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United States of America v. Olympus Medical Systems Corporation and Hisao Yabe

Newark, NJ - Olympus Medical Systems Corporation, Former Senior Executive Plead Guilty to Distributing Endoscopes After Failing to File FDA-Required Adverse Event Reports of Serious Infections

Olympus Medical Systems Corporation (Olympus) and a former senior executive... More...
   $0 (12-11-2018 - NJ)

United States of America v. Gregory Stanton

Memphis, TN - Memphis Man Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Consumer Products

A Memphis man pleaded guilty to one-count of tampering with consumer products.

On September 11, 2018, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Gregory Stanton, 49, for tainting ... More...
   $0 (12-06-2018 - TN)

United States ex rel. Daniel Sypula v. AmerisourceBergen Corp.

Brooklyn, NY AmerisourceBergen Corp. To Pay $625 Million To Settle Civil Fraud Allegations Resulting From Its Repackaging And Sale Of Adulterated Drugs And Unapproved New Drugs, Double Billing And Providing Kickbacks

Settlement Resolves Federal and State False Claims Act Claims Arising from ABCs Operation of a Sham Pharmacy that Illegally Repackaged Injectable Drugs Under Insanitary Cond... More...
   $625000000 (10-03-2018 - NY)

Daniel J. Ratajczak, Jr., et al. v. Beazley Solutions Limited and Land O'Lakes Inc v. Packerland Whey Products Inc et al.

Between 2006 and 2012
Packerland Whey Products, Inc., deceived at least one of its
customers about the protein content of a product called
Whey Protein Concentrate. Whey, the watery part of milk
that remains after the removal of curds, is rich in protein.
Removing wheys nonprotein components generates a concentrate
that can be used in other products. Land OLakes,
Inc.... More...
   $0 (09-07-2017 - )

United States of America v. Barry Cadden Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Owner of New England Compounding Center Sentenced for Racketeering Leading to Nationwide Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Outbreak was the largest public health crisis ever caused by a pharmaceutical product

Barry Cadden, the owner and head pharmacist of New England Compounding Center (NECC), was sentenced in connection with the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak.<... More...
   $0 (06-27-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Martinho Rodriguez, a/k/a Thoey, a/k/a Tho

A Massachusetts jury failed to
reach a unanimous verdict on a multiple count indictment charging
Martinho Rodrigues with conspiring with 29 others to distribute
assorted drugs in several Boston area neighborhoods. Rather than
face a repeat trial, Rodrigues opted to plead guilty to Count One,
conspiracy to distribute marijuana in violation of 21 U.S.C.
846, but he preserve... More...
   $0 (03-01-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. David Lee Allen and William Timothy Rogers

Birmingham AL - Two Pharmacists Sentenced To Prison For Adulteration Of Drugs In Connection With Alabama Based Compounding Pharmacy

Two Alabama pharmacists have been sentenced to 12 and 10 months in prison for their roles in the distribution of adulterated drugs, which were compounded at the now-defunct compounding pharmacy Advanced Specialty Pharmacy doing business as Meds IV.

D... More...
   $0 (06-25-2016 - AL)

Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co

We have been asked by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to consider whether the [g]ood tobacco exception to strict products liability contained in comment (i) to 402A of the Restatement (Second) of Torts1 precludes an action in this state against a cigarette manufacturer for including additives and manipulating the nicotine in its cigarettes in a manner that ultimatel... More...   $0 (04-25-2016 - CT)


In February 2012, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), led by Special Agent Jamey Tarrh (Tarrh), opened an investigation into drug trafficking between California and the District of Columbia focused on Mitchell and his associate, Harvey Couser (Couser). In early May 2012, Mitchell moved into an apartment at the Onyx on First (Onyx) in the District of Columbia, which was leased by Mitchells ha... More...   $0 (03-08-2016 - DC)

State of Delaware v. Tollis

In February 2015, Vincenzo Tollisentered into a plea agreement with the State through which he pleaded guilty to one count of Robbery in theFirst Degree.2He did so in exchange for dismissal of the remaining charges and a favorable sentencing recommendation (the States withholding of a habitual criminal petition3 and request for twelve years unsuspended imprisonment4). His sentencing occurred a c... More...   $0 (01-10-2016 - DE)

United States of America v. Sarah Elizabeth Martin

San Diego, CA - Nurse Sentenced For Adulterating Drugs

Sarah Elizabeth Martin, a registered nurse from San Diego, was sentenced to three years of probation, a $1,000 fine, 100 hours of community service and was ordered to pay restitution and complete a six-month residential drug rehabilitation program for removing Meperidine Hydrochloride (a generic form of Demerol) from vials at the cli... More...
   $0 (08-21-2015 - CA)

Brett A. Fiorini v. City Brewing Company, LLC

Ron A. Fiorini (Fiorini), a 23-year-old college student at Fresno Pacific University, was shot to death by police on October 5, 2010, after drinking two 23.5-ounce cans of Four Loko.
Fiorini’s father, Brett Fiorini (plaintiff), sued City Brewing Company, LLC (City Brewing), the company that brewed, bottled, and labeled Four Loko, for negligence and strict liability. He alleged a single can o... More...
   $0 (11-06-2014 - CA)

Christian Nielsen v. AECOM Technology Corporation

We consider the reach of the whistleblower retaliation provision created by
the Sarbanes‐Oxley Act of 2002 (“Sarbanes‐Oxley” or “SOX”). See Pub. L. No. 107‐
204, § 806, 116 Stat. 745, 802‐04 (codified as amended at 18 U.S.C. § 1514A). The
district court (Forrest, J.) dismissed the complaint brought by plaintiff‐appellant
Christian Nielsen (“Nielsen”) against... More...
   $0 (08-08-2014 - NY)

Jerome Stenehjem v. Sury A. Sareen

A SLAPP suit is one in which the plaintiff ―seeks to chill or punish a party‘s exercise of constitutional rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances. [Citation.]‖ (Rusheen v. Cohen (2006) 37 Cal.4th 1048, 1055.)1 The California Legislature in 1992 enacted Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16—the anti-SLAPP statute—under which SLAPP suits may be dispo... More...   $0 (06-13-2014 - CA)

The Netherlands Insurance Co. v. Main Street Ingredients, LLC

Malt-O-Meal Company (Malt-O-Meal) sued Main Street Ingredients, LLC (Main Street) in Minnesota state court, which suit involved the June 2009 voluntary recall of dried milk Main Street bought from Plainview Milk Products Cooperative (Plainview) and sold to Malt-O-Meal. The Netherlands Insurance Company (Netherlands) sued its insured, Main Street, in federal court, seeking a declaratory judgment as... More...   $0 (03-18-2014 - MN)

John Coleman v. Medtronic, Inc.

Plaintiff and appellant John Coleman sued defendants and respondents Medtronic, Inc., and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. (collectively, Medtronic), alleging he suffered painful complications after a spinal surgery in which Infuse, Medtronic’s federally-approved bone fusion medical device, was used in an “off-label” manner. Coleman’s seven causes of action are generally based upon allega... More...   $0 (02-04-2014 - ca)

United States of America v. Eric and Ryan Jensen

The United States of America charged Eric Jordan, age 37, and Ryan Jensen, age 33,six counts of introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce in a Listeria outbreak spread by cantaloupes. Cantalopes grown and sold by them
sickened hundreds and killed 33.

The Government alleged that the defendants introduced adulterated food into interstate commerce and aiding and abetting su... More...
   $0 (10-22-2013 - CO)

National Association of Tobacco Outlets, Inc. v. City of Providence, Rhode Island

This case involves two ordinances enacted by the City of Providence, Rhode Island, (the “City”) to reduce the incidence of tobacco use by young people. The ordinances (1) restrict the City’s tobacco and cigarette retailers from reducing prices on tobacco products by means of coupons and certain multi-pack discounts (the “Price Ordinance”); and (2) restrict sales of certain flavored toba... More...   $0 (09-30-2013 - RI)

Barbara A. Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

25 Barbara Izzarelli brings claims against defendant R.J.
26 Reynolds Tobacco Company (“R.J. Reynolds”) under the
27 Connecticut Products Liability Act (“CPLA”), Conn. Gen.
28 Stat. Ann. § 52-572m et seq., for strict liability and
29 negligence, arguing that the cigarettes she smoked for 25
30 years caused cancer in her larynx.1 A jury in the United
1 Izzarelli als... More...
   $0 (09-10-2013 - NY)

Christus Health Gulf Coast v. Linda G. Carswell

Linda G. Carswell sued CHRISTUS Health Gulf Coast (as an entity, d/b/a CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital and formerly d/b/a CHRISTUS St. Joseph


Hospital) (“Christus”) for negligence after her husband, Jerry Carswell, died at CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital (“St. Catherine”) in January 2004. Carswell also asserted claims for post-mortem fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and neg... More...
   $0 (08-29-2013 - TX)

United States of America v. Melvin David Towns, Jr.

Melvin Towns (“Towns”) challenges his conviction and sentence for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and conspiracy to possess and distribute pseudoephedrine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846. He argues primarily that some of the evidence against him—pseudoephedrine purchase logs—was introduced in violation of the business records exception to the hearsay rule and the Sixth Amendment... More...   $0 (05-01-2013 - TX)

Sam Johnson v. Actavis Totway, LLC

COMES NOW Plaintiff, Sam Johnson, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Martha Bea Johnson, deceased (‘Plaintiff”), and alleges and states as follows:

1. Sam Johnson is the surviving spouse of Martha Bea Johnson who lived together as husband and wife in Comanche County, Oklahoma.

2. Actavis Totowa, L.L.C., formerly Amide Pharmaceuticals (“Actavis”) is incorporated i... More...
   $1 (08-04-2012 - OK)

Norman Norris v. Premier Integrity Solutions, Inc.

The primary issue in this case is whether the appellee Premier Integrity Solutions Inc. (“Premier”) subjected the appellant Norman Norris to an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment when it required him to provide a urine sample (for a drug testing) while directly facing a Premier employee. Premier used this “direct observation” method for monitoring the provision of the... More...   $0 (04-05-2011 - KY)


This is an appeal from the approval of the settlement of a class action lawsuit stemming from the largest pet food recall to date. The class action was brought on behalf of consumers in the United States and Canada who purchased, used or obtained, or whose pets consumed, wet pet food that was allegedly contaminated with melamine and cyanuric acid. Plaintiffs alleged violations of state consumer pr... More...   $0 (12-16-2010 - NJ)

Vonnie Cornett v. Johnson & Johnson and Cordis Corp.

At issue in these consolidated appeals is whether State causes of action in strict product liability, breach of express and implied warranty, and derivative claims for alleged defects in a medical device, the Cypher® Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent (Cypher or device), manufactured by defendant Cordis Corporation (Cordis or defendant) are preempted by the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 (M... More...
   $0 (07-23-2010 - NJ)

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