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  • Internet Goods and Product Liability

    January 01, 2018 |

    The Internet's value arises in part from its ability to provide images, data and content quickly and at little cost. This ability results from the fact that Internet products — whether they be images, data or content — are each reduced to a digital format. Sharing products that have been so reduced may result in product liability.

  • Internet Goods and Product Liability

    January 01, 2018 |

    The Internet's value arises in part from its ability to provide images, data and content quickly and at little cost. This ability results from the fact that Internet products — whether they be images, data or content — are each reduced to a digital format. Sharing products that have been so reduced may result in product liability.

  • Finding the Right Outside Counsel for Your Firm

    June 02, 2017 |

    In today's challenging, competitive business environment, finding qualified outside counsel with the right fee structures is a top priority for corporate counsel. This article outlines some practical guidance to help corporate counsel achieve this goal.

  • Practice Tip:Government Investigations and Proceedings

    April 02, 2015 |

    An area of significant concern for most companies is an investigation by a government regulator, and the subsequent administrative proceeding. Not only is there the possibility of fines and penalties, but the defense costs incurred in defending against such actions typically far exceed the actual penalty imposed. As a result, companies should plan ahead by obtaining insurance that will insulate their bottom line from government investigations and administrative proceedings.

  • Mind Your Step: Navigating Landmines in the Joint Defense Landscape

    February 28, 2015 |

    In the mass tort litigation context, where one plaintiff typically brings similar claims against numerous defendants within a particular industry, the coordination of defense efforts among codefendants can be a very prudent course of action. This practice, however, is fraught with landmines that can have a devastating effect on clients and practitioners alike.

  • Practice Tip: Use TACT

    November 02, 2014 |

    Much to the chagrin of class action litigation proponents, the expansive reach of mandatory arbitration has gained a strong foothold in recent years, due to the overwhelmingly pro-arbitration precedent established by the Supreme Court in its Concepcion and Italian Colors decisions, which express a clear federal policy in favor of enforcing class action waivers contained in arbitration agreements.

  • New Jersey Manufacturers and Punitive Damages

    September 02, 2014 |

    As discussed in Part One of this article, New Jersey's Products Liability Act (Defective Product) prevents injured plaintiffs seeking compensation from drug and device manufacturers from being awarded punitive damages. While New Jersey courts are bound by the statute's manufacturer protections, courts located in other jurisdictions have given the law mixed levels of respect.

  • New Jersey Manufacturers and Punitive Damages

    August 02, 2014 |

    The state of New Jersey is home to the headquarters of 17 of the the top 20 drug-producing companies in the world. An incentive for pharmaceuticals manufacturers to move to or stay in New Jersey is surely its business-friendly laws. One such law has been at the center of several litigations nationwide, as New Jersey drug manufacturers try to export to other states the favorable treatment they receive in their home state.