May 2, 2012

Products Liability Update - May 2012

Client Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Supreme Court Decision Opens Door for Possible Implied Conflict Preemption of Over-the-Counter Drugs
  • Illinois Supreme Court Applies Risk-Utility Analysis in Negligent Design Case and Refuses to Expand A Manufacturer’s Postsale Duty to Warn in Reversal of $43 Million Jury Verdict in Exploding Gas Tank Accident Case
  • Plaintiffs’ Attempts to Hold Brand Manufacturers Liable for Harm Caused By Generic Products Thwarted Again Despite Mensing’s Glimmer of Hope
  • A Tried and True Summary Judgment Option in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Failure to Warn Cases
  • Pennsylvania Adopts Significant Tort Reform Eliminating Joint and Several Liability: Fair Share Act Signed into Law
  • Update on California Civil Jury Instructions Concerning Products Liability Litigation
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