Sharon Caffrey

Sharon Caffrey

Duane Morris LLP

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Pa. Superior Court Confirms Statutory Right of Repose for Improvements to Real Estate in Asbestos Cases

The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs in an asbestos mesothelioma case, finding that the 12-year statute of repose bars all claims related to improvements constructed on real estate...more

7/9/2014 - Asbestos Litigation Jury Verdicts Reversal Statute of Repose

Supreme Court Holds FDCA Preempts Common Law Design-Defect Claim Against Generic Drugs

On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett that the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) preempted the respondent's common law claim for damages arising from the...more

7/5/2013 - Design Defects Drugs FDA FDCA Generic Drugs Mutual Pharmaceuticals v Bartlett Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs SCOTUS

"Every Breath" Theory: On Its Last Breaths?

The "every breath," or cumulative exposure opinion, has been proffered by plaintiffs' experts in asbestos cases to prove specific causation, regardless of the type of product or amount of exposure. The U.S. District Court for...more

1/23/2013 - Asbestos Asbestos Litigation Daubert Ruling Every Breathe Theory Evidence

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