Partner Katie S. Phang has been named Vice-Chair of Local Marketing for the Defense Research Institute/Women in the Law Committee’s upcoming 2013 seminar for Legal and Business Innovators. This annual seminar will be held at the Eden Roc Hotel on Miami Beach, from March 13-15, 2013. For information on this exciting event or for sponsorship opportunities, [...]
Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Winn-Dixie Issues Voluntary Recall on Bulk Gummy Bears
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 14, 2011 – Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: WINN), is voluntarily recalling Sunrise Assorted Flavor Gummy Bears sold in the self-serve bulk area of select store produce departments between November 14 and December 13 due to a remote possibility of metal contamination. The gummy bears included in this recall have been [...]
A Bayer AG unit withheld from U.S. regulators findings by company researchers of increased reports of blood clots in users of its Yasmin birth-control pills, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration said. David Kessler, the former FDA commissioner, in a document unsealed yesterday in federal court in Illinois, said Bayer didn’t include [...]
Dole settles pesticide claims with 5,000 former banana plantation workers#. Amanda Bronstad The National Law Journal Dole Food Co. Inc. has agreed in principle to settle the pesticide claims of more than 5,000 former banana workers in South and Central America who are represented by Provost Umphrey. Provost Umphrey is one of several law [...]
The US Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that FDA approval of medical devices preempts most state tort claims for products liability. In other words, medical device laws state that if a product has received FDA approval a products liability suit can only move forward in very limited circumstances.