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Tort/Negligence – Pharmaceuticals – Off-Label Use – Wrongful Death – Generic Manufacturers – Preemption – Learned Intermediary Doctrine (access required)

Bean v. Upsher-Smith Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-166-17, 17 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) 4:16-cv-01696; D.S.C. Holding: Despite plaintiff’s allegations that the defendant-generic amiodarone hydrochloride manufacturers engaged in their own off-label use marketing efforts and took advantage of Wyeth ...

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Immigration – Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Discretionary Decision – Visa Revocation (access required)

Polfliet v. Rodriguez (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-162-17, 13 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 5:16-cv-03358; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiffs challenge defendants’ revocation of plaintiff Kimiki’s (plaintiff Polfliet’s stepson’s) visa based on Polfliet’s pre-visa child pornography conviction. However, since the revocation of the ...

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Insurance – Reinsurance – Collateral – Trusts & Estates – Asset Substitution – Breach of Contract – Tort/Negligence – Breach of Fiduciary Duty (access required)

Accident Insurance Co. v. U.S. Bank N.A. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-161-17, 19 pp.) (J. Michelle Childs, J.) 3:16-cv-02621; D.S.C. Holding: Plaintiff states a claim for breach of a trust agreement when it alleges that the defendant-trustee accepted substituted trust assets ...

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