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Products liability lawsuits are often settled in silence

USA Today recently found a number of products liability lawsuits that alleged corporate malfeasance in cases of pharmacy errors at Walgreens and CVS. Many were settled out of court and nearly all of the products liability lawsuit settlements included confidentiality agreements.

One products liability attorneys opined that attorneys have an ethical dilemma in these situations – a duty to their client and a duty to the public good. But their first duty is to their client so if their client is going to get paid, the pharmacies insist on silence.

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