Complex Torts & Product Liability

Majkowski’s Glyphosate Update Published in ABA’s Mass Tort Litigation
April 4, 2018 | Paul V. Majkowski | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Paul Majkowski published an article entitled, “Update on Glyphosate: The Roundup MDL General Causation Daubert Hearings,” in Mass Torts Litigation, a publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. The article discusses Judge Vince Chhabria’s comments in a Daubert hearing conducted on general causation as to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which heard from a dozen witnesses. To read …
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Feld Publishes Article in DRI Newsletter
January 3, 2018 | Brian L. Feld | General Liability | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Brian Feld’s article, “Mutation and Evolution: The Effect of the BAP1 Gene on Asbestos Litigation,” appeared in the December 29, 2017, newsletter of DRI’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee. To read the article, click here. …
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Update to In Re: General Mills Glyphosate Litigation
August 31, 2017 | Paul V. Majkowski | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Paul Majkowski published an article in the American Bar Association – Mass Torts Litigation, “Update to In re: General Mills Glyposate Litigation. Click here to read. …
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Asserting Damages for Data Piracy Under the CFAA
June 20, 2017 | Shari Claire Lewis | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Professional Liability | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Data often is the lifeblood of a business. When a database is breached in one way or another, the results can be devastating—especially if the data falls into the hands of a competitor. Many companies suffering this kind of loss turn to litigation. Perhaps in an effort to obtain federal court jurisdiction, they may assert …
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Glyphosate and the Many Ramifications of an IARC Classification
May 30, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability
As is frequently the case, a regulatory development or finding will serve as the impetus for activity in the realm of toxic tort. From the plaintiff’s perspective, the underlying science has been given the patina of credibility by the regulatory action; from the defense view, the regulatory action does not elevate the underlying science to …
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Hidden Risks In Practice Acquisitions And Joint Ventures
May 25, 2017 | Health Services | Complex Torts & Product Liability
There is a potential compliance “blind spot” associated with what many in the healthcare industry would regard as ordinary practice acquisitions and joint ventures involving hospitals and other provider organizations. This area of possible vulnerability arises from the payment of consideration for what are sometimes insufficiently delineated assets of the target or partner entity. If …
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Strober’s “New York Lead-Paint Case Update” in Environmental Claims Journal
May 10, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability
This article examines a variety of recent lead-paint decisions issued by New York courts, from trial level, to appellate, to the state’s highest court. As these cases suggest, lead-paint complaints against landlords and property owners are likely to continue to be filed in New York courts for some time to come. Click here to read …
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Second Circuit Rejects Secret-Cookie Suit
April 21, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Professional Liability | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
By now, anyone who uses a cell phone or other method to access the Internet—virtually everyone—has heard of “cookies” intended to track their online activities. Many individuals who object to tracking take steps to block cookies through privacy settings on their web browsers and other technologies. However, in a decision with important implications for those …
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Multiple Sales of Tabletop Torches Were Multiple Occurrences
| Insurance Coverage | Complex Torts & Product Liability
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has ruled that multiple sales of tabletop torches amounted to separate occurrences for purposes of triggering the torch seller’s excess insurance policy. The Case Several lawsuits were filed against Big Lots Stores, Inc., by plaintiffs in Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas alleging that they had …
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Richman Authors Chapter in NYSBA Book
April 3, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman’s paper, “Motions in Limine and Opening Statements,” was published in the New York State Bar Association’s book entitled, “Preparing For and Trying the Civil Lawsuit,” which, according to the foreword, was created to “inform both the aspiring trial attorney and the seasoned practitioner of the ‘how to’ of litigation practice.” David’s chapter discusses …
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