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  • Defamation and the Disgruntled Defendant

    May 02, 2017 |

    Part One of a Two-Part Article it is no wonder that those who find themselves on the receiving end of a product liability lawsuit and its attendant bad publicity sometimes fight back. So it was in a recent case, in which a company, publicly accused by a plaintiff's lawyers of using no

  • Daubert Motions Really Do Work

    May 02, 2017 |

    Last month, the author described two of his six tips for achieving success with Daubert motions. Here, he concludes with four more.

  • Creating a Legal Event Team

    May 02, 2017 |

    The Key to Efficient and Effective Corporate e-Discovery

    The best way to create a successful business process is to start by identifying the people who are key to both creating and managing that process, and then bringing those people together to do just that. This is especially tru

  • Case Notes

    April 02, 2017 |

    A settlement was reached on Feb. 10 between McNeil Consumer Healthcare and more than 200 plaintiffs who claim liver damage from taking the drug maker's product, Tylenol.

  • Daubert Motions Really Do Work

    April 02, 2017 |

    Part One of a Two-Part Article

    The starting point for any successful challenge under Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) 702 and is the form and content of the witness's disclosure under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 26(a)(2). Here's why.

  • Winning on the Road

    April 02, 2017 |

    Facing the prospect of a trial in a supposedly unfavorable venue, many defendants will agree to settle to avoid an unknown but potentially expensive and reputation-harming verdict. The authors describe what they think is a better way.

  • Class Certification

    April 02, 2017 |

    Will Gorsuch Pick Up Where Scalia Left Off?

    For two decades leading up to Justice Antonin Scalia's death, the U.S. Supreme Court's class certification jurisprudence took shape as a dialogue between Justices Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg over the commonality and predominance require

  • He, Cuevas, and the Law of Remittitur in New Jersey

    March 01, 2017 |

    Despite the established purpose of a compensatory damage award, there are occasions when a verdict is so excessive it could only have been arrived at in an effort to punish, rather than to compensate. In those instances of a "runaway" jury award, there are two generally recognized forms of relief av

  • Case Notes

    March 01, 2017 |

    In the case of Caltagirone v. Cephalon, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Denis P. Cohen has granted the plaintiff the right to subpoena documents concerning pharmaceuticals manufacturer Cephalon from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern Dirstrict of Pennsylvania. Here's an analy

  • Will the CT Supreme Court Reinvent Design Defect Law?

    March 01, 2017 |

    Part Two of a Two-Part Article
    A continuation of the discussion regarding the fact that the Connecticut Supreme Court is currently considering whether the state should abandon its traditional strict product liability standard for design defect claims and replace it with section 2(b