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Adobe PDFThe Supreme Court Forecloses Some, but not all, Strategies to Moot a Named Plaintiff's Putative Class Action
Rachel A.H. Horton, Theresa E. Loscalzo; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that class-action defendants may not moot a named plaintiff’s claim simply by extending an offer of judgment that satisfies the putative lead plaintiff’s demand for damages.

 

Adobe PDFGreasing the Wheels of Safety: NTSB Updates Regulations Governing Reports and Proceedings
Lee C. Schmeer, Jonathan M. Stern; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016
New regulations governing National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearings, meetings, reports and petitions for reconsideration are set to go into effect on January 25, 2016. In general, the new regulations streamline the organization of Part 845 by condensing and eliminating some...

 

Adobe PDFMaryland Expands the Potential for Manufacturer Liability in Failure to Warn Cases by Adopting an Exception to the Bare Metal Defense
Gordon S. Woodward; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016
Product manufacturers in Maryland have successfully argued for at least the last 16 years that, in terms of warnings, they are only responsible for products that they themselves have placed in the stream of commerce. In other words, manufacturers have generally avoided potential liability in tort...

 

Adobe PDFKeeping an Eye on "Pervasive Regulation" in Aviation and its Effect on Implied Federal Preemption
William (Bill) D. Janicki, Lilian M. Loh; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016
Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit issued another opinion regarding the scope of federal preemption in the context of federal aviation regulations. In National Federation of the Blind v. United Airlines Inc. (No. 11-16240), the Court held that a class action alleging claims for violation of...

 

Adobe PDF16 Labor & Employment Resolutions for 2016
Alizah Z. Diamond; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 2015
Chewbacca has announced that he and R2D2 will be challenging Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. And, now that I almost certainly have your attention, it is that time of year again — the time to review and reflect on all that has happened this past year and to look ahead to new...

 

Adobe PDFManufacturers and Suppliers Win Big in Pennsylvania Economic Loss Doctrine Argument
Gordon S. Woodward; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on November 2015
The economic loss doctrine (ELD) in Pennsylvania “precludes recovery for negligence ‘if the plaintiff suffers a loss that is exclusively economic, unaccompanied by an injury to either property or person.’” Elliot-Lewis Corp v. Skanaka USA Building, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist....

 

Adobe PDFNew York’s Appellate Division Reverses Collateral Estoppel Ruling Against Payment Bond Sureties in Suit to Enforce Arbitration Award
Thomas F. Giordano; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2016, previously published on November 2015
A recent decision by the First Department of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, addresses the preclusive effect of arbitration awards in subsequent judgment enforcement suits against payment bond sureties. In Five Star Electric Corp. v. Federal Insurance Co., 127 A.D.3d 569, 8 N.Y.S.3d 98 (1st...

 

Adobe PDFThe Third Circuit Gives the Green Light to RICO Plaintiffs Seeking to Recover Payments for Prescription Drugs
Rachel A.H. Horton, Theresa E. Loscalzo; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 30, 2015, previously published on October 2015
This week, the Third Circuit altered the legal landscape for civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) claims against pharmaceutical companies. The ruling in In re Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices & Product Liability Litigation allows the plaintiffs’ RICO claims to...

 

Adobe PDFThe CFPB Takes Aim at Arbitration Clauses in Contracts for Consumer Financial Products
Monica Clarke Platt; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week issued two proposals aimed at weakening and discouraging arbitration clauses in contracts for consumer financial products. First, the CFPB proposes prohibiting the application of arbitration clauses to class actions proceeding in court....

 

Adobe PDFRecent Second Circuit Decision Teaches Trial Lawyers a Difficult Appellate Lesson: Following Trial Rules that Conflict with Rules of Appellate Procedure Can Cause Forfeiture of Appellate Rights
Bruce P. Merenstein; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2015, previously published on October 2015
Lawyers are taught to follow the rules, and that includes local rules of trial courts and individual judges. But a recent Second Circuit decision adds an important caveat to that lesson: beware of local rules that can lead to forfeiture of appellate rights. In Weitzner v. Cynosure, Inc., No....

 


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