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Biotechnology Law Related Cases and Briefs

These are cases involving medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and FDA regulatory law.

Guide to MOORE v. THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, 793 P.2d 479 (Cal 1990)
5th Circuit First Finds MDA Preemption - Stamps v. Collagen Corp., 984 F.2d 1416 (5th Cir. 1993)
Banning Use of Laetrile Does Not Violate Right to Privacy - People v. Privitera, 23 Cal. 3d 697, 591 P.2d 919, 153 Cal. Rptr. 431 (Cal. 1979)
Berkovitz by Berkovitz v. U.S., 486 U.S. 531 (1988)
Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Strategic Plan for Preparedness and Response
Brief - 5th Circuit Reaffirms MDA Preemption - Martin v. Medtronic, Inc., 254 F.3d 573 (5th Cir. 2001)
Brief - Can plaintiffs sue medical device manufacturers for defrauding the FDA? - In re Orthopedic Bone Screw Products Liability Litigation, 193 F.3d 781 (3rd Cir. 1999)
Brief - Child conceived after Parent's Death is Legal Heir - Woodward ex rel. Estate of Woodward v. Commissioner of Social Sec., 435 Mass. 536, --- N.E.2d ----, 2002 WL 4289 (Mass. 2002)
Brief - Clinical Trial Issues Result in Criminal Prosecution - U.S. v. Prigmore, 243 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2001)
Brief - Counties Are Persons Under the FCA and Substance Abuse Records are Protected from Discovery - U.S. ex rel. Chandler v. Cook County, Ill., 277 F.3d 969 (7th Cir. 2002)
Brief - Court allows 1000 foot no tobacco sales buffer zone - Consolidated Cigar Corporation v. Reilly, No. 00-1107 (1st Cir. 07-17-2000)
Brief - Court Allows Local Regulation of Tobacco Advertising - Greater New York Metropolitan Food Council, Inc. v. Giuliani, 195 F.3d 100 (2d Cir. 10/25/1999)
Brief - Court Bans Local Regulation of Tobacco Advertising - Lindsey v. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, 195 F.3d 1065 (9th Cir. 11/19/1999)
Brief - Court Rejects Claims of Physician Terminated from State Residency - Shaboon v. Duncan, --- F.3d ----, 2001 WL 558206 (5th Cir.(Tex.) 2001)
Brief - Court rules denial of contraceptive benefits is prohibited sex discrimination - Erickson v. Bartell Drug Co., --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2001 WL 649651 (W.D. Wash. 2001)
Brief - Do General Health Care Proxies Allow Voluntary Commitment? Cohen v. Bolduc, No. SJC-08554 (Mass. 01/11/2002)
Brief - Does PMA approval trigger federal preemption of state lawsuits against a medical device supplier? - Haidak v. Collagen Corp., 67 F.Supp.2d 21 (D.Mass. 1999) and Weiland v. Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc., 721 N.E.2d 1149 (Ill. 1999)
Brief - Federal courts split over whether PMA approval triggers federal preemption under the MDA - Kemp v. Medtronic, Inc., 231 F.3d 216 (6th Cir. 2000)
Brief - Governmental Immunity and FDA Actions - Polio Vaccine - Berkovitz by Berkovitz v. U.S., 486 U.S. 531 (1988)
Brief - Illegal Telemedicine Drug Sale Not Deceptive Trade Practice - State ex rel. Stovall v. Confimed.com, L.L.C., 38 P.3d 707 (Kansas 2002)
Brief - Is There A Duty To Recommend Quack Cures? - Schiff v. Prados, 92 Cal.App.4th 692, 112 Cal.Rptr.2d 171, 157 Ed. Law Rep. 264, (Cal.App. 1 Dist. 2001)
Brief - Liability for allowing a drug salesman in an examination room - Sanchez-Scott v. Alza Pharmaceuticals, 86 Cal.App.4th 365, 103 Cal.Rptr.2d 410 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. 2001)
Brief - May a State Authorize the Distribution of Marijuana? - United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, No. 00-151 (U.S. 05/14/2001)
Brief - May the Court Allow Medical Dope Smoking? - United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 190 F.3d 1109 (9th Cir. 1999)
Brief - Medical Device Liability in Louisiana - Grenier v. Medical Engineering Corp., 243 F.3d 200 (Cir5 2001)
Brief - NJ Establishes Standards for Embryo Disposition Disputes - J.B. v. M.B., 331 N.J.Super. 223, 751 A.2d 613 (N.J.Super.A.D. Jun 01, 2000)
Brief - No liability for providing life-saving care to an infant over the parents' refusal - HCA. Inc. v. Miller, 36 S.W.3d 187 (2000)
Brief - Physician fails in emotional distress claiming against drug manufacturer for injury to patient - Fetick v. American Cyanamid Co., 38 S.W.3d 415 (Mo. 2001)
Brief - Registering medical marijuana users does not violate privacy rights - Rollins v. Ulmer, No. S-9197 (Alaska 2000)
Brief - Supreme Court Rejects State Law Fraud on the FDA Claim - Buckman Co. v. Plantiffs' Legal Committee, 121 S.Ct. 1012, 148 L.Ed.2d 854 (U.S. 2001)
Brief - The Fen-Phen Settlement - Brown v. American Home Products Corporation Diet Drugs, No. 99-20593 (E.D.Pa. 08/28/2000)
Brief - What is the standard for a pharmacist's duty to warn? - Morgan v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 03-99-00700-CV (Tex.App. Dist.3 08/10/2000)
Brief - When Do New Medical Devices Render Old Ones Defective? - Hansen v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., 2002 WL 93106 (Ill. 2002)
Brown v. American Home Products Corporation Diet Drugs, No. 99-20593 (E.D.Pa. 08/28/2000)
Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs' Legal Committee, 121 S.Ct. 1012, 148 L.Ed.2d 854,  (U.S. 2001)
Can the DOA use HACCP to Inspect Meet Processors - Supreme Beef Processors, Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 2000 WL 680395 (N.D.Tex., May 25, 2000)
CDC Assumes Liability for Warning of Vaccine Side-effects - Mazur v. Merck & Co., 964 F.2d 1348 (3rd Cir. 01/23/1992)
Cohen v. Bolduc, No. SJC-08554 (Mass. 01/11/2002)
Congress Modifies  Roche v. Bolar and SC Extends Exception to Devices - Eli Lilly and Co. v. Medtronic, Inc., 496 U.S. 661, 110 S.Ct. 2683, 110 L.Ed.2d 605, (U.S.1990)
Consolidated Cigar Corporation v. Reilly, No. 00-1107 (1st Cir. 07/17/2000)
Corn Prods. Refining Co. v. Eddy, 249 U.S. 427 (1919)
Court allows expert speculation over Daubert objections - Miller v. Pfizer, Inc., 2000 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 9816 (D.Kan. 6/23/00)
Court blocks breast-feeding by HIV positive mother - In re Tyson, 1999 WL 997489 (Or.Cir. Apr 20, 1999)
Court Refuses to Find Federal Right to Post-Conviction DNA Testing - Harvey v. Horan, No. 01-6703 (4th Cir. 01/23/2002)
Court Rejects Nurses as Learned Intermediaries for Mass Immunizations - Reyes v. Wyeth Laboratories, 498 F.2d 1264 (5th Cir. 07/31/1974)
Court Reviews Prosecution History Estoppel - Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., Ltd., 234 F.3d 558, 56 U.S.P.Q.2d 1865 (Fed.Cir. 2000)
Court Sanctions Attorneys for Sham Trial - In re Alcorn, No. SD-01-0075-D (Ariz. 01/09/2002)
Criminal Prosecution for Misrepresentations to the FDA - United States v. Leichter, 160 F.3d 33 (1st Cir. 11/03/1998)
Davis v. Wyeth Laboratories, Inc., 399 F.2d 121 (9th Cir.(Idaho) Jan 22, 1968)
Defendants motion in opposition to the US request for an injunction in the Oakland Cannabis Buyer's Co-op case.
Department of Justice - Reply Brief - Writ of Certiorari - Oakland Cannibis Buyer's Co-op
Department of Justice Petition for a Writ of Certiorari - Oakland Cannibis Buyer's Co-op
Duty to warn about bad oysters - Simeon v. Doe, 618 So.2d 848 (La. 05/24/1993)
E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS POWDER COMPANY ET AL. v. MASLAND ET AL., 244 U.S. 100, 61 L. Ed. 1016, 37 S. Ct. 575 (1917)
Emotional distress (denied) from insect in canned food - Ford v. Aldi, Inc., 832 S.W.2d 1 (Mo.App. W.D. 1992)
Erickson v. Bartell Drug Co., --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2001 WL 649651 W.D.Wash. Jun 12, 2001
Experimental Use Defense Rejected for FDA Testing - Roche Products Inc. v. Bolar Pharmaceutical Co., 733 F.2d 858 (Fed. Cir. 04/23/1984)
FDA Labeling Requirements Trump Copyright Infringement - SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare, L.P. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 211 F.3d 21 (2nd Cir. 2000)
FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., No. 98-1152 (U.S. 03/21/2000)
Feldman v. Lederle Laboratories, 479 A.2d 374 (N.J. 1984)
Fetick v. American Cyanamid Co., 38 S.W.3d 415 (Mo. 2001)
Fiduciary Duty of Researchers - the Spleen Case - Moore v. Regents of University of California, 793 P.2d 479 (Cal. 1990)
First Embryo Disposition Case - Davis v. Davis, 842 S.W.2d 588, 597 (Tenn. 1992)
First Surrogacy Case - In re Baby M, 537 A.2d 1227, 109 N.J. 396 (N.J. 02/03/1988)
Governmental Liability for Rabies Contracted by Lab Worker - Andrulonis v. United States, 924 F.2d 1210 (2nd Cir. 01/28/1991)
Governmental Liability for Rabies Contracted by Lab Worker - reinstated on remand, Andrulonis v. United States, 952 F.2d 652 (2nd Cir. 12/30/1991)
Greater New York Metropolitan Food Council, Inc. v. Giuliani, 195 F.3d 100 (2d Cir. 10/25/1999)
Grenier v. Medical Engineering Corp., 243 F.3d 200 (Cir5 2001)
Grimes v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc., No. 128 September Term, 2000 (Md. 08/16/2001)
Guide to Berkovitz by Berkovitz v. U.S., 486 U.S. 531 (1988)
Guide to Cipollone v Liggett Group, Inc. 505 U.S. 504 (US 1992)
Guide to Ford v. Aldi, Inc., 832 S.W.2d 1 (Mo.App. W.D. 1992)
Guide to Perez v. Wyeth Laboratories Inc., 161 N.J. 1, 734 A.2d 1245 (N.J. Aug 09, 1999)
Hansen v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., 2002 WL 93106 (Ill. 2002)
Hansen v. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, 309 Ill.App.3d 869, 723 N.E.2d 302, 243 Ill.Dec. 270 (Ill.App. 1999)
HCA Inc. v. Miller, 36 S.W.3d 187 (2000)
Hospitals as products seller II - Mulligan v. Truman Medical Center, 950 S.W.2d 576 (Mo.App. W.D., 1997)
Hospitals as products sellers I - Cafazzo v. Central Medical Health Services, Inc., 668 A.2d 521 (Pa. 1995)
Hospitals as sellers III - Budding v. SSM Healthcare System, 19 S.W.3d 678 (Mo.  2000)
In re Alcorn, No. SD-01-0075-D (Ariz. 01/09/2002)
In re Orthopedic Bone Screw Products Liability Litigation, 193 F.3d 781 (3rd Cir. 1999)
Introduction to Health Care Products Liability
Jacobson v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905)
Jacobson v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905)
Kemp v. Medtronic, Inc., 231 F.3d 216, 2000 Fed.App. 0381P (6th Cir. (Ohio) 2000)
Lindsey v. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, 195 F.3d 1065 (9th Cir. 11/19/1999)
Martin v. Medtronic, Inc., 254 F.3d 573 (5th Cir. 2001)
Maryland Court Imposes Judicial Review on Non-Therapeutic Research on Children - Grimes v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc., No. 128 September Term, 2000 (Md. 08/16/2001)
Maryland Court Imposes Judicial Review on Non-Therapeutic Research on Children - Summary - Grimes v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc., No. 128 September Term, 2000 (Md. 08/16/2001)
Mass Immunization Exception to the Learned Intermediary Defense - Davis v. Wyeth Laboratories, Inc., 399 F.2d 121 (9th Cir.(Idaho) Jan 22, 1968)
Mazur v. Merck & Co., 964 F.2d 1348 (3rd Cir. 01/23/1992)
Metallurgical Industries v. Fourtek Inc., 790 F.2d 1195 (5th Cir. 1986)
Morgan v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 03-99-00700-CV (Tex.App. Dist.3 08/10/2000)
No Consent is not failure of informed consent - Wuerz v. Huffaker, 42 S.W.3d 652  (Mo.App. E.D. 2001)
North American Cold Storage Co. v. City of Chicago, 211 U.S. 306 (1908)
NY Allows Embryos to be Donated to Science - Kass v. Kass, 91 N.Y.2d 554, 696 N.E.2d 174, 673 N.Y.S.2d 350 (N.Y. 1998)
NY FOIA Does Not Prevent County From Claiming Copyright - County of Suffolk, New York v. First American Real Estate Solutions, No. 00-9011(L) (2d Cir. 07/25/2001)
Pearl in an oyster is not evidence of negligence - Porteous v. Cafe, 713 So.2d 454 (La. 1998)
Perez v. Wyeth Laboratories Inc., 161 N.J. 1, 734 A.2d 1245 (N.J. Aug 09, 1999)
Physician's Duty to Warn of Possible Vaccine Injuries - Tenuto v. Lederle Laboratories, Div. of American Cyanamid Co., 90 N.Y.2d 606, 687 N.E.2d 1300, 665 N.Y.S.2d 17 (N.Y. 1997)
Pretty Woman Parody - Acuff-Rose Music Inc. v. Campbell, 972 F.2d 1429 (6th Cir. 08/17/1992)
Procedural Issues in Terminating Life Support for a Child - Family Independence Agency v. AMB, No. 218869 (Mich.App. 11/06/2001)
Public Health Regulation Trumps Trade Secrets - Corn Products Co. v. Eddy, 249 U.S. 427 (1919)
Punitive Damages Awarded for Fraudulently Altering Medical Records - Moskovitz v. Mt. Sinai Med. Ctr., 69 Ohio St.3d 638, 635 N.E.2d 331 (Ohio 1994)
Punitive Damages for Food Poisoning - Averitt v. Southland Motor Inn of Oklahoma, 720 F.2d 1178 (10th Cir. 11/07/1983)
Reyes v. Wyeth Laboratories, 498 F.2d 1264 (5th Cir. 07/31/1974)
Risk To Fetus Does Not Disqualify Women From Job - International Union v. Johnson Controls, 499 U.S. 187 (1991)
Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc. v. Dev Industries, Inc., 925 F.2d 174 (7th Cir. 1991)
Rollins v. Ulmer, No. S-9197 (Alaska 2000)
RUCKELSHAUS v. MONSANTO CO., 467 U.S. 986, 104 S. Ct. 2862, 81 L. Ed. 2d 815 (1984)
Sanchez-Scott v. Alza Pharmaceuticals, 86 Cal.App.4th 365, 103 Cal.Rptr.2d 410 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. 2001)
Schiff v. Prados, 92 Cal.App.4th 692, 112 Cal.Rptr.2d 171, 157 Ed. Law Rep. 264, (Cal.App. 1 Dist. 2001)
Shaboon v. Duncan, --- F.3d ----, 2001 WL 558206 (5th Cir.(Tex.) 2001)
Smallpox Information Project
Software as Free Speech - DVD Copy Control Association v. Bunner, No. H021153 (Cal.App. Dist.6 11/01/2001)
Software is Not Free Speech - Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Corley, No. 00-9185 (2d Cir. 11/28/2001)
St. Louis University v. Hesselberg Drug Company, 35 S.W.3d 451 (Mo.App. E.D. 2000)
State ex rel. Stovall v. Confimed.com, L.L.C., 38 P.3d 707 (Kansas 2002)
State has the authority to regulate Internet dentistry - ATTORNEY GENERAL OF OKLAHOMA - OPINION: Internet Dentistry
State orders treatment of HIV-infected child over parental objections - A.D.H. v. State Dept. of Human Resources, 640 So.2d 969 (Ala. Ct. App. 1994)
Sterling Drug Inc. v. Yarrow, 408 F.2d 978 (8th Cir. 1969)
Stevens v. Parke, Davis & Co., 507 P.2d 653 (Cal. 1973)
Supreme Beef Processors, Inc. v. United States Dept. of Agriculture, No. 00-11008 (5th Cir. 12/06/2001)
Supreme Court Finds Medical Device Amendments do not Preempt State Tort Law - Medtronic, Inc. v. Lohr, 518 U.S. 470 (1996)
Supreme Court Preview - United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 190 F.3d 1109 (9th Cir. 1999)
Supreme Court Rules Cigarette Labeling Act Preempts Some State Tort Law Claims - Cipollone v Liggett Group, Inc. 505 U.S. 504 (US 1992)
Supreme Court Upholds Detention of Japanese Americans - Korematsuv. United States, 323 U.S. 214, 65 S. Ct. 193, 89 L. Ed. 194 (1944)
Tenuto v. Lederle Laboratories, Div. of American Cyanamid Co., 90 N.Y.2d 606, 687 N.E.2d 1300, 665 N.Y.S.2d 17 (N.Y. 1997)
The Classic Case of Destruction of Bad Food without a Hearing - North American Cold Storage Co. v. City of Chicago, 211 U.S. 306 (1908)
The Establishment Clause and the State Regulation of Religious Food - Commack Self-Service Kosher Meats, Inc. v. Rubin, 106 F.Supp.2d 445 (E.D.N.Y. 2000)
The Supreme Court rules that the FDA has no authority to regulate tobacco - FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., No. 98-1152 (U.S. 03-21-2000)
Thumbnails Are Fair Use, Framing Is Not - Kelly v. Arriba Soft Corp., No. 00-55521 (9th Cir. 02/06/2002)
U.S. ex rel. Chandler v. Cook County, Ill., 277 F.3d 969 (7th Cir.  2002)
U.S. v. Prigmore, 243 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2001)
United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 190 F.3d 1109 (9th Cir. 1999)
United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, No. 00-151 (U.S. 05/14/2001)
Unorthodox Treatments Lead to License Suspension - State Bd. of Med. Examiners v. Burzynski,  917 S.W.2d 365 (Tex. App. 1996)
Weiland v. Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc., 721 N.E.2d 1149, 242 Ill.Dec. 618 (Ill. 12/02/1999)
Woodward ex rel. Estate of Woodward v. Commissioner of Social Sec., 435 Mass. 536, --- N.E.2d ----, 2002 WL 4289 (Mass. 2002)

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