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By Stephen J. McConnell
Plaintiff lawyers must be mighty allergic to federal court. They perform all sorts of maneuvers to avoid CAFA removal of mass actions. For example, they will artificially subdivide their cases...
By Bradley H. Dlatt, Jason Gordon
These mailers included a request that the individuals return an approximately $25 "fee" to collect their cash prize.
By Kari S. Larsen, Michael Selig
On March 23, 2017, the European Commission ("EC") published a Consultation Document entitled "FinTech: A More Competitive and Innovative European Financial Sector."
By Michelle Yeary
When this blogger hears "negligent undertaking," my mind does not automatically turn to products liability – but rather to pre-teen children.
By Debra McCurdy
Using unusually blunt language, the MedPAC recently noted that it "is increasingly frustrated with the lack of statutory or regulatory action" to lower Medicare SNF payments...
By James Beck
Federal appellate decisions similarly reject this sort of "causation" over and over, initially in cases involving non-prescription products.
By Eric Alexander
Charges of discovery abuse get thrown around frequently in product liability litigation. We have not done a scientific survey, but we guess that such charges are levied against the manufacturer defendants more often than against individual plaintiffs.
By Divonne Smoyer, Kimberly Chow
A panel on legal reform in the area of privacy and data security at this week's IAPP Summit provided an opportunity for a discussion between businesses and regulators, as well as for the launch of a white paper on the activities of the plaintiffs' bar in this area that Reed Smith prepared for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).
By Divonne Smoyer, Kimberly Chow
The International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit is taking place in Washington this week.
By Keri Bruce, Njeri Chasseau
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that it sent more than 90 letters to social media influencers and advertisers, reiterating the need for influencers to "clearly and conspicuously" disclose their relationships with brands in social media posts.
By Divonne Smoyer
Notwithstanding potential changes to privacy regulation at the federal level, state attorneys general (AGs) will continue to be robust and influential privacy policymakers and enforcers in the United States – ...
By Michelle Yeary
Just yesterday we made the following observation: a design defect claim is often a make-weight claim.
By Harvey Leiderman, Maytak Chin
In City of San Diego v. Public Employee Relations Board (April 11, 2017), the Fourth District Court of Appeal considered an unfair labor practices challenge brought by unions against the city of San Diego under the state's Meyers-Milias-Brown Act.
By Stephen J. McConnell
However a drug/device product liability is styled, it will almost always be focused on a claim of failure to warn.
By James Beck
This post is about the 8th Circuit finally having before it aspects of the effects of the current, bizarrely applied Missouri joinder and venue rules ( see here) on federal jurisdiction.
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