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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…

The FDA Is in the Doghouse

USA - September 6 2019 An unusual pet food case filed this summer in the District Court of Colorado has a pet food manufacturer as the plaintiff rather than a defendant…

There Are Two Sides to Every Product Label

USA - August 29 2019 As we have reported in our previous blog posts (“Beware the “Influencer”” and “The Price of Natural Cosmetics”), courts continue to wrestle with…

Authenticating Social Media Evidence at Trial

USA - August 16 2019 Social media is ubiquitous in our cyber-Connected World. For many, the first thing a person does when they wake up, and the last thing that person…

FDA Final Guidance Document “Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies: Modifications and Revisions Guidance for Industry”

USA - August 15 2019 On July 9, 2019, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released the final guidance document “Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies:…

The Trend Toward MDLs in Products Cases

USA - August 6 2019 A review of Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) statistics confirms the increasing percentages of federal cases being consolidated into MDLs. According to…

Products in a New Dimension: Manufacturing Considerations for 3D-Printed Products

USA - August 2 2019 Since its advent more than 30 years ago, the 3D printing market has grown, and will continue to expand for a myriad of reasons, including…

The CPSC Releases Framework of Safety for the Internet of Things

USA - July 31 2019 The rapidly developing technology of interconnected software allows consumers to reach new heights of convenience and efficiency. We can start our…

Whither Roberti? The Cockroach Precedent − An Exercise in Magical, Wishful Thinking

USA - July 29 2019 Amateur philosophers, bar flies, and eulogists, among others, are known to wistfully observe that nothing dies so long as it is remembered and…

Third Circuit Holds Online Retailers May Be Liable for Defective Third-Party Products Under Pennsylvania Product Liability Laws

USA - July 23 2019 The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that online retailers such as Amazon could be held liable for allegedly defective third-party products…