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In Development: The Future of Products Liability LawThis ongoing series examines the emerging trends in products liability law.
2012-10-24 12:00:00 AM
Editor's note: This ongoing series examines the emerging trends in products liability law.
Federal Pre-emption, Direct Consumer Contact Next Frontier in Pharma Law
As drug and medical device manufacturers interact more directly with customers through social media and direct advertising, lawyers in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and regulation are struggling to ascertain how the new reality of direct-to-consumer marketing will alter liability. Read More
Role of Settlement Surges In Products Liability Cases
Defense counsel and their clients increasingly are focusing on developing settlement strategies earlier on in the process of products liability mass torts litigation, which has led to the growing use of separate settlement counsel and trial counsel, the use of niche firms to administer claims and liens and turning to alternative dispute resolution. Read More
Complex Litigation Center's Judge Moss on Settlement
I interviewed Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Sandra Mazer Moss, the co-supervising judge of the courts program for mass torts, for a series on the changing nature of products liability law. Here are the highlights of the interview. Read More
Is Growth of Foreign Class, Mass Actions Changing Products Law?
When American manufacturers are sued at home by foreign plaintiffs, the traditional litigation strategy has been to argue to judges that it's inconvenient to have American courts hear those products liability cases and to get the cases removed to the plaintiffs' home countries. Read More
Restatement Fight Is Making Pa. Products Law Unpredictable
While it is a certainty that we live in a manufactured age, in which people are surrounded by products, the state of the law in Pennsylvania governing what happens when people are injured by those products is very much uncertain. Read More
ABA Center for Professional Responsiblity
Law Professors Blog Network
Global Litigation Trends
Virginia Journal of International Law
Rule 23 and the Exclusion of Foreign Citizens as Class Members in U.S. Class Actions
The American Law Institute
Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Products Liability