Class Action & Mass Torts

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision vacating a district court order certifying three plaintiff classes pursuing damages for alleged price-fixing conspiracies in the tuna industry. Olean Wholesale Grocery Coop., Inc. v. Bumble Bee Foods LLC, Case No. 19-56514, — F.3d –, 2021 WL 1257845 (9th Cir. Apr. 6, 2021). Although the decision addresses issues regarding antitrust injury and the use of econometric models to prove antitrust…
Possible FDA Advisory Committee Meeting for Xeljanz, Olumiant, and Rinvoq Mentioned by Commentators   (Posted by Tom Lamb at Drug Injury Watch)   Drug safety observers are watching the effects a recent FDA alert about Xeljanz-associated heart problems and possible Xeljanz-related cancers has had on other Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors in the past few weeks.  And this has caused some to mention a possible FDA Advisory Committee Meeting for Xeljanz, Olumiant, and Rinvoq, which…
Belviq Was Withdrawn From Market Due to Increased Risk of Certain Cancers: Pancreatic, Colon, Rectal, And Lung   (Posted by Tom Lamb at Drug Injury Watch)   Recently we found some further FDA action regarding Belviq related to the 2020 Belviq recall which was due to an increased risk of cancer.  In the March 4, 2021 edition of the Federal Register, there was this February 26, 2021 Notice item, “Determination That BELVIQ (Lorcaserin