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New York Amends the New Insurance Disclosure Requirements

USA - March 1 2022 On this site, we previously reported about the comprehensive rule changes made in New York to a defendant’s obligation to provide disclosure regarding…

New York Enacts New Rule of Evidence Expanding the Scope of the Admissibility of Employee-Agent Hearsay Statements

USA - January 31 2022 Among the bills signed by New York Governor Hochul at the close of 2021 - and in addition to the bill that significantly changed New York’s insurance…

Amendments to New York’s Onerous New Insurance Disclosure Requirements May Be Imminent

USA - January 20 2022 In my last blog, we explored the onerous changes made by the New York State Legislature to the Defendant’s obligation to provide disclosure regarding…

New York Ends the Year with Onerous New Insurance Coverage Disclosure Rules for Defendants in Product Liability Litigation

USA - January 11 2022 On December 31, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul closed the year by signing into law the Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act (S7052) to impose…

California’s SB 447 - Increasing the Danger in One of the Country’s Most Favorable Venues for Personal Injury Plaintiffs

USA - January 10 2022 On October 1, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 447, which amended California Code of Civil Procedure section 377.34 to permit…

NY’s Highest Court Issues Noteworthy Decision on Limits of Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Corporations

USA - December 29 2021 As product liability defense counsel, we of course stay up to date on significant court decisions dealing with the defense of Personal Jurisdiction…

Litigation Funding May Soon Be Addressed by New York’s Legislature

USA - November 19 2021 Hardly a week goes by that I don’t receive an email or other solicitation from a third-party Litigation Funding company about whether my clients would…

Third Circuit Sends Questions Regarding Medical Device Liability to Pennsylvania Supreme Court for Review

USA - July 20 2021 In Ebert v. C.R. Bard, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit determined that Pennsylvania state law is unclear on two issues of…

Despite Tincher, Pennsylvania Superior Court Determines “Industry Standards” Is Still Not a Viable Defense to Product Liability Claims

USA - May 26 2021 In a product liability case where a manufacturer is defending a claim that a product it designed was defective and the cause of a plaintiff’s injury…

The SCOTUS Decision in Ford v. Montana and Its Impact on the Defense of Life Science Companies

USA - April 23 2021 The SCOTUS decision in Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court[1] is a decision that we believe will alter the legal landscape in…