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Connecticut Superior Court Dismisses the First Four Opioid Lawsuits Brought in the State, Reasoning that Social Problems are Poor Candidates for Civil Damages Awards

USA - January 14 2019 In an important decision reaching a positive holding for mass tort defendants, the Connecticut Superior Court just released its opinion dismissing…

Kelcie Reid, John J. Robinson.

Connecticut Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Determining Whether a Product Is “Unreasonably Dangerous” in Design Defect Product Liability Claims; Seeks Amicus Briefs in Separate Case on Whether to Abandon This Same Standard

USA - May 12 2016 In an opinion that was officially released on May 3, 2016 in the case of Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. SC-19232, 2016 Conn. LEXIS 100…

Cullen W. Guilmartin, John J. Robinson.

Are Insurance Late Notice Provisions Toothless After Arrowood v. King?

USA - May 10 2016 Until 2012, an insured seeking coverage after providing late notice of a claim had the burden of proving that its insurer was not prejudiced by the…

Regen O'Malley.

Will Cost-Shifting in the Newly Amended Federal Rule Shift the Landscape in E-Discovery Disputes?

USA - January 19 2016 We all know the long-standing general rule that a party must ordinarily pay its own costs to respond to discovery. Oppenheimer Fund, Inc. v. Sanders…

William E. Murray.

Cost-Shifting in Federal Court Discovery: Where We Are and Where We’ve Been

USA - January 13 2016 We all know the long-standing general rule that a party must ordinarily pay its own costs to respond to discovery. Oppenheimer Fund, Inc. v. Sanders…

William E. Murray.