Preemption

Well, at least that’s true when we are blogging about defense wins.  And this week, we have another good gadolinium case.  This time from New York.

Just a quick reminder – gadolinium is a contrast agent that is injected into a patient before undergoing an MRI.  The gadolinium is intended to pass through the body,

We’ve brought you some great news from the gadolinium contrast agent litigation last year and the hits just keeping on coming.  This time out of federal court in Arizona.  And while the court is giving plaintiff another stab at re-pleading her case, we are doubtful plaintiff will be able to cure the deficiencies identified in

This post comes from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog.

The phrase may be biblical in origin, coming from the story of Cain and Abel, but its meaning certainly persists and has relevance today.  Being both a sibling and a parent of siblings, this blogger doesn’t want to give the impression that her family

Patchwork is a type of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design, usually based on some repeating pattern.  The fabric pieces can be different shapes and different colors that are then pieced together.  Evidence of patchwork was found in Egyptian tombs.  We tend to think of it more in terms

Not too long ago, our search keyed to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht, 139 S. Ct. 1668 (2019), picked up the following article in Trial Magazine:  Abaray & Harman, “Navigating Preemption After Merck,” 56 Trial 20 (Jan. 黑龙江福彩网app官方下载).  For anybody who doesn’t know, Trial is the house organ of the American

If asbestos litigation reminds of the 100 Years War, and the Bone Screw litigation recalls (for us) the winning side of the Franco-Prussian War, or Napoleon’s Italian Campaign − pelvic mesh litigation seems like something out of a different war.  Try World War I.  It’s not quite the Somme (at least not yet) but more

We had to shake our heads at the recent 360 story entitled, “Allergan Breast Implant Risk MDL Heading to New Jersey” – the link for those of you with a subscription.

The idea of a “risk” MDL seems bizarre.  The story involves a particular type of cancer, and states that “four proposed class

We all know that absent extraordinary circumstances, failure to warn claims against generic drug manufacturers are preempted under PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing, 564 U.S. 604 (2011).  But as far as we are aware, no other court has been asked to decide whether that same preemption applies to cross-claims for contribution or indemnity.  Until now.

We’ve used the phrase “one-two punch” before in the blog to describe a pair of legal decisions concerning the same product.  Usually, our clients have been on the winning side, but that’s not always true, particularly in cases coming out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In November, the Pennsylvania appellate courts, in gynecomastia litigation, dealt defendants two