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The California Court of Appeals, Fifth Appellate District, recently upheld a trial court’s order denying a motion to strike a malicious prosecution action filed by a defendant in a previous asbestos lawsuit dismissed on the...more
In a unanimous decision, New Jersey’s intermediate appellate court applied the statute of repose and the independent contractor defense and reversed a $1.8 million verdict awarded to the widow of a union asbestos insulator. ...more
On September 10, 2013, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of an asbestos lawsuit brought against the owner of a shipyard in Puget Sound on the basis that “no reasonable fact finder could conclude that...more
In a decision released on August 27, 2013, Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified a class action against DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. on behalf of persons who were surgically implanted with any one of...more
During a trial, the jury and court below will hear the testimony of witnesses and observe their demeanor. Once the case is on appeal, the reviewing court is usually limited to reading transcripts that may or may not convey...more
In a recent decision issuing from the Central District of California, the court evaluated requirements pertaining to federal preemption and pleading, and granted Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek, USA, Inc.’s...more
Consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing, 131 S. Ct. 2567 (2011), the Eleventh Circuit recently held that generic prescription drug manufacturers cannot be held liable under state-law failure...more
To advance claims against as many defendants as possible, plaintiff attorneys in asbestos litigation routinely attempt to introduce expert testimony to the effect that “each and every exposure” to asbestos was a “substantial”...more
Transvaginal mesh has been the subject of many lawsuits across the United States. Indeed, there have already been several transvaginal mesh trials in state courts across the nation. A California trial court awarded an injured...more
In Georgia Pacific v. Farrar, No. 102, September Term (MD July 8, 2013), the Maryland Court of Appeals reconsidered a manufacturer’s duty to warn members of a worker’s household about the risks of asbestos-containing...more
The Oklahoma legislature enacted the Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009, or H.B. 1603, to limit corporate liability for personal injury by curbing the availability of class actions and limiting product liability cases....more
The U.S. District Court, District of Columbia in Wannall v. Honeywell International, Inc., Civil Action No. 10-351 (BAH), recently granted Honeywell International’s motion to reconsider the previous denial of its motion for...more
My part in a recent presentation to the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association concerned opening statements, and I wanted to share a highly graphically immersive style of opening that allows an attorney to persuasively...more
A California Court of Appeal panel recently broadened a plaintiff’s ability to prove specific causation by holding that a plaintiff need not retain a medical professional to opine that the defendant’s product was a...more
This Book Review by Northeastern Pennsylvania insurance defense attorney of the Scranton, PA law firm of Foley, Comerford & Cummins appeared in the July 2013 edition of the Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine. The review analyzes...more
The Florida Supreme Court recently limited the application of the economic loss rule to products liability cases....more
In Russell v. SNFA, 2013 IL 113909, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the exercise of specific personal jurisdiction under the “catch-all provision” of the Illinois Long-Arm Statute, which provides that a court “may also...more
When plaintiff receives a demand for a physical examination he or she have 20 days after the service of the demand to serve their response. More likely than not, plaintiff counsel is going to allow the plaintiff to submit to...more
In product liability litigation, the determinants of causation between an agent and a disease are frequently a critical issue. In 1965 Sir Austin Bradford Hill, a British epidemiologist and...more
In 2009, Oklahoma joined the list of states attempting to curb “lawsuit abuse” by passing the Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009 (CLRA of 2009). Arguably the most sweeping legislation affecting the practice of law in...more
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Earlier this year, the Virginia Supreme Court rejected the “substantial contributing factor” test for causation in asbestos cases. Ford Motor Co. v. Boomer,...more
Hundreds of plaintiffs injured by transvaginal mesh have joined the multi-district litigation currently active in the Southern District of West Virginia. On March 15, 2013, the plaintiffs in In Re: American Medical Systems,...more
Plaintiffs suing Bayer Corporation, the manufacturer of the Mirena IUD, are now seeking to appoint attorneys to represent the group as liaison and lead counsel. In a letter dated April 30, 2013 to Judge Cathy Seibel of the...more
Q: What is the most challenging case you have worked on and what made it challenging?
A: Frankly, many of my cases are extremely challenging because I am generally defending a large corporation against a horribly injured...more
In Harden Manufacturing Co. v. Pfizer, Inc., 712 F.3d 60 (1st Cir. 2013), one of three cases addressing Pfizer’s off-label marketing of the anticonvulsant drug, Neurontin, the First Circuit vacated the district court’s denial...more