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Three Court of Appeals cases to watch this term

During its 2015-2016 term beginning Sept. 1, the Maryland Court of Appeals will hear the state’s request that the high court reinstate the first-degree murder and attempted murder convictions – and life sentence – of a man who remains charged with killing one and wounding another in a 2012 shooting outside an Eldersburg tavern.

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Failure-to-warn suit involving smoker is accepted for review

Andrew D. Levy of Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP wrote in the petition for review that the original Baltimore City Circuit Court jury rendered ‘an inconsistent verdict’ that was ‘impossible to reconcile.’ (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

With more than $1.75 million at stake, Maryland’s top court says it will consider whether a pharmaceutical company could be held financially liable for negligently failing to warn doctors about a drug’s potentially carcinogenic side effect even though the cancer victim contributed to the fatal disease by smoking cigarettes.

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High court will hear Actos failure-to-warn appeal

With more than $1.75 million at stake, Maryland’s top court said it will consider whether a pharmaceutical company should be held financially liable for negligently failing to warn doctors about a drug’s potentially carcinogenic side effect even though the cancer victim contributed to the fatal disease by smoking cigarettes.

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Jury awards $2M to former Actos user with cancer

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. was ordered by a jury to pay more than $2 million to a woman who claimed the company’s Actos diabetes medicine caused her bladder cancer, in the latest of thousands of lawsuits involving the drug to go to trial.

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