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2012-06-12 23:03:08

Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports on an upcoming status conference in the DePuy ASR MDL, which is scheduled to take place on July 25, 2012. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a New York law firm nationally recognized for its consumer protection and mass tort practices, reports that on June 11, 2012, the Honorable David A. Katz, who is overseeing In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2197”), currently...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

On February 18th, 2012 Bloomberg reported that more than 25,000 cases were settled by GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK), the United Kingdom's largest pharmaceutical company, over its Avandia drug allegedly causing heart attacks. Avandia was first approved by the FDA in 1999 to treat Type 2 diabetes in adult patients. More than 2,500 cases are consolidated before U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe in Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (07-01871) U.S. District Court,...

2011-12-22 17:55:00

U.S. District Court Judge Jay R. Irwin ruled that Eric Clark might have been acquitted of murdering Flagstaff police officer Jeffrey Moritz if observations about Clark's untreated mental illness before the shooting had been presented, the Treatment Advocacy Center announced. Arlington, VA. (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Eric Clark, imprisoned since his 2003 murder conviction for killing a Flagstaff police officer, has been ordered released from prison or retried by the state of Arizona, the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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