November 26, 2008
Thanksgiving Humor - The Next Mass Tort Arising out of a Defective Product?
Click here to listen to a brief, quite funny, lawyer joke. ADL
November 25, 2008
Erichson Cited in 7th Circuit Opinion
Our own Howard Erichson's article Mass Tort Litigation and Inquisitorial Justice was cited in a forum non conveniens opinion by Judge Posner on October 28, 2008. See U.S.O. Corp. v. Mizuho Holding Co., --- F.3d ---, 2008 WL 4709846 (7th Cir. 10/28/08). The article, which was published in the Georgetown Law Journal in 1999, is available on SSRN.
November 24, 2008
Avandia associated with increased mortality
The New York Times reports today that a new study published in The Archives of Internal Medicine found that Avandia (the drug also known as rosiglitazone) was linked to a higher rate of mortality than a similar drug sold under the brand name Actos (also known as pioglitazone). This was an observational study, and representatives of GlaxoSmithKlein criticized it for being inconsistent with and not being as rigorous as randomized clinical trials they conducted. Read more about the study and the reactions of the president of the American Diabetes Association, the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen (which is calling for the drug to be taken off the market) and GlaxoSmithKlein here.