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‘Learned Intermediary’ Defense Wins Drug Case (access required)

A drug manufacturer wins summary judgment in this failure to warn suit filed by the estate of a man who committed suicide after treatment with Lexapro, an SSRI antidepressant drug; both of decedent’s treating psychiatrists were independently aware of a ...

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Discharge Prompted by Email Use, Not FMLA Leave (access required)

A hospital secretary who took FMLA leave for her migraine headaches cannot sue for retaliation after her discharge, as the hospital has demonstrated that she was terminated for her unauthorized use of her supervisor’s email; the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court ...

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FMLA Win & Loss Not ‘Inconsistent Verdict’ (access required)

A jury verdict in an FMLA case was not “inconsistent” because the jury found for  plaintiff on her “interference” claim and for employer on plaintiff’s “retaliation” claim based on her termination, says the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court; plaintiff wins $25,258 ...

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