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Nov 25, 2020

Federal Court Litigation Trends and Activity – Lex Machina®’s Torts Litigation Report – Nov. 2020

Looking to determine the trends for tort litigation in federal courts? Need to know how many cases are being filed, where the cases are landing, which judges are involved, which law firms and parties are involved, timelines for important court events, case resolutions, and damage awards?» Read More

Nov 20, 2020

Avoiding Commercial Texting Trouble Under the Telephone Communication Protection Act (“TCPA”)

During this era of COVID-19 lockdowns, entrepreneurs and more established businesses strive to find ways to reach consumers at home. On its face, one of the quickest, least expensive, and most direct ways to reach potential customers is through text messaging.» Read More

Jun 10, 2020

COVID-19-Related Litigation Explodes Leading into May and June 2020

As a follow-up to our April 23, 2020, blog post, “Be Prepared for an Onslaught of Coronavirus-Related Lawsuits, we are sharing the “COVID-19 Impact Analyzer” report from Lex Machina® on general and COVID-19-related case filing statistics for covered jurisdictions and courts with the permission of Lex Machina®.» Read More

Dec 03, 2018

The Defense Research Institute Product Liability Conference – Austin, TX – February 6-8, 2019

If you are a manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a widely-distributed product, consider attending the DRI Product Liability Conference in Austin, Texas, February 6-8, 2019.  More information about the conference is available here.  The conference is well-attended annually by many product liability professionals and is a great place to network and learn new strategies and tips. » Read More

Nov 30, 2018

Important Information for Product Manufacturers and Distributors Sending Products to Europe, the Middle East, or Africa

Meritas® just published its “Guide to Defective Products in EMEA,” a handy summary of some of the laws and regulations concerning defective products in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.   If your company does business in these regions, the guide is a good preliminary reference tool.» Read More

Mar 08, 2018

Hybrid Medical Device Preemption and an Important Personal Jurisdiction Reference to Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court

The Third Circuit recently clarified an important express preemption defense for medical device manufacturers in Shuker v. Smith & Nephew, PLC, __ F.3d __ (3rd. Cir. 2018). Medical devices are classified into different classes.  Class III devices are subject to more pre-approval scrutiny than Class I & II devices and, as a result, Congress provided for express preemption for Class III devices that have passed that scrutiny.  » Read More

Jan 26, 2018

The Defense Research Institute (DRI) – Product Liability Conference – San Diego – February 7-9

If you are a manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a widely-distributed product, you should consider attending the DRI Product Liability Conference in San Diego, California, February 7-9, 2018, where you can learn “Progressive Strategies for Defending Product Manufacturers.”  More information about the conference is available at this link: DRI Products. » Read More

Jan 10, 2018

Welcome to the NMM Consumer Claim & Product Liability Defense Blog

Welcome to the NMM Consumer Claim & Product Liability Defense Blog! The purpose of this blog is to discuss practical information, strategies, and developments concerning the avoidance and defense of consumer claims, product liability claims, and related class actions or aggregated litigation. » Read More