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SCOTUS Finally Ends Litigation Tourism In Product Liability Suits

The United States Supreme Court fundamentally changed the practice of product liability litigation in the United States by finally doing away with the “litigation tourism” industry – the common practice of out-of-state...more

Sweeping Connecticut Supreme Court Decision Refines Existing Tort Law

In arguably the most important Connecticut tort-law decision in decades, the Connecticut Supreme Court in Bifolck v. Philip Morris, Inc., --- A.3d ---, 2016 WL 7509118 (Conn. Dec. 29, 2016), declined to adopt the approach of...more

Senate Passes 21st Century Cures Act

Last week, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a $6.3 billion medical research bill. The bill authorizes billions of dollars to the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”). ...more

Connecticut's New "Right to Try" Law Provides Hope for Patients and Providers, but FDA Remains in the Driver's Seat

Connecticut has recently joined the wave of states enacting a so-called “Right to Try” law, which ostensibly permits terminally ill patients access to investigational drugs (including biologics) and medical devices as a...more

A Symbolic Victory? FDA's Final Rule On Stand-Alone Symbols In Medical Device Labeling Raises Important Litigation Risk Questions

FDA this week released a final rule that will undoubtedly raise new litigation questions for medical device manufacturers in the context of product liability claims. The final rule, for the first time, permits medical device...more

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