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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
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
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
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.
PLAC’s annual Fall conference will be held October 31-November 2 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA. Check out the
for more details.
October 25, 2018:
Cataclysmic Change or Business as Usual: Product Regulation in the Trump Administration
November 29, 2018:
A Chat with CPSC Commission Ann Marie Buerkle
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