NEWS

November 5, 2018: PLAC Member, Jim Beck, recently posted in his Drug & Device Law Blog an update of the Post-Bauman 50-State Survey on General Jurisdiction by Consent. Click here to read the update.
Novermber 5, 2018: PLAC member, Jim Rotondo and his colleagues at Day Pitney recently published an article in Bloomberg Law Product Liability Section entitled “INSIGHT: Amazon Tests Boundaries Of What It Means to Be a Product Seller”  The article examines the examined the recent court rulings finding that Amazon has no responsibility in its role as a marketplace provider for product liability claims. For a copy of the article click here.
October 29, 2018: PLAC member Lori Cohen from Greenberg Traurig was recently featured in Medical Design and Outsourcing Magazine.
October 23, 2018:  The law firm, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin, & Mellott, in cooperation with PLAC has developed a legislative survey related to Autonomous Vehicles. This 50 state legislative survey provides an overview of laws, regulations, and research relating to Autonomous Vehicles (“AVs”). To request a copy, please click here.
​October 16, 2018: Congratulations to Ben and Jeff and the Carlton Fields team for their work in Georgia Federal Court on behalf of Bell Sports. The jury on Friday said that bicycle helmet maker Bell Sports is not liable for brain damage a woman suffered after falling from her bike while wearing a Bell-made helmet. You can read the article on Law360.
October 5, 2018: Congratulations to Lisa Warren of Johnson & Johnson who is a recipient of the 2018 National Women in the Law Award presented by Corporate Counsel and Inside Counsel Magazines at the event in Washington, DC. The award is presented to attorneys who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and business acumen as they have guided their organizations through often treacherous roads to achieve success. These women stand out because they are business strategists, complex problem-solvers, and of course, great lawyers.
October 5, 2018: Lori Cohen, one of PLAC’s sustaining members from Greenberg Traurig, was named "2018 Product Liability Attorney of the Year" by LMG Life Sciences and inducted into the guide's Life Sciences Hall of Fame.  LMG honors top-ranking firms and individuals for outstanding legal work in the life sciences sector and is considered the definitive guide to leading North American law firms and lawyers specialized in the life sciences industry.  Congratulations Lori!
​September 29, 2018: PLAC Member, Steve Kramer from Eckert Seamans provided Expert Analysis article for LAW360. His article was entitled “Product Liability For Online Marketplaces And Car-Sharing“   
September 7, 2018 :  Several PLAC Sustaining members made the Law360 Lions and Lambs list for their representation and favorable rulings.  Susan Sharko and team obtained defense verdict in Philadelphia court for Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Xarelto. Jim Campbell and team obtained summary judgment for Johnson & Johnson and Janssen in Massachusetts federal court regarding Risperdal.