Brian W. Shaffer

Brian W. Shaffer

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Pennsylvania Does Not Recognize Duty to Warn an Employee’s Spouse

District court predicts that Pennsylvania will not recognize a duty to protect or warn the spouse of an employee in “take home” or “household” asbestos exposure cases. On August 26, Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the U.S....more

9/4/2014 - Asbestos Boeing Employer Liability Issues Take-Home Exposure

Five Takeaways from the Supreme Court’s AU Optronics Decision

Court’s decision provides key takeaways for class action defendants, including how the decision limits the use of CAFA’s mass action provision to suits that actually name 100 or more persons as plaintiffs....more

1/28/2014 - CAFA Class Action Mass Action Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics SCOTUS

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules on Workers’ Compensation Act Case

Court finds in Tooey that Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act does not bar latent occupational disease lawsuits against employers. On November 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Tooey et al. v. AK Steel Corp. et...more

12/10/2013 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Mesothelioma Workplace Injury

First Amendment Prohibits Criminal Prosecution of Truthful Off-Label Promotion

Second Circuit holds that the government will be required to prove more than simple off-label promotion for misbranding prosecutions under the FDCA. On December 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled...more

12/7/2012 - FDCA First Amendment Off-Label Promotion Off-Label Use Pharmaceutical

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