January 29, 2019: PLAC Member, Jeff Richardson from Adams and Reese in New Orleans has been awarded the designation Appellate Practice Specialist by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. Jeff is now only one of nine attorneys in Louisiana to hold this designation. You can read about the award here
January 20, 2019: Congratulations to PLAC member Bobby Miller and team from Butler Snow in Jackson, MS for their defense verdict last month in Mississippi Federal Court on behalf of their client, and corporate member, Suzuki.  More information on the trial can be found on (subscription required) or you can read about it in Motor Sports Newswire.
January 10, 2019: PLAC member, Bic Corporation obtained a defense verdict in a shaver litigation filed in the 212th District Court in Texas (Galveston). Hartline Dacus represented BIC. Read the press release.
​January 8, 2019: ​Congratulations to Mike Zogby and team from Drinker Biddle for their victory in Cashen v. Johnson & Johnson, 2018 WL 6809093 (N.J. Super. Law Div. Dec. 24, 2018).  The NJ court found preemption in the breast implant case and dismissed all claims with prejudice. You can read about this case in Drug & Device Law.
December 21, 2018:

Congratulations to PLAC member, James (Jim) Beck of Reed Smith on being named one of the top most-read authors in product liability for Law360 in 2018! Jim was cited for his article in their December 5th issue “Drug Design Defect Litigation Faces Its Demise

December 19, 2018: PLAC Thought Leadership Piece: “Not Science at all, But Litigation”: Excluding Results-Driven Expert Opinions”. PLAC member Michael Hogue from Nelson Mullins and his colleagues prepared this article for PLAC. Click here to read the article.
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.


Fall Conference

PLAC’s annual Fall conference will be held at the Fairmont Chicago, October 2-4.

Past Webinars / Recordings (Registration Required to View)

All’s Not So Quite On the Northern Front: An Update on Product Regulation and Recalls in Canada

Product Safety, Regulation and Compliance in the EU – An Update on the Changes on the Horizon and Practical Impacts for Companies

All Worlds are Not the Same: A Comparison of the Legal Procedural Issues in Korea, Japan and Australia Affecting Product Liability Claims

Cataclysmic Change or Business as Usual: Product Regulation in the Trump Administration  

A Chat with CPSC Commission Ann Marie Buerkle

Cybersecurity Incident Report: Applying Reason And Rigor To Control Chaos

Risk and Rewards of AI

Twitter, Teens, & Training: Ensuring Consumer Safety in the Age of Disinformation

If you would like to view the webinars, please click here.