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Practice Points »

How to Take Advantage of "Seller's Exception" Statues

Defending distributors and sellers and obtaining their early dismissal.

 

Five Creative Uses of Social Media

Leverage social media effectively in your product liability cases.

 

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

Helpful hints to prevent miscommunication and misunderstanding.



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 5 Quick Tips for Preparing a Witness for Depositions

By Michelle Ramirez

Whether it's your first or hundredth deposition, Michelle Ramirez's primer will share some best practices and guidelines to best prepare company witnesses. (6:19 min)

 

audio Civility in the Law

By Lisa Reppeto

Veteran litigator Lisa Reppeto discusses the recent trend toward less civility in lawyers and the costs of such behavior. (6:24 min)

 

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)

 

 

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