PLAC member, Jim Beck of Reed Smith, contributed an expert analysis entitled “Drug Design Defect Litigation Faces Its Demise” in Law360. Click here to read the article (subscription required)
PLAC congratulates Andrea Pierson from Fagre Baker Daniels and Lori Cohen from Greenberg Traurig who were just awarded 2018 Law360 MVPs for their work in the Product Liability and Life Sciences Categories, respectively. You can read more about the awards on Law360
PLAC Member, Dale Markland from Markland Hanley in Dallas will be a keynote speaker at the 2019 Vehicle Electronics & Connected Services Conference in Sweden next April in Gottenberg Sweden. Conference information can be found here
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.
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Plaintiffs allege that a complex prescription medical device —used for robotic prostate surgery —had "defective" warnings. During litigation in the State of Washington, plaintiff claimed that strict liability should have been charged. Both the trial court and the unanimous Court of Appeals rejected this argument. An appeal was filed where plaintiff's assertion of strict liability in a warning case involving a prescription medical product challenges decades of Washington precedent. PLAC filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the defendant.
PLAC member David Frohn, from MG+M Law in Baton Rouge will speak at the annual American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Marine Law Symposium on January 8, 2019 in Seattle, WA. To register and to see the full agenda, please click here.
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