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|Trial Date Set For Defective Child Seat Lawsuit|
The Cochran Firm DC;
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 22, 2016Florida judge recently set an August 2017 trial date for a lawsuit brought against a car seat manufacturer claiming the defendant produced a defectively designed product which caused irreparable harm to the plaintiff’s child.
|Supreme Court Ruling in Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Billing: Antitrust Immunity for Investment Banks|
Scott Brodeur; OConnell Hartman Loder|Professional Corporation;
August 17, 2016, previously published by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Counsel to Counsel MagazineLexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Counsel to Counsel Magazine
|A History of Talcum Powder|
Peter Alfred D'Angelo; Peter A. DAngelo Attorney at Law PLC;
August 11, 2016, previously published on July 21, 2016Over the past year, two different juries have awarded compensatory as well as punitive damages to plaintiffs who filed talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. More than 1,000 additional lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson claiming that the manufacturer knew of the...
|Placing Product Into the Stream of Commerce, with Expectation that Product Will Be Delivered Through Sales Channels to Colorado, Provides Sufficient Basis for Colorado Court to Exercise Personal Jurisdiction Over Manufacturer|
Malcolm S. Mead, Adam B. Wiens; Hall & Evans, LLC;
August 10, 2016, previously published on July 2016Align Corporation Ltd. is a Taiwanese company that manufactures and sells remote control model helicopters. Align has no corporate presence in the United States, but engages distributors in the United States who sell Align's products to retailers who, in turn, sell their products to consumers. When...
|New Changes to Florida Beverage Laws Start Today|
Jacqueline Bozzuto, Tara L. Tedrow; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
August 10, 2016, previously published on July 1, 2016Changes to Florida’s Beverage Laws have drawn attention and controversy over recent years as groups ranging from small craft breweries to major retail vendors have lobbied for legislative amendments to the State’s regulations. As of July 1, 2016, a host of changes to Florida’s...
|New Law on "Liquid Nicotine Containers" Requires Certificates from Each Manufacturer/Importer of E-Liquids|
Nathan A. Cardon, Azim Chowdhury; Keller and Heckman LLP;
July 29, 2016, previously published on July 13, 2016On July 26, 2016, the Children's Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act (CNPPA), Pub. L. 114-116, 130 Stat. 3 (Jan. 28, 2016), will become effective and will require manufacturers of nicotine-containing e-liquids to comply with the child-resistant packaging and testing requirements set forth in the...
|Chemotherapy (Taxotere) Lawsuits for Permanent Hair Loss|
Buckfire Buckfire P.C.;
July 7, 2016, previously published on July 2016Lawsuits are being filed by women who suffered permanent hair loss caused by the chemotherapy drug Taxotere.
|OTC Drug Regulatory Paradigm Open to Stakeholder Feedback Until July 10|
Joanne S. Hawana; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
June 22, 2016, previously published on June 14, 2016Continuing a discussion that began in 2014, on June 10, 2016 FDA hosted a public meeting on the potential development of a user fee program for OTC (over-the-counter, or nonprescription) drug products marketed pursuant to the Agency’s monograph system. Agency leader Dr. Janet Woodcock wrote...
|Senate Appropriations Bill Targets FDA Rulemaking Agenda|
Joanne S. Hawana, Sam Rothbloom; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 8, 2016The Senate Appropriations Committee is looking to tinker with the Food and Drug Administration’s rulemaking agenda through its fiscal year 2017 funding bill for the Department of Agriculture and FDA (S. 2956). Passed unanimously by the committee last month, the bill would give FDA marching...
|CPSC Chairman Vows that Every CPSC Voluntary Corrective Action Will Be Called a “Recall”|
Matthew Cohen, Matthew R. Howsare; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
June 17, 2016, previously published on May 17, 2016According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye announced in a meeting with consumer advocates that the agency will never again allow a company conducting a voluntary corrective action to call it anything other than a “recall.” Last year, after the announcement of a...