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This Week’s Life Science Headlines

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Consumer Fraud Class Action Rejected – Proposed Class Representative Inappropriate

Being close buddies with your lawyer does not always pay off – for the lawyer or the buddy. In a case against Pharmavite alleging that the labeling of its Vitamin E products is false and misleading, a California federal judge rejected a proposed plaintiff’s class action representative based on a close personal relationship between the plaintiff and plaintiff’s counsel. The court analyzed three issues: 1.) whether there is a conflict-of-interest between the class, and the plaintiff and her lawyer-friend,
2.) whether plaintiff and her lawyer-friend…

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Class Action Over Walgreens Supplement Survives

Walgreens Co. won a partial victory recently in New York Federal Court when the Judge dismissed warranty claims regarding its glucosamine supplements. However, the remainder of the claims in the putative class action alleging false marketing of the cartilage rebuilding powers of the product survived. To read the rest of this post, please visit Risky Business: Avoiding Product Liability, Commercial, and Other Litigation.

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