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Kathleen D. Wilkinson (Philadelphia, PA)

Kathleen D. Wilkinson (Philadelphia, PA) Well known throughout Pennsylvania’s legal community for her consummate legal skills and uncompromising dedication, it is fitting that Kathleen Wilkinson was elected chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, a position she assumed in January, 2013. As only the sixth woman to lead this 13,000 member organization founded more than 200 years ago, Kathleen’s standing as its chancellor represents a particularly remarkable milestone in a distinguished career.

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Where’s the Beef? Are Stricter Warning Label Requirements on the Horizon for the Meat Industry?

Posted in Food Products, Product Liability
The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations’ public health arm, issued a report on October 26, 2015, based on research performed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), linking cancer to consumption of red meat and processed meat. In the report, 22 world health experts from 10 countries confirmed that consumption of… Continue Reading

Does Pennsylvania Permit Manufacturing Defect Claims Involving Medical Devices?

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Product Liability
I am writing to report about a recent dismissal of a manufacturing defect claim made against a medical device manufacturer in the USDC for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. This decision is favorable to our clients that are involved in defending medical devices. We believe this case may dissuade plaintiffs from filing cases against medical… Continue Reading

Daubert Déjà Vu

Posted in Pharmaceuticals
Plaintiff’s expert is excluded for relying on a “novel” methodology to support opinion that antidepressant drug causes birth defects.  On June 27, 2014, in In Re: Zoloft, U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an opinion excluding an expert in a case that bears a striking resemblance to the facts of… Continue Reading