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Evidence Still Matters in First Circuit

USA - January 8 2018 Late last year the First Circuit affirmed the entry of summary judgment for defendants in a product liability case brought by the Town of Westport…

A Sea Change for the Bare Metal Defense or Just Choppy Waters for Maritime Manufacturers?

USA - December 20 2017 Earlier this fall, the Third Circuit broke from a nationwide majority when it vacated part of an Eastern District of Pennsylvania court’s summary…

How much in damages for your “mild” lead poisoning injury?

USA - December 12 2017 Last month the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland affirmed a judgment entered after a jury awarded over one million dollars to a college-bound…

Supreme Court Skips on Spokeo Review

USA - December 4 2017 The United States Supreme Court recently announced that it would not hear a challenge to the Ninth Circuit's decision in Sarmad Syed v. M-I, LLC, No…

Crying Over Spilt Eye Drops

USA - November 27 2017 Last month the Third Circuit reversed an order of dismissal issued by the District of New Jersey regarding a putative class action brought by…

Deliberate Discovery Responses Shifts Onus Onto Opponent

USA - October 25 2017 Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(2) grants relief from a final judgment on the basis of "newly discovered evidence that, with reasonable…

Southern District of Illinois Allows Fish Feed Claims to Swim By

USA - October 23 2017 In a recent decision, the Southern District of Illinois allowed several claims to proceed against the manufacturer and distributor of commercial fish…

Update: Self-Driving Cars Are Coming To The Big Apple

USA - October 19 2017 Fans of Weil's Product Liability Monitor know that we keep a close eye on developments relating to autonomous, a.k.a. "self-driving," vehicles. In…

Maple Oatmeal Consumer Class Claims Preempted By Federal Law

USA - October 16 2017 With cool and brisk days soon approaching, a warm bowl of oatmeal seems like the perfect breakfast choice - but not so much for a group of consumers…

Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Rejection of Expert, Dismissal of Claims Under Daubert

USA - October 13 2017 Last month, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's decision excluding a plaintiff's expert testimony and granting summary judgment for…