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Business Litigation Report - February 2017

French Anti-Corruption Law Reform - Despite signing the OECD anti-corruption Convention in 1997, France has long been perceived as lacking necessary tools for domestic and international anti-corruption enforcement,...more

Is the FSMA a plaintiff’s lawyer’s dream and the food industry’s nightmare?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became law in 2011, signaling a sea change in U.S. food safety regulation and making prevention the cornerstone of safety measures. To achieve its lofty goals, while providing time for...more

Latest Cyber Attack a Wake-up Call: What are your company’s IoT exposures?

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

The Internet of Things gives rise to many risks and exposures that companies and their insurers were not thinking about as recently as a couple years ago, and probably aren’t fully cognizant of today....more

NHTSA Issues Guidance for Manufacturers of Highly Automated Vehicles

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has provided much-anticipated guidance to manufactures of automated vehicles with the release of the new Federal Automated...more

The Impact of the Smart Home Revolution on Product Liability and Fire Cause Determinations

by Wilson Elser on

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) has existed for more than 15 years. Technology pioneer Kevin Ashton is widely credited with coining the term in 1999 to describe the connection of physical objects to the internet...more

Food Product Recalls – Are You Covered?

by McCarter & English, LLP on

Food and beverage recalls, regardless of the reason, continue to proliferate in the news cycle. At the end of May General Mills issued a recall of 10 million pounds of flour due to a potential link to an outbreak of E. coli...more

EPA Chemical Data Reporting Rule Brings Challenges and Opportunities

Every four years, companies that manufacture or import chemical substances in the U.S. in quantities greater than 25,000 lbs./year by site must submit detailed manufacturing, processing and use information on each of these...more

TPPs Fail to Put Their Money Where Their (Litigation) Mouth Is and Lose

by Reed Smith on

In third party payor litigation over prescription medical products, we have often marveled at the causation arguments that plaintiffs have offered and the willingness of some courts to accept collective proof over what really...more

Think Mink, part 2: Florida Federal Court Slams Door on Parallel Claims

by Reed Smith on

Last November we blogged about "specialized" preemption issues in several cases, including Mink v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., 2015 WL 7356285 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 19, 1015). The plaintiff in Mink claimed physical injuries from a...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

Autonomous Vehicles – Where in the (Insurance) World Will They Go?

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

Self-driving cars are coming. In fact, Tesla Model S owners woke up on the morning of October 15, 2015 to discover that a software download to the cars has made them capable of steering and changing lanes at high speed,...more

The Internet of Things and the Inevitable Collision with Products Liability PART 3: Initial Contact

by Wilson Elser on

This is the third in a series of blogs examining the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its consequential impact on product liability risk. The development of the IoT has been so rapid and the applications...more

Technology Companies: When a Product Complaint Arises, Will Your Insurance Cover the Claims?

by Nossaman LLP on

- Sometimes, technology products contain flaws. - Purchasers may complain to the manufacturer about the flawed products, and some complaints become multi-million dollar liabilities. - After receiving such a...more

No Consent To General Jurisdiction By Merely Registering To Do Business

by Reed Smith on

Since Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014), severely curtailed general personal jurisdiction, litigation tourist plaintiffs – those who file suit outside of their states of domicile (mostly in so-called litigation...more

RICO Indictment of NECC Executives for Acts of Second-Degree Murder

by Foley Hoag LLP on

An Unprecedented Approach to Regulatory Violations - In December 2014, the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts obtained a sweeping indictment that charges business executives of the New England...more

CPSC Focusing on Three Areas for Reduction of CPSIA Testing Burdens

At their April Senate confirmation hearing, both incoming CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye and Commissioner Joe Mohorovic pledged to Senator John Thune (R-SD) to submit plans for reducing third party testing burdens within 60 days...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

Get Ready Now for the Upcoming Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for DINP and Other Chemicals

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

With the 2014 holiday season fast approaching, businesses should not lose sight of what the Proposition 65 “bounty hunter” plaintiffs’ lawyers are eagerly awaiting. And that’s the opportunity to send out 60-Day Notice letters...more

Connected Cars – legal issues and hurdles!

by DLA Piper on

Connected cars are expected to generate $ 131.9 billion by 2019 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.7% from 2013 to 2019. But such growth shall face legal issues that not only affect data protection matters, but...more

What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?

by Fenwick & West LLP on

While the Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank does not mean that software is ineligible for patent protection, the decision leaves many questions on patent eligibility unanswered. In the second video of a two-part...more

‘Chemical (Over)reaction’?: States Push for Tighter Regulation of Consumer Products

by LeClairRyan on

The chemical wars are in full swing. And for consumer products and chemicals manufacturers, victory on the regulatory front is by no means a foregone conclusion. Progressive legislators in states such as California,...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

After Recalls, Pharmacies Wonder How Well They REALLY Know Their Subcontractors

by BakerHostetler on

Pharmacy compounding has been a very hot topic over the last 12 months. Whether it is news from Capitol Hill regarding possible legislation, regulation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or action by a state board of...more

Apple, Samsung Daubert Docs Should Have Been Sealed, Federal Circuit Rules

by IMS ExpertServices on

The media dubbed it, “The Patent Trial of the Century.” In 2011, Apple sued Samsung, claiming its smartphones and tablets infringed patents for the iPhone and iPad. Samsung counter sued, alleging that Apple’s products...more

A victory for generics suppliers

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In late June the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the much-anticipated Mutual Pharms. Co. v. Bartlett, No. 12-142 (on appeal from the First Circuit Bartlett v. Mutual Pharms. Co., 678 F.3d 30 (1st Cir. 2012)). As we...more

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