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GSK: Apply West Virginia ruling on drug label liability to appeal of $3M verdict over Chicago lawyer's suicide

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 18, 2018

As a federal appeals court in Chicago prepares to hear arguments later this month on the question of whether a drug company should bear responsibility for the effects of a generic equivalent medication they did not make or sell, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has asked the judges to lend weight to a West Virginia Supreme Court delivered in recent days, which declared using drug warning labels to hold innovators liable for harm caused by a generic copy of their product would “sever the connection between risk and reward,” both raising prices and reducing innovation.

Appellate court: Fannie, Freddie investors can’t sue federal agency for diverting profits to US Treasury

By DM Herra | May 10, 2018

Judges with the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge’s rejection of arguments that the Federal Housing Finance Agency undercut Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac investors by giving the U.S. Treasury too much authority when it was trying to save the home-lending behemoths.

Federal appeals court revives shelved data breach suit vs Barnes & Noble; 'trifling loss' still actual loss: Judges

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 12, 2018

Saying a “trifling loss” is still a loss under state consumer protection laws, a federal appeals panel has reopened the book on a potential class action lawsuit against Barnes & Noble over a 2012 data breach that cost customers some time and money in protecting themselves from potential identity theft, and which the appellate judges took care to note also victimized the chain of big box bookstores.

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