Matthew A. Reed

Matthew A. Reed

Sedgwick LLP

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When Numbers Lie: The Limits of Statistical Methodology in California Class Action Management

Courts that oversee class actions can use class sampling and other statistical methods to manage litigation involving large numbers of plaintiffs and the vast amount of data associated with them. In California, however, those...more

7/8/2014 - Affirmative Defenses Class Action Complex Litigation Employer Liability Issues Exempt-Employees Misclassification Non-Exempt Employees Statistical Sampling

Law Lags Science? Not in the Ninth Circuit

In 1996, Judge Posner of the Seventh Circuit burnished his reputation for pithy legalisms by observing that “the courtroom is not the place for scientific guesswork, even of the inspired sort. Law lags science; it does not...more

5/16/2014 - Daubert Hearing Daubert Standards Novartis Pharmaceutical Physicians

A Brief Overview of the Case Law Regarding "Failure to Train" Claims - And Its Implications for Medical Device Manufacturers

In recent years, causes of action for “failure to train,” or allegations predicated on a duty to train, have been on the rise in cases against medical device manufacturers. Historically, however, such claims and allegations...more

3/21/2014 - Failure To Warn FDCA Healthcare Medical Devices Training

Congress Wades in to Medical App Oversight

In September 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance regarding its regulation of mobile device medical apps. As expected, it reserved its scrutiny for apps that are truly “medical devices” (because...more

11/26/2013 - FDA Healthcare Medical Devices Mobile Apps Telemedicine

FDA’s Medical Device “Enhancement” Reporting Has Potential Product Liability Implications

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a draft guidance document that could potentially require medical device manufacturers to report a wide variety of device improvements, ranging from routine updates...more

4/26/2013 - FDA Manufacturers Medical Devices Reporting Requirements

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