Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, multiple plaintiffs sued Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) in a California state court to recover damages allegedly caused by their use of BMS’ anti-clotting drug, Plavix.
Gregory Bubalo and Katherine A. Dunnington
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California will significantly impact the plaintiffs’ choices of forums for the filing of mass torts actions.
Divide and Conquer: Plaintiffs Need a Single Forum that Accommodates the Realities of Contemporary Economic Activity
David A. Mazie and David M. Estes
The growth of mass tort litigation tracks with industries’ shift to mass marketing and distribution of pharmaceutical and consumer products on a national scale.
Sean M. Cleary
In the case of tort laws and legal reform, for instance, Trump seems to side with "the little guy.”
Lawsuits about a blood-thinning drug that prevents platelets from clumping together now prevents plaintiffs from joining together to bring state law claims against a corporation when not every plaintiff was harmed in that state.
Jeff C. Dodd, Tonya Gray, Ben Setnick, John R. Hutchins, Rose Cordero Prey, and Mark A. Chapman
This week, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court undid the settled practice of virtually nationwide venue for patent infringement cases.
Gregory G. Rizio
How an Attorney Can Successfully Work With the Press
Janet G. Abaray
The Liabilities After the Accusations From “Catch and Kill.”
Linda J. Chalat
Reports of serious injury raise questions over the legality of electric scooters—even as ridership grows.
Making these mistakes will seriously impact your ability to claim damages following an accident.
Attorneys should follow these steps to get the most for their clients following a car accident.
Sean M. Cleary
Cases brought against the manufacturer of goods, following an injury caused by an inherent defect within the good, are not based on a theory of negligence, but on a theory of products liability.
Sean M. Cleary
Product Liability for Internet-Connected Devices
Sean M. Cleary
The Purpose of Mediation in a Personal Injury Case
Bryan O. Blevins, Jr.
A Potential Danger Worse Than Cigarettes
William W. Hurst
Should SnapChat be held liable for injuries caused by drivers using their speed filter?
While the FDA's authority has been extended to cover E-Cigarettes, no regulations have been put in place to govern the development and sale of e-cigarette batteries. This has made exploding E-Cigs a serious health threat on par with respiratory complications.
Frank L. Branson
Hardworking Americans in the oil patch live and toil in a perilous environment, performing some of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. today.
Car accidents are complicated. Here's why you should avoid admitting fault.
Roy D. Oppenheim
In an effort to save face and money, Monsanto, a biochemical subsidiary of the pharmaceutical company Bayer, is seeking to make a global settlement of $8 million to repay the public for their blatant manipulation of scientific research—which hid the fact that their product is cancerous.
For success in any trial, jury selection and case framing are key.
Robert A. Clifford
Discovery has become more expansive in litigation, despite the fact that the vast majority of civil cases settle before trial.
Clifford J. Zatz and Josh Thomas Foust
The decision “may make it impossible to bring certain mass actions at all.”
Stann W. Givens
An overview of the different age groups and costs involved in medical bills from car accident injuries.
Jeff S. Korek
The dramatic difference between these two states in obtaining the opinion of a qualified medical expert has made it much more difficult for those injured in the state of New Jersey by medical negligence.
T. Luke Abel
The Beason family had a strong case, and the jury responded by awarding them a sizable payout. But, the court invoked a tort-reform statute that capped the family's winnings, much to the surprise of the jury.
Things to look for and things to avoid when choosing a medical expert for trial.