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Guest Post – Causation or No Causation, That Is the Question.

by Reed Smith on

Today we feature another guest post from our European correspondents, Reed Smith partner Marilyn Moberg and associate Kathryn Bond. There has been another EU development from the Court of Justice (its description, not ours)...more

Guest Post – Come Together: Is UK Product Liability Law Getting More Like the U.S.?

by Reed Smith on

This guest post – only our second post ever on European issues is brought to you by Reed Smith partners Marilyn Moberg and (in the UK) associate Bond, Kathryn Bond (sorry, couldn’t resist). Our previous (and only) foray into...more

Live! From the ACI Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference

I’m blogging from the American Conference Institute’s Drug and Medical Device session on International Mass Tort Litigation: Strategies for Handling the Increasing Interplay Between Domestic and Global Products Liability...more

European Chemical Agency Publishes Call for Evidence on the Use of Formaldehyde Releasers

by King & Spalding on

On July 6, 2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued a call for evidence from relevant stakeholders to gather information on the uses of formaldehyde releasers. ECHA intends to issue a report to inform the...more

Sixth Circuit Affirms FNC in Favor of Germany

by Reed Smith on

We’ve mentioned before how our Trusts & Estates professor described the German legal system as “the mind of God revealed to man.” Professor Langbein was especially impressed with the German system of training judges, as well...more

Olympus Duodenoscope Recall: Lessons Learned on How to Manage a Class II Device Failure

by Cozen O'Connor on

Earlier this year Olympus Corp. (“Olympus”) announced that it would recall and redesign its TJF-Q180V duodenoscope following its link to deadly patient infections in the United States and abroad. This situation presents an...more

Court Says Auf Wiedersehen To Plaintiffs Under Forum Non Conveniens

by Reed Smith on

We generally file motions to dismiss for forum non conveniens under one of two circumstances. Most often we are resisting blatant forum shopping—plaintiffs who try to import their claims into a forum that they view as...more

Drug and Medical Device Product Liability + Globalization = Potential Costly International Mass Tort Litigation

Q: How can a drug and medical device company recognize when it may face a global issue? David Ferrera: Not every litigation presents the potential for an international mass tort. A drug or medical device company may have a...more

The Netherlands Describes Tool for Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On January 25, 2016, the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) published a report that describes the content of a computer program that can be used for a risk assessment. According to...more

Manufacturing Matters - Winter 2016

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to Manufacturing Matters, DLA Piper’s specialist publication providing a round-up of legal news, sector updates and commentary for clients and contacts engaged in the manufacturing sector. British manufacturers...more

Medicinal Product Regulation and Product Liability in Australia: Overview

by DLA Piper on

The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth)(TG Act): - Provides a national framework for the regulation of medicinal products. - Provides a national system to control the quality, safety, efficacy and timely availability...more

EFSA Issues Call for Data on the Health and Environmental Effects of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On May 22, 2015, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a call for new scientific information relevant to the evaluation of the risk to bees in the European Union (EU) from the use of the three neonicotinoid...more

Can The FDA Do That?

by Reed Smith on

A little like one of those peanut-shaped asteroids, today’s post cobbles together a couple of recent developments that, other than having relevance to the FDA, do not have all that much in common....more

Global Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Newsletter - 3rd Edition

by K&L Gates LLP on

Welcome - We are pleased to provide you with the Fall edition of the Global Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics newsletter. This newsletter provides updates on important issues and developments across these...more

Product Liability Update - July 2014

by Foley Hoag LLP on

In This Issue: - Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Holds Foreign Manufacturer Which Pled Meritorious Personal Jurisdiction Defense in Answer, But Did Not Move to Dismiss, Forfeited Defense By Participating in...more

China Amends Key Medical Device Regulations

by K&L Gates LLP on

The State Council of China passed amendments to the Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices which came into effect on June 1, 2014. The amendments present significant regulatory changes that will...more

Your smartphone is NOT a medical device

by DLA Piper on

Wearable technology issues relating to the potential qualification of such products as a medical devices have become popular on the press following the presentation of the first smartphone with a heart rate sensor, quickly...more

Pro Te: Solutio Vol. 6 No. 2

by Butler Snow LLP on

In This Issue: - Forum Non Conveniens: How To Avoid The Tide of Lawsuits Brought by Foreign Nationals - Pro Te Solutio: Product Defense And FDA Compliance - Health Care Strike Force: Uncovering Fraud In The...more

Greening of Consumer Products - December 1, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Federal ban on pthalates won't apply to goods already in warehouses or on store shelves *Software tracks new REACH list of substances *Green chemical companies work toward sustainable solutions *FDA...more

Greening of Consumer Products - May 28, 2008

by Allen Matkins on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Wal-Mart spent $2.2 million lobbying consumer product safety legislation *California seeking input on its green chemistry initiative *Canadian government begins process to ban everyday...more

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