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By Stephen J. McConnell
Few things raise our blood pressure as much as the MDL process. MDL stands for Multi-District Litigation, but the M might as well stand for Mutilating and the D for Distorting.
By James Beck
We had been waiting for the Utah Supreme Court's decision in Burningham v. Wright Medical for some time. As we pointed out in a blogpost when Burningham was first certified by the district court
By Rachael Pontikes, Kelly Kearney
Just as the U.S. Food & Drug Administration ("FDA") promised in its 2019 compounding priorities statement, FDA published a notice and proposed rule in the Federal Register
By Cindy Schmitt Minniti, Mark S. Goldstein, Alexandra Manfredi
Following New York City's lead, New York state and Westchester County have each enacted laws providing additional workplace protections to victims of domestic violence. In this post
By James Beck
We've blogged numerous times about the tentative, non-final, and informal status of FDA warning letters (and untitled letters and similar enforcement precursors
By James Beck
As your bloggers – at least those without school-aged children – begin to mourn the dawning end of summer, we do at least see one bright spot in the ever-shortening days
By Steven Boranian
California courts continue to find ways to exercise personal jurisdiction over out-of-state defendants, even when there is little or no dispute that the Constitutio
By James Beck
This appeared on September 3, 2019, on the Missouri Supreme Court's list of "Writs and Other Original Proceedings":
By Stephen J. McConnell
Last week, we found ourselves focusing on spoliation issues in two different cases, one at the front-end (an early case assessment) and one at the back-end (haggling over jury instructions).
By Lisa Baird
Several states are following the path of Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), a law that has led to a rise in the volume of class action privacy litigation and underlined
By James Beck
Somebody asked Bexis the other day whether he thought that the increasing reliance on "telemedicine" – physician consultations taking place online,
By Lori Armstrong Halber, JamesF. Glunt, Chalyn M. Kaufman
Today more than ever, U.S. businesses supplement their workforce with independent contractors as a solution to competitive and customer pressures
By Michael Correll, Mark Temple, Rachel B. Machisak
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion last week holding for the first time that a "day rate" in excess of $455 paid to a highly compensated employee
By Michelle Yeary
It's not a long decision – but there's still a lot to it. Maybe that's because there wasn't a lot to plaintiff's complaint. Regardless, Sharp v. St. Jude Medical, S.C., Inc., 2019
By Eric Alexander
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. A jack of all trades is a master of none. These cutesy little phrases throw some derision toward one who
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