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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
The Florida Supreme Court recently limited the application of the economic loss rule to products liability cases....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
In the recent decision Kaiser Cement & Gypsum Corp. v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania 2013 Cal. App. LEXIS 269 (2nd Dist. April 8, 2013), the California Court of Appeal considered whether horizontal or...more
In February 2005, Congress enacted the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA), with the primary intent of modifying and liberalizing the rules concerning federal diversity jurisdiction as they apply to class actions,...more
When looking to conduct an asset search, it is important to carefully choose a qualified asset search company to assist you. The internet has become second nature to the majority, making it simple for anyone to create a...more
The first jury verdict against Johnson and Johnson (J&J)’s Ethicon subsidiary has resulted in a powerful statement regarding the pharmaceutical company’s lack of adequate warnings of the health risks posed by the transvaginal...more
A New Jersey jury today levied punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon, Inc. in the amount of $7.8 million for misleading doctors and consumers about the safety of transvaginal mesh implants. Earlier in the...more
In the first jury verdict to rule on whether Johnson & Johnson (J&J)’s Ethicon unit failed to properly warn of the risks of the vaginal mesh implant, Linda Gross, a 47 year-old South Dakota nurse, today was awarded $3.35...more
Attorney Daniel E. Cummins of the Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania insurance defense firm, Foley, Comerford & Cummins provides this detailed analysis of the current state of Pennsylvania Products Liability Law. ...more
In the largest mesothelioma award in California this year, a Los Angeles County jury awarded a mesothelioma victim and his family $48 million against several firms, including at least two cement companies....more
A Colorado man who consumed two to three bags of microwave popcorn every day for a decade has won a $7.3 million judgment against popcorn maker Glister-Mary Lee, supermarket chain Kroger and its Dillon Cos. subsidiary....more
Fortman v. Forvaltningsbolaget Insulan AB
Court of Appeal, Second District (January 10, 2013)
Closely related percipient witnesses may seek damages for emotional distress caused by observing a negligently inflicted...more
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) questions the claim that exposure to 9/11 toxins causes cancer. The report will no doubt be used by those who would like to cap or reduce the amount...more
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated a $10 million jury verdict and remanded Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc, et. al. back to Washington federal district court for a new trial after concluding that the district...more
On December 20, 2012, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law House Bill 380, which is aimed at remedying inequities in asbestos litigation. HB 380 addresses the issue of bankruptcy trust claims and their impact on pending...more
Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc., et al. Ninth District Court of Appeals, Action #10-36142, 11-35020 (November 16, 2012) _____F3d_____
In this case, the Ninth Circuit reversed a $10.2 million jury award in favor of...more
Many people who lived, worked, or attended school in the vicinity of the World Trade Center in the year following the attacks of September 11th knew, back in 2001 or 2002, that the dust, fumes, smoke and stress had negatively...more
Almost 40 years after the first asbestos personal injury lawsuit was filed, asbestos litigation continues apace. The largest mass tort in U.S. history is showing no signs of slowing down — instead the litigation continues to...more
Since January 2011, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 has offered compensation to first responders and residents of New York City who have developed chronic illnesses after being exposed to hazardous...more
Officer James Zadroga was one of the first responders on the scene when New York's Twin Towers were attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. Zadroga was a police officer for New York City who eventually spent more than...more
Legal Byte: If a trial lawyers does not raise all possible arguments on every issue in the trial court, are they barred on appeal as a matter of law? Maybe, maybe not. ...more
In Vanhooser v. Superior Court, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 648 (Cal. CT. App. June 1, 2012) the Second District of the California Court of Appeal ruled that the date of diagnosis or discovery of illness, not the date of exposure,...more
In its recent decision in First Specialty Insurance Corp. v. Milton Construction Co., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97972 (S.D. Fla. July 16, 2012), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida had occasion...more