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U.S. Supreme Court Curbs Executive Power and Reach of EPA

USA - July 19 2022 In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") issued the Clean Power Plan (the "Plan") to curb greenhouse gas emissions by forcing power…

Traci L. Lovitt, Jeffrey A. Schlegel, Charles T. Wehland

Enforcing the Line Between Product Liability and Public Nuisance

USA - May 16 2022 Courts are increasingly confronted with attempts by the Plaintiffs' bar to repackage traditional product liability claims as public nuisance claims…

Leon F. DeJulius Jr. (Lee), Traci L. Lovitt, Sharyl A. Reisman

Supreme Court Sides with Merck in Unanimous Fosamax® Product-Liability Decision

USA - May 25 2019 The Situation: Name-brand pharmaceutical manufacturers are often sued with claims that they should have strengthened the warnings on their labels…

Shay Dvoretzky, Jeffrey R. Johnson, Stephanie E. Parker

Second Circuit Construes Civil RICO's "Domestic Injury" Requirement

USA - November 27 2017 A Chilean plaintiff filed a civil RICO action against a Chilean defendant based on the latter's pattern of misappropriation of the former's assets…

Meir Feder

Supreme Court Limits Extraterritorial Application of RICO

USA - June 22 2016 On June 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a major decision restricting the extraterritorial application of the Racketeer Influenced…

Anthony J. Dick, Gregory G. Katsas, Hashim M. Mooppan