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Mass Torts - Aug 3, 2015 10:02 - 0 Comments

Endo’s AMS Unit Settles More Than 100 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Endo International PLC unit American Medical Systems Inc. has settled more than 100 injury suits that were part of consolidated multidistrict litigation (MDL) over health complications allegedly caused by an assortment of vaginal mesh devices, including its Apogee and Perigee products. The MDL is consolidated in a West Virginia federal court. The device maker indicated that it has settled more than 100 suits in which Plaintiffs claimed to have suffered injuries after being implanted with its devices. The suits targeted devices including the Apogee and Perigee systems as well as the MiniArc Sling and the IntePro Y Sling, among other products. Continue…

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Personal Injury, Product Liability - Aug 3, 2015 9:57 - 0 Comments

An Update on the Bad Boy Buggy Litigation

Lawyers in our firm continue to handle cases involving injuries from the off-road vehicle known as the Bad Boy Buggy. The Buggy was initially designed by a gentleman who owned an auto salvage yard in Natchez, Miss. The concept was good and there definitely was a market for electric off-road vehicles. The vehicles are quiet, which makes them attractive to hunters. But unfortunately, the design of the buggy was poor. The company was sold a couple of times and now is owned by Textron, Inc. and the Buggies are manufactured in Augusta, Ga. Continue…

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Fraud - Aug 3, 2015 9:52 - 0 Comments

Whistleblower Litigation: A Look at the Original Source Doctrine

The Original Source Doctrine is an exception to the False Claims Act (FCA), which, as we have said previously, is a statute dating back to the Civil War. The FCA allows whistleblowers to file lawsuits temporarily under seal to inform the Department of Justice about fraud occurring against the federal government. The Original Source Doctrine in this litigation has varied in its interpretations from court-to-court, but typically it requires the to: Continue…

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