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We don’t usually report on labor and employment cases in this space.

Heck, we don’t usually read labor and employment cases.

But the recent decision in Mylan Pharmaceuticals , Inc. v. United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Local 8-957, No. 1:07CV4, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17988 (N.D.W. Va. Mar. 6, 2008), compels us to speak.

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We typically post about product liability (and mass tort) issues affecting pharmaceutical and medical device companies. But we’re taking a short detour today simply to note that pharmaceutical companies are now facing another litigation threat: overtime wage cases.

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