Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

June 25, 2014

Westlaw Journals Weekly RoundupIf you’re not too busy reading U.S. Supreme Court rulings today, here are some highlights from the past week’s litigation headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog :

Suit over leaky breast implants is preempted, judge finds: Mentor Worldwide LLC has won dismissal of a lawsuit accusing it of negligently providing a California woman with saline breast implants that leaked, causing a mycobacterial infection. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White of the Northern District of California dismissed Edna Malonzo’s product liability suit May 28, agreeing with Mentor that the Medical Device Amendments to the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 301, preempt all her claims. (Medical Devices)

Most fraud, warranty claims stand in MyFord Touch ‘infotainment’ class action: A San Francisco federal court will allow a number of fraud and warranty claims to proceed in a class action alleging the MyFord Touch infotainment system is riddled with defects. At the same time, in a May 30 order, U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California dismissed some warranty claims for failure to provide notice, follow informal dispute resolution procedures or present the vehicles for repair. (Automotive)

Grandfather’s suit against VA over Iraq vet’s suicide dismissed: The grandfather of a U.S. Marine who committed suicide after returning home from Iraq cannot proceed with medical malpractice claims against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs because he failed to establish the applicable standard of care, a South Carolina federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. of the District of South Carolina found for the government June 5, saying plaintiff Charles E. Seastrunk Jr. had failed to correct deficiencies in his medical expert’s statement that the government identified in its motion for summary judgment. (Medical Malpractice)