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Practice Points »

9 Tips for Improving the Working Relationship Between the Attorney and Expert Witness

Helpful hints to prevent miscommunication and misunderstanding.

 

FTC Targets Deceptive Conduct by Dietary Supplement Manufacturers

The commission has taken a powerful stance against the false advertising of the weight loss products.

 

Chemical Manufacturers May Soon Be Subject to Stricter Regulations

The EPA has propose revisions to the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements of Risk Management Programs.



Articles »

Pharma Industry Beware: Arrest of Pharma Executive Sends Strong Message

By Sam Felker

The DOJ has a new strategy for combating health care fraud: individual responsibility.


You're Only Human (Factored) as a Product Defender

By Jim O'Reilly

When preparing a misuse defense, product manufacturer defense attorneys should consider any human factors research conducted by the company.


Federal Preemption and "All Natural" Food and Beverage Cases

By Shagha Tousi

Discover the origin and future of the lawsuits against the defective Chinese product.

 

 
Sound Advice »

audio Does an Objector Have the Right to Take Discovery Related to the Fairness of a Proposed Class Action Settlement?

By Elizabeth Chiarello

The answer, of course, depends on many factors. Elizabeth Chiarello explains how and when objectors do have the right and when they should be used. (8:40 min)

 

audio Understanding Is Believing (Part II)

By Richard Willis

Listen as Richard Willis continues his dicussion on teaching scientific or technical concepts to jurors, along with tips and best practices on how to do so. (11:03 min)

 

audio Understanding Is Believing (Part I)

By Richard Willis

Lawyers wear many hats. Richard Willis discusses the importance of teaching scientific or technical concepts to jurors and some of the best practices to do so. (11:28 min)

 

 

Roundtables »

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 court's preemption holdings. (00:57:33)


audio Career Development 101: Practical Advice

Young lawyers today face various challenges as they work to further their careers, from establishing and expanding a network to finding a good advocate who will help advance their career. Join us for a discussion on how can young lawyers turn these challenges into opportunities. (01:13:25)


audio Biopharmaceuticals and Products Liability Litigation

The difference between biologics and small molecule therapeutics—the types of drugs most products lawyers have litigated to date—as well as recent developments stemming from the 2010 Affordable Care Act will be the focus of this roundtable. (56:26)

 

 
Announcements »

Young Lawyers Subcommittee Monthly Conference Calls

The YLS monthly call will take place on the first Tuesday of November, January, March, May, July at 3 p.m. Eastern time. The dial-in number for the call is 1-888-857-4030. The passcode is 540066.

 

Women in Products Liability Subcommittee Bi-Monthly Conference Calls

The WIPL monthly call will take place on the third Tuesday November, January, March, May, July at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The dial-in number for the call is 1-888-857-4030. The passcode is 540066.

 

Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Biotech Subcommittee Bi-Monthly Conference Call

The Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Biotech Subcommittee bi-monthly conference call will take place on the third Wednesday of June, August, October and December at 4:00 pm ET. The dial-in number for the call is 641-715-3580.  The passcode is 324436.

 

Consumer Products Subcommittee Monthly Conference Calls

The CP monthly call will take place on the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in number for the call is 1-855-888-6338.  The passcode is 545442.


 
Products Liability Leadership

Cochairs Web Editors Newsletter Editors

Sarah Grider Cronan

Charlotte, NC


Sam Felker

Nashville, TN


Dale Weppner

St. Louis, MO

Alina Rodriguez

Miami, FL


Makenzie Windfelder

Wilmington, DE

Patrick Fowler

Phoenix, AZ


Andrew Bowman

Oklahoma City, OK