelto makers over alleged injuries

NEW ORLEANS – A man claims he suffered brain injuries as a result of taking Xarelto.

Man alleges Xarelo caused mother's death

NEW ORLEANS – An estate executor has filed suit against several pharmaceutical companies alleging a drug cause his mother's death.

Man claims Xarelto caused heart attack

NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish man alleges a prescription drug used to treat deep vein thrombosis and other medical issues caused a heart attack.

Xarelto caused injures, Illinois man claims

NEW ORLEANS – An Illinois man has filed suit against several pharmaceutical companies alleging he was injured by a prescription drug.

Georgia man allegedly injured from taking Xarelto

NEW ORLEANS – The representative of a deceased Georgia man alleges her decedent suffered serious side effects as a result of taking Xarelto.

Woman alleges Xarelto caused injuries

NEW ORLEANS – A New Jersey woman has filed suit against several pharmaceutical companies alleging a prescription drug caused bleeding.

Xarelto user alleges drug caused internal injuries

NEW ORLEANS – A Virginia woman alleges that a drug used to treat deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism caused internal bleeding.

Equal pay bill may have trouble clearing Louisiana House

BATON ROUGE – Although hardly anyone would argue against men and women earning equal pay, a new bill by state Sen. JP Morrell (D-Dist. 3) met opposition by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and other state senators earlier this year.

Suit filed against Xarelto makers

NEW ORLEANS – A Virginia representative has filed suit against the makers of Xarelto alleging it caused an irreversible bleed.

Pa. man alleges Xarelto caused injuries

NEW ORLEANS – A Pennsylvania man alleges he suffered injuries after taking a prescription drug.