Preemption Ruling Reversed in Pharmaceutical Case

The Court of Appeal has reversed the dismissal of a case brought by multiple plaintiffs who alleged that they developed pancreatic cancer from prescription drugs used to treat diabetes.  The Court of Appeal found that the trial court committed error by refusing to consider the plaintiffs’ summary judgment evidence and ruling that their state-law claims were preempted by federal law.  Martin represented the plaintiffs on appeal.

$30 Million Judgment Affirmed

The Court of Appeal has affirmed a reduced judgment of $30 million in favor of Martin’s client, who was injured by a defective surgical stapler manufactured by a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Case Against Plaintiffs’ Firm

The Ninth Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of a case brought against Martin’s client, a prominent plaintiffs’ firm, claiming misappropriation of settlement funds.