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Fifth Circuit Recognizes Product-Development Protocol Preemption

The court concluded that PDP approval, like PMA approval, imposes federal requirements for purposes of MDA preemption.

Ill. Court Reverses Dismissal of Flight MH370 Early Discovery Petition

The Appellate Court of Illinois recently reversed dismissal of a petition seeking early discovery regarding the aircraft used on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.

3rd Cir. Accepts Interlocutory Appeal of Federal Aviation Act Decision

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently accepted interlocutory appeal of a decision dismissing products-liability claims as preempted by the Federal Aviation Act.

Articles »

Bringing the Cyber War to the Medical Device Battleground

By Karen Woodward and Mary Beth Buckley

FDA and stakeholders hone in on the security of interoperable medical devices.

Medical Discounts Produce Judicial Discord

By James M. Beck

With the increasing prevalence of third-party insurance, the recovery of medical expenses is not as straightforward as it used to be.

The Significance of Bankruptcy in Mass Torts Litigation

By M. Joseph Winebrenner

An introduction to standing and judicial estoppel for young lawyers.

Sound Advice »

audio Identifying and Defending a Claim of Educational Malpractice

By Donnie Winningham

Litigator Donnie Winningham discusses outlines reason why educational malpractice claims are rejected and how to best defend them. (10:30 min)

audio Exhibit Management in Mass Torts Cases

By Kristin Beckman

Kristin Beckman explains that by focusing your strategy on the burden of proof, you can limit the scope of exhibits, leading to a more manageable and focused case. (06:22 min)

audio Overview of U.S. Trade Sanctions

By Douglas Maag

Veteran litigator Douglas Maag details how U.S. economic and trade sanctions can affect the handling of mass-tort claims. (8:13 min)

Roundtables »

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: Winter 2015 Newsletter

The latest edition of Mass Torts is now available.

Mass Torts Leadership
Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editor

Eric Hudson

Memphis, TN

Laurie Novion

Kansas City, MO

David Schwan

Houston, TX

Social-Media Editor

Courtney E. Ward-Reichard

Minneapolis, MN

James M. Beck

Philadelphia, PA

Leadership Development & Young Lawyer Outreach Liaison

Catherine Riegle Finley

Sun Valley, CA