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A Lesson in What Losing Credibility Can Cost
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

Everybody lies, maybe even several times a day. Often we don't even realize it because the lies are small. They are white lies like "of course that


Brand Defendants Thwart Another Innovator Liability Claim
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2016

Looking back at our posts on innovator liability, it’s becoming more and more difficult to title them. According to the DDL blog, innovator liability


In Minnesota PMA Preemption Requires Plaintiffs to be Specific, Very Specific
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2016

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted about PMA preemption in an Infusion case - but that litigation continues to make good law. This time in Minnesota


New Jersey Accutane Plaintiff Verdict Vacated - Appellate Division Strongly Criticizes Evidentiary Rulings
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

If you read the decision in Rossitto v. Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc., 2016 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1714 (N.J. App. Div. Jul 22, 2016), we think you'll


No Experts, No Case
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2016

Today's decision is that simple. Actually, it's that simple and it's that surprising that plaintiffs tried to side-step this golden rule of complex


Post-Recall Negligence Claims Preempted
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2016

We post a lot about preemption. We post a lot about PMA preemption. That’s because thanks to Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc., 552 U.S. 312 (2008) and


Another Rejection of Innovator Liability
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2016

It’s been a bit of a slow news week in the drug and device litigation world. We are coming off a short work week and like the rest of us, judges may


Complete PMA Preemption Win in Texas
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2016

We talk a lot about PMA preemption on this blog. And why shouldn't we. It's probably been the most consistent source of defense wins in the last five


Georgia MDL Court Muddles Utah Law
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

We aren't going to mince words today. We don't likeChristiansen v. Wright Medical Technology Inc., MDL 2329, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46409 (N.D. Ga


Another Mediocre Decision on Ex Parte Contact with Treaters Has Us Thinking
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2016

It's only been one month since we posted about the disappointing decision in the Xarelto MDL regarding plaintiffs' ability to have unfettered ex