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Transocean must hand over BP oil spill documents, appeals court rules

Transocean lost a motion it hoped would allow it to avoid turning over internal documents related to the 2010 BP oil spill. A panel of three judges in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the company’s motion to stay judgment pending its appeal and hand over documents subpoenaed by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), a federal board that investigates the release of regulated substances from a stationary source into the environment. The CSB has been investigating Transocean’s potential role in BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 people and set off the ... Read More

Plaintiffs file petition for MDL against Fresenius in wrongful deaths of dialysis patients

A group of plaintiffs have filed a petition to form a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries, for the wrongful deaths of dialysis patients who received toxic amounts of a dialysate concentrate that caused them to suffer cardiac arrest. The MDL was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and allege generally that inadequate labeling and warnings for Fresenius’ dry acid concentrates GranuFlo and NaturaLyte caused harm to patients. Fresenius contends that the lawsuits are without merit, and the company says that it will defend them vigorously. In ... Read More

Grand jury expands Toyota safety investigation

A federal grand jury in New York subpoenaed Toyota Motor Corp. this week seeking documents related to problems involving steering relay rods. The subpoena came as part of an expanded investigation into the safety of Toyota vehicles, which originally was called into question last fall when potential sudden unintended acceleration defects led to a record Toyota vehicle recall. In April, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hit Toyota with a record $16.375 million civil penalty for its failure to promptly inform the agency of problems with the accelerator pedal assemblies in millions of its U.S. cars and trucks. The new ... Read More