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CPSC Promulgates New Mandatory Standards for Carriages and Strollers

The standard seeks to reduce injuries and fatalities associated with the use of these products.

Functional Foods: Science is Ahead of the Law

Counsel should prepare for and help spur the development of new rules and regulations to clarify the use of these foods.

FDA Quickly Issues Three Draft Guidances for Compounding Pharmacies

A detailed look at each guidance, including reporting procedures and registration requirements.

Articles »

Illinois Supreme Court's Decision May Effect Application of Forum Non Conveniens

By C. Matt Alva

An initial impression of the Fennell decision's impact on the national asbestos dockets in St. Clair and Madison Counties.

Comcast v. Behrend: Was It Really a Boon for Defense Attorneys?

By Jenny A. Mendelsohn

The Comcast decision may come to be seen as a hollow "victory."

A Primer for Food and Beverage Attorneys on Contamination and Recall Insurance

By Jonathan Cohen, Adrian Azer, and John Girgenti

A taste of the key issues companies—and their lawyers—should keep in mind when acquiring such policies.

Sound Advice »

audio Recent FDA Draft Guidance on the Use of Social Media

By Lori Leskin

The ever-changing role of social media has created many new potential legal issues. Listen to longtime litigator Lori Leskin's analysis of recent FDA guidance on the use of social media in the pharmaceutical industry. (12:14 min)

audio How to Successfully Handle Your First Products Liability Case

By Kristie Wetterer

Kristie Wetterer outlines key points to keep in mind upon receipt of a complaint, when crafting an answer, and initial case assessment and discovery. (07:49 min)

audio Consumer Product Crisis: Strategies to Protect a Product's Reputation

By Laura J. Walther

Laura J. Walther discusses both offensive and defensive strategies, from a combined legal and media standpoint, to help keep your client's product from having its good name damaged in public. (07:06 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 every month at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Register Now: Current Issues in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation

The workshop will take place on Thursday, November 14, at Novo Nordisk in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

Registration Open for WIPL Regional CLE Workshop

The November 15th program will include panels on evidence preservation and testing, consumer fraud, social media, alternative billing, and sponsorship.

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