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Ninth Circuit Confirms That Winning Early Summary Judgment May Be the Ultimate Preemptive Tactic for Beating Class Certification

USA - June 26 2020 The Ninth Circuit has confirmed that a lack of summary judgment evidence linking a product to concrete injury may properly halt a would-be class…

Kaitlyn E. Stone.

New Jersey Reverses Course on Bare Metals Defense

USA - August 9 2018 The New Jersey Appellate Division recently published an opinion significantly affecting asbestos litigation and defenses available to certain product…

Christine Lozier.

Biotin Supplement Suit Dismissed on Preemption Grounds

USA - September 11 2019 A California federal judge tossed a proposed class action against allegedly “worthless” biotin dietary supplements on preemption grounds earlier this…

Kaitlyn E. Stone.

Do State Good Samaritan Laws Offer Any Product Liability Protection?

USA - April 21 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain the manpower and protective tools necessary to combat the spread of infectious disease, many companies…

Kaitlyn E. Stone, Tess M. Godhardt.

The Early Bird Avoids the Class Action: Recent California Decision Reminds That Winning Summary Judgment Can Be the Ultimate Preemptive Tactic for Beating Class Certification

USA - January 8 2019 Defendants faced with putative wide-reaching class action litigation are equipped with a variety of strategies for defeating class certification…

Kaitlyn E. Stone.