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What’s Really in Your Supplements?

Posted in Food Products, Pharmaceuticals, Product Liability
New York State Attorney General’s Investigation Has Sparked a Coalition of State Attorneys General Against Herbal Supplement Manufacturers: What does this mean for the industry as a whole in terms of product liability exposure? The recent announcement by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman concerning his investigation into mislabeled supplements has put the industry front… 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