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PRODUCTS: CLASS ACTION, TRADE & INDUSTRY REPRESENTATION

We protect and preserve your brand, product and reputation with our deep industry experience and proven trial lawyers—in and out of the courtroom.

Our Approach

Protecting our clients and their products is our highest priority.

Companies that make products come to our team to avoid disputes or resolve them quickly in order to get back to business.

With a deep understanding of your business and industry, we partner with you proactively to review industry standards and government regulation compliance. We advise on improvements in product testing, warnings and recordkeeping to reduce ongoing litigation and avoidance of future lawsuits.

Litigation is expensive and unpredictable.

Our team controls costs without compromise. We begin with an early case evaluation to form an educated assessment of litigation risks. We staff our cases efficiently using scalable teams and employ state-of-the-art case management tools.

We know how to talk to juries and have the experience to jump in and handle a client’s case at a moment’s notice, regardless of the subject matter.

With extensive experience in class action, multijurisdictional and multidistrict litigation, we have successfully tried high-exposure cases to verdicts in some of the most challenging venues across the country.

Our full-service 24/7 Crisis Response team guides clients through accident investigations and high profile crises.

Who we work with

Product manufacturers of every kind including those in the following industries:

  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device/Life Sciences
  • Aviation
  • Petro-chemical
  • Energy
  • Food, Beverage & Agriculture
  • Industrial & infrastructure products and services
  • Power systems products and services

Media Clips

  • Amazon Drone-Testing Petition Seen As Key Milestone for Emerging Market
    Bloomberg BNA | August 6, 2014
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation associate Cameron Cloar provides commentary on Amazon.com Inc.'s efforts to expand testing of drones for package delivery and the broader implications of this.
  • Courts Line Up Behind 3rd Circ.'s Ascertainability Logic
    Law360 | July 25, 2014
    Buffalo Commercial Litigation associate Tracey Ehlers, Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Viv Quinn, and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Janet Garetto discuss federal courts’ increased attention to the ascertainability of class members especially in the food and beverage industries where consumers do not typically retain receipts.
  • Bloom Sworn in as Bar Association President
    Buffalo News | June 13, 2014
    Buffalo Commercial Litigation counsel Laurie Bloom is featured in this article noting the new leadership of the Erie County Bar Association. Laurie is the 108th president of the Association.
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  • Food Labeling Claims: Differing Approaches
    Product Liability Law & Strategy | June 1, 2014
    Buffalo Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Viv Quinn and associate Tracey Ehlers authored this column discussing how courts are deciding whether and on what basis to certify class actions involving food and beverage products.
  • "Drone Law" Becomes Big Business
    FORTUNE | April 9, 2014
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry representation associate Cameron Cloar provides commentary in this feature article on how law firms are responding to the drone industry.
  • Proposal on Privilege Logs Seeks to Trim Costs, Save Time
    Commercial Litigation Insider | April 4, 2014
    Rochester Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner David Tennant is quoted in this feature article on the proposed rule issued by the Office of Court Administration that would modify privilege log practice in the Commercial Division to streamline the process and ease the burden and costs on litigants. David co-authored the amendment.
  • ‘What's Our Vector, Victor?'—A Series of Regulatory Amendments May Force Change in Business Model for Regional Airline Industry
    Bloomberg BNA Daily Report for Executives | March 17, 2014
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation associate Cameron Cloar authored this column discussing recent changes to the regulation of commercial pilot training, certification and employment that may lead to significant transformation of airlines’ business models and the industry as a whole.
  • Drone Deliveries in Mission District? S.F. startup has plan
    San Francisco Chronicle | March 15, 2014
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation associate Cameron Cloar discusses San Francisco startup, QuiQui, which plans to use drones to deliver drugstore products.
  • If Facebook Buys Drones, They May Fly above the Red Tape
    Washington Post | March 5, 2014
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry representation associate Cameron Cloar, a former pilot for a national airline, discusses Facebook’s interest in drones.
  • Law360 Aerospace & Defense Editorial Advisory Board
    Law360 | February 21, 2014
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry representation associate Cameron Cloar, a former pilot for a national airline, is included among Law360’s Aerospace & Defense Editorial Advisory Board.
  • Is It Time To Recall The Term ‘Recall'?
    Law360 | February 18, 2014
    In this column, Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partners Jim Weller and Barbara Lukeman and counsel Ben Dwyer discuss if the term recall is outdated and inaccurate.
  • Claims and Classes in Medical Monitoring Cases
    Law360 | January 22, 2014
    Buffalo partner and deputy leader of the firm’s Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation practice group Viv Quinn and Buffalo Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation associate Tracey Ehlers discuss the New York Court of Appeals decision in Caronia et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc. to not adopt a new cause of action.
  • Making a Case for Paralegals
    Long Island Business News | January 22, 2014
    Long Island office hiring partner Jim Weller discusses demand for paralegals at Long Island law firms.
  • Amazon Unveils Drone-Use Plan Amid Policy Debate Over Technology
    Bloomberg BNA | December 3, 2013

    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Cameron Cloar, a former pilot for a national airline, discusses Amazon’s plans to deliver packages to customers using drones.

  • On the Town: ‘The Daily Record' honors Attorneys of the Year
    Daily Record | November 18, 2013
    Rochester Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Chris Thomas is featured in this article highlighting the 2013 Attorneys of the Year.
  • Lawyers' New Practice Invites Second-Guessing
    Crain's Chicago Business | November 15, 2013
    Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation practice group leader and leader of the firm’s NP Trial® team Joe Ortego discusses the firm’s Second Opinion service.
  • FAA's Privacy Punt Leaves Drone Operators in the Dark
    Law360 | November 8, 2013
    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation associate Cameron Cloar discusses the Federal Aviation Administration’s lack of clarity on privacy matters related to use of domestic drones. Click here to read the article.
  • SCOTUS Cert Skirt Left Door Open For Cy Pres Tune-Up
    Law360 | November 8, 2013
    This column discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of a petition for a writ of certiorari in Marek v. Lane. New York City Commercial Litigation partner Chris Mason, San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Bruce Copeland, Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Dan Deane and Rochester Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation associate Kevin Saunders authored the piece.
  • Good Privacy Practices Help Your Firm Survive and Thrive
    Rochester Business Journal | November 8, 2013
    Rochester Global Business & Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Buffalo Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation counsel Jacob Herstek discuss why and how companies should have a strong compliance plan in the event of a data breach.
  • Why Product Manufacturers Should Heed Privacy Trends
    Product Liability Law & Strategy | November 1, 2013
    Buffalo Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation counsel Jacob Herstek, a member of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection team, authored this column discussing privacy as a touchstone issue for product manufacturers to keep in mind as they work to build and keep consumer trust.
  • Medicare Insurer Can't Get AIG Coverage for $18M Scam
    Law360 | October 1, 2013
    This article notes a New York appeals court ruling in Universal American Corp v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, PA. New York City Products: Class Action, Industry and Trade Representation partner Barbara Lukeman is counsel for National Union and is quoted in the piece.
  • Client Needs Dictate Decision to Send Some Tasks Oversees
    Rochester Business Journal | September 20, 2013
    Rochester Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation partner Chris Thomas discusses e-discovery and predictive coding benefits in this feature article.
  • FAA Regulatory Revamp Puts Major Revitalization on Horizon for Struggling Small Airplane, Aviation Technology Manufacturers
    Bloomberg BNA Daily Report for Executives | August 12, 2013
    San Francisco Products associate Cameron Cloar discusses the Federal Aviation Administration’s detailed modernization blueprint and its impact on the industry. Click here to read the article.
  • Can Legal Project Management Succeed in the Unpredictable World of Litigation and Transactions?
    Inside Counsel | July 11, 2013

    Boston Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Sam Goldblatt authored this column discussing how legal project management can be successful.

  • Contacting and Compensating a Non-Party/Former Employee Fact Witness; The Legal and Ethical Issues
    Product Liability Law & Strategy | July 1, 2013

    A Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation team of Buffalo partner John Weinholtz and Rochester associate Kevin Saunders authored this column discussing the legal and ethical rules of contacting and compensating a former employee fact witness.

  • Bar Association Elects New Slate of Officers, Board Members
    Buffalo Business First | June 18, 2013

    This coverage notes that Buffalo Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation counsel Laurie Bloom has been elected vice president of the Bar Association of Erie County and will assume the presidency in June 2014. This news was also highlighted in the Rochester Daily Record.

  • Need for Expert Appeals Panel Divides Bar
    Commercial Litigation Insider (New York) | June 18, 2013

    Rochester Products partner and leader of the firm’s Appellate practice David Tennant comments on the discussion regarding the possible need to create a specialized appellate court to hear commercial division appeals.

  • Intuitive Technology Makes Discovery Process Efficient
    Rochester Business Journal | June 14, 2013

    Rochester Products: Class Action, Industry & Trade Representation partner Chris Thomas and director of IT operations and e-discovery John Roman discuss the use and benefits of predictive coding in this feature article.

  • Reading the Witness
    Long Island Business News | June 7, 2013

    Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation practice group leader Joe Ortego discusses the use of expert witnesses.

  • Crouch's Efforts to Avoid GARA Don't Fly with 6th Circ.
    Law360 | June 5, 2013

    San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation associate Paul Stinson discusses Crouch v. Honeywell International and the three important holdings from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision regarding the applicability and scope of the statute of repose set forth in the General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994 (GARA).

  • Judge Gives Green Light to FreshDirect in Bronx
    New York Law Journal | June 5, 2013

    This article notes that FreshDirect has been given the green light to build a new headquarters in the South Bronx. Buffalo Products counsel Laurie Bloom and Rochester Real Estate partners Jared Lusk and Tom Greiner are noted as FreshDirect’s counsel.

  • Drones Cast Lengthening Shadows One Year After Passage of FAA Modernization & Reform Act
    Bloomberg BNA Privacy and Security Law Report | May 13, 2013

    This column, authored by San Francisco Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry representation associate Cameron Cloar, discusses the entry of drones into the national airspace system one year after the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

  • Lippman Names Commercial Division Advisors
    Daily Record | March 27, 2013

    Rochester Products partner David Tennant is highlighted among those named to New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s Commercial Division Advisory Council, which will advise on all matters involving and surrounding the Commercial Division of the state Supreme Court.

  • CPSC Risks Alienating Industry with Litigation Strategy
    Law360 | March 22, 2013

    Long Island Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Jim Weller discusses the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s increased use of administrative complaints.

  • Q&A With Nixon Peabody's David Tennant
    Corporate Counsel | March 13, 2013

    This Q&A is conducted with Rochester partner and leader of the firm’s appellate practice David Tennant.

  • Medicare Insurer Can't Get Coverage for $18M Scam
    Law 360 | January 9, 2013

    This article notes that National Union Fire Insurance prevailed in the coverage dispute with Universal American Corp. over an $18 million Medicare-related scam. New York City Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Barbara Lukeman served as counsel for National Union in this matter.

  • CPSC Continues Crusade Against High-Powered Magnets
    Product Liability Law 360 | January 8, 2013

    This column, authored by New York City Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Barbara Lukeman, discusses the Consumer Products Safety Commission announcement of a another recall of high-powered magnetic desk toys.

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems: Mobility on the edge
    SciTech Lawyer Magazine | January 1, 2013

    San Francisco Products associate Cameron Cloar co-authored this article focused on the discussions among civil liberties groups and government officials about the future use of unmanned aerial systems or vehicles in U.S. airspace.

  • International Cooperation in the Regulation of Nanotechnology
    Product Liability Law & Strategy | January 1, 2013

    Deputy Litigation department leader and deputy leader of the Products: Class Action, Trade and Industry Representation group Viv Quinn and Buffalo Products: Class Action, Trade and Industry Representation counsel Ben Dwyer co-authored this column providing an overview of the approach taken by major countries in the field of nanotechnology.

  • Tightening Client Budgets Fuel Need for Outsourcing
    Rochester Business Journal | December 14, 2012

    Rochester Litigation partner Chris Thomas provides commentary in this article discussing the increasing interest in legal outsourcing among clients and how law firms are responding.

  • CPSC Scraps Database Appeal, Leaving Gripes Unsettled
    Law 360 | December 10, 2012

    Long Island Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Jim Weller discusses a decision by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to abandon its appeal of a ruling that companies can block the publishing of inaccurate consumer complaints on an agency database.

  • Expert Disclosure in New York: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    New York Law Journal | December 10, 2012

    This contributed article by New York City Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner Barbara Lukeman and Long Island Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation associate Tom Mealiffe focuses on New York’s expert disclosure rule and the New York State Bar Association’s plans to propose a set of voluntary rules to bolster the current expert disclosure rules for cases before the Commercial Division.

  • Good News for Defense in NY Asbestos Litigation
    Law 360 | December 5, 2012

    This column, discussing a significant ruling applicable to all cases pending in the New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL), was authored by Long Island Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation counsel Santo Borruso, Buffalo Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation partner John Weinholtz, and Boston Litigation counsel John Stadler.

  • The Thin Lines Between Zealous Advocacy, Incivility, and Punishable Misconduct
    The Brief | November 1, 2012

    Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation practice group and NP Trial leader Joe Ortego authored this article for the Fall issue of this American Bar Association publication.

  • Earning Their Keep: Plenty of apps promise to help lawyers work smarter. Which ones actually deliver?
    The American Lawyer | October 1, 2012

    Boston Products partner Sam Goldblatt and Rochester Global Business & Transactions counsel Jeremy Wolk are both included in this tech column discussing apps for mobile devices and tablets that are specifically designed for legal matters.

  • Class Actions to be introduced in France
    Points de Vente | September 18, 2012

    Paris partner Gilles de Poix provides commentary in this article discussing the potential introduction of class actions into French consumer law in 2013 which will more closely resemble European law than U.S. law.

  • City's Air Surveillance Program Avoids Drone Privacy Issues
    Law 360 | August 28, 2012

    San Francisco products associate Cameron Cloar provides third-party commentary in this article discussing Lancaster, California’s new manned aerial surveillance system week that will allow police to monitor activities on the ground in real time.

  • Newly Aggressive CPSC Ups Ante with Proposed Magnet Ban
    Law 360 | August 10, 2012

    Long Island products partner Jim Weller provides commentary in this article discussing the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recommendations that the regulator ban the magnet sets targeted in two recent lawsuits it filed in a move indicative of the agency's increasingly aggressive enforcement tactics.

  • The Eureka Moment
    Law Technology News | August 1, 2012

    Boston and Buffalo products partner Sam Goldblatt provides commentary in this cover story on how six “Big Law” firms have embraced legal project management.

  • A Guide to Improving the Rules of Appellate Practice
    DRI: For the Defense | August 1, 2012

    This article, authored by Rochester partner and leader of the Appellate practice David Tennant, discusses the rule making process of the federal appellate courts while noting differing rulemaking procedures at the state court level.

  • New Drone Bill Highlights Growing Privacy Concerns
    Law 360 | July 26, 2012

    This article focuses on a new bill that would extend restrictions on the use of unmanned aircraft systems. San Francisco Products Liability associate Cameron Cloar provides third-party legal commentary about this proposed legislation.

  • Unmanned Aircraft: Filling U.S. Airspace—And Courtrooms?
    Law 360 | July 5, 2012

    This “Expert Analysis” column, authored by San Francisco Products associate Cameron Cloar, discusses the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which requires the agency to fully integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system for public and commercial use.

  • Off-Label Communications: The FDA's Proposed Approach
    Product Liability Law & Strategy | July 1, 2012

    This article, authored by Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk and Buffalo Products associate Tracey Ehlers, discusses the Food and Drug Administration guidance addressing how drug, biologics, and medical device manufacturers should respond to unsolicited requests for off-label information, including—for the first time—communications via the Internet and social media.

  • A Look at Recent Developments at the CPSC
    International Trade & Product Liability Law 360 | June 25, 2012

    Long Island Products partner Jim Weller authored this column examining developments revamping of the scope and authority of the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

  • Tracking Legal Costs with Task Codes: Different firms take different approaches
    Of Counsel | June 1, 2012

    Boston and Buffalo Products partner Sam Goldblatt provides commentary in this article that discusses the Uniform Task-Based Management System (UTBMS), which tracks the time spent on particular programs and tasks.

  • U.S. Companies and Canadian Privacy Law: Beware
    Privacy and Public Policy Law 360 | May 18, 2012

    Buffalo Products counsel Ben Dwyer and Jacob Herstek coauthored this “Expert Analysis” column discussing Canada’s privacy laws, which are more far-reaching than their U.S. counterparts and may apply to non-Canadian entities.

  • Privacy-Law Issues Coming to Forefront
    Buffalo Law Journal | April 26, 2012

    Buffalo Products counsel Jacob Herstek, a member of the firm’s Data Privacy team, is quoted throughout this article discussing privacy law issues.

  • MCBA Announces Directors to LawNY Board
    Daily Record | April 18, 2012

    This coverage notes that the Monroe County Bar Association has appointed three new directors, including Rochester Products partner Chris Thomas, to the Legal Assistance of Western New York board of directors.

  • Smart Grid Data: Privacy Costs of the Information Jackpot
    Bloomberg BNA Daily Report for Executives | March 15, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Buffalo Products counsel Jacob Herstek and Providence partner and leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection group Linn Freedman, discusses a federal case that considered the collection of personal information by the smart grid. The article addresses why a legal resolution is necessary to keep pace with the technology.

  • Task Force to Tackle Volume, Delays in Commercial Division
    New York Law Journal | February 22, 2012

    This article discusses New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s creation of a task force focused on commercial litigation in New York state courts. Rochester Products partner David Tennant is a member of this task force.

  • Bay Area People
    San Francisco Business Times | February 2, 2012

    This news brief notes that San Francisco Labor & Employment attorney Paul Lynd and San Francisco Products attorney Eric Strain have been promoted to the firm’s partnership.

  • Limiting Liability for Replacement Parts
    California and Product Liability Law 360 | January 18, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by San Francisco Products counsel Lauren Michals and San Francisco Products partner Ross Petty, discusses a California Supreme Court decision addressing whether a machinery manufacturer can be held liable for injuries alleged to have occurred as a result of exposure to asbestos from replacement parts added to or used in conjunction with the product after it left the custody and control of the manufacturer.

  • Finding Your Way Through the E-discovery Process
    Daily Record | November 2, 2011

    The story highlights the New York State Bar Association’s recently issued guide for navigating the electronic discovery requirements in both federal and state courts. The coverage notes that the guide was initiated under the State Bar’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section. Rochester Products partner David Tennant, chair of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, oversaw the publishing on the guide.

  • On the Record
    Buffalo News | September 14, 2011

    In this business briefs column, Buffalo Products counsel Ben Dwyer is included for his appointment to the executive committee of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Reasonable Recovery in Calif. Torts
    Law 360 | September 7, 2011

    This contributed article, coauthored by San Francisco Products partner Ross Petty and counsel Lauren Michals, discusses the implications for personal injury cases following the California Supreme Court’s decision in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, holding that medical expenses must be both incurred and reasonable, and only the lesser amount is recoverable.

Ideas

Decision in beverage "class action" bolsters Third Circuit emphasis on ascertainability
Food Safety and Litigation Alert | July 16, 2014

Fifth Circuit slams the door shut on innovator liability and rejects attempted end-run around Mensing
Life Sciences Alert | May 23, 2014

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Seventh Circuit FTAIA ruling makes it more difficult for U.S. plaintiffs to recover against foreign manufacturers for U.S. antitrust violations
Products Antitrust Alert | April 4, 2014

California's Green Chemistry Initiative continues rolling along: DTSC announces draft priority products which will require a rapid response from manufacturers
Products Alert | April 4, 2014

Consumer product safety: should the term "recall" be recalled?
Products Alert | February 11, 2014

Update on trans fat proposed regulation
Food Safety & Litigation Alert | December 31, 2013

No reason to deviate and create new "medical monitoring" cause of action in New York
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | December 19, 2013

FDA: Interested parties have 60 days to weigh in on tentative determination regarding trans fats
Food Safety & Litigation Alert | November 8, 2013

How much is enough (when it comes to ascertaining potential plaintiffs)?
Food Safety & Litigation Alert | September 23, 2013

Legislative proposal seeking to overhaul "misleading" food labeling
Food Safety & Litigation Alert | September 20, 2013

Drones Cast Lengthening Shadows One Year After Passage of FAA Modernization & Reform Act
May 13, 2013

California's green chemistry regulations of consumer products inch closer to completion
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industy Representation Alert | April 16, 2013

Can a company director always obtain access to the advice of counsel that was provided to the company?
Commercial Litigation Alert | February 27, 2013

One More Item for the New Year: The Deadline Looms for Manufacturers and Importers to Develop and Implement Strict CPSC Compliant Product Testing and Certification Programs
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | January 7, 2013

CPSC continues crusade against high-powered magnets: recall announced for yet another adult desk-toy magnet
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | December 17, 2012

Hong Kong launches consultation on proposal to impose concentration limits of phthalates in toys and child care articles
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | December 7, 2012

Webinar Recording: The First Amendment and Off-Label Promotion: Understanding the Implications of U.S. v. Caronia
Originally recorded December 5, 2012 | December 6, 2012

Recent Pennsylvania decision imposes substantial new burden on defendants in product liability actions
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | December 3, 2012

New York asbestos judge rules bankruptcy claims materials must be disclosed
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | November 19, 2012

The new "Green Guides": Federal Trade Commission's guidance for avoiding deceptive marketing claims
Legally Green Alert | October 31, 2012

Court strikes a blow against CPSC online database
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | October 30, 2012

Public Notice and Comment Period Ends October 11, 2012 for California's Green Chemistry Initiative's Proposed Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations
Environmental Alert | October 1, 2012

GARA and federal preemption lead federal court to dismiss claims against aircraft engine distributor/service facility
Aviation Law Alert | July 30, 2012

Minnesota Supreme Court declines to impose duty to train on aircraft manufacturers
Aviation Alert | July 25, 2012

The FDA bans Bisphenol A in baby bottles and children's cups—the attention may now turn to other products
Products: Class Action, Trade & Inidusty Representation Alert | July 19, 2012

Recent developments at the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) include stepped up efforts at U.S. ports to curtail the importation of non-compliant consumer goods and leveling of record fines
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | June 21, 2012

Applying the Frye test, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court bars experts from opining that any exposure to a toxin is a substantial factor contributing to the development of the disease at issue
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | June 19, 2012

California Court of Appeal holds that the employer/premises owner owes no duty to remote family member for secondary/take-home exposures to asbestos
Products Alert | May 24, 2012

FDA Denies Petition to Ban BPA
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | April 3, 2012

California Supreme Court affirms limitations on liability for replacement parts
Products: Class Action, Trade & Industry Representation Alert | January 13, 2012

California Court of Appeal affirms award of pre- and post- statutory settlement offer expert witness fees and the reasonableness of a relatively low pretrial settlement offer
Product Liability Alert | November 1, 2011

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