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Practice Points »

Don't Bring Admissions to an Expert Fight

The Southern District of New York's decision in Mirena.


How to Take a Two-Step Approaching to Preparing Your Expert Witness for Deposition

With hectic schedules for both lawyer and client, timing is everything.


Considering Where to Litigate an International Mass Tort Case

Read about the latest turn in the long-running dispute between Chevron and Ecuadorian residents alleging environmental damages.




Articles »

Third-Party Subpoenas and Personal Jurisdiction after Daimler v. Bauman

By James M. Beck

Emerging precedent, while still relatively sparse, appears to support application of Daimler to third-party subpoenas.


California Adopts the Sophisticated Intermediary Doctrine but Refuses to Apply It

By W. Clay Massey and Ronnie A. Gosselin

The state supreme court ruled in Webb v. Special Electric Co., Inc., a case involving the most toxic form of asbestos.


The Plaintiffs' Perspective: Putting the Notion of "Woodshedding" to Rest

By Danielle Gold

Defendants' attempts to restrict communications between plaintiffs' counsel and plaintiffs' physicians remain unsuccessful.



Sound Advice »

audio Ethics and the In-House Lawyer

By David Schwan

David Schwan discusses conflicts, privilege, and confidentiality issues from the in-house perspective. (9:59 min)


audio Marketing Your Practice Through LinkedIn

By Courtney Ward-Reichard

Courtney Ward-Reichard outlines some of the best practices for using your LinkedIn profile to help market yourself while not violating any ethical standards. (09:41 min)


audio Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA)

By Karen Woodward

Working on pro bono cases has many benefits for the attorney involved. Karen Woodward shares how working as a CASA has impacted her personally and professionally. (05:27 min)


Roundtables »

audio Blogging and Social Media – Increasing Visibility and Enhancing Practice Expertise

Jim Beck of Reed Smith and Courtney Ward-Reichard of Nilan Johnson Lewis address the use of blogging and social media as tools for marketing and developing practice expertise. (59:22)


audio Hey, CAFA, Is That a Class Action: Mississippi Ex Rel Hood v. Au Optronics

Examining the holding in this newly announced decision and what it may mean for future parens patriae actions and other types of quasi-class actions or mass actions. (56:12)


audio The Future of Hydraulic Fracturing

Featuring a unique group of lawyers and non-lawyers to provide a fact-based peek into the future, including presentations and an interactive discussion among the panelists. (1:01:42)


audio Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. v. Bartlett and Preemption in Pharmaceutical Litigation

Learn about the significance of the Barltett decision and its impact on the Supreme Court's preemption holdings. (57:33)


Announcements »

Mass Torts: Fall 2016 Newsletter

The latest edition of Mass Torts is now available.


 
Mass Torts Leadership
Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editor

Richard M. Gaal

Mobile, AL


Laurie Novion

Kansas City, MO


Arvin Maskin

New York, NY

David Schwan

Houston, TX


Social-Media Editor

Courtney E. Ward-Reichard

Minneapolis, MN

James M. Beck

Philadelphia, PA



Vice Chair

David Schwan

Houston, TX