Arizona Supreme Court Poised to Consider “Learned Intermediary” Doctrine

The Arizona Supreme Court will soon decide whether to grant or deny review of the Court of Appeals’ January 2015 decision regarding the longstanding “learned intermediary” doctrine. In January, the lower court held that the doctrine was inconsistent with Arizona’s … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Unprecedented Alert Over Medical Device Cyber Security Risk

A fictional cyber-terrorist weaponizing a medical device by hacking into it has become a familiar plot premise in recent Hollywood dramas. Unfortunately, the risk of harm from medical device hacking has now become an actionable, real-world concern. In an unprecedented move, on July … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Final Guidance on Intent to Exempt Certain Medical Devices from Premarket Notification Requirements

On July 1, 2015 the FDA issued its final guidance regarding the intent to exempt certain unclassified medical devices, certain Class II medical devices, and certain Class I medical devices that are subject to the reserved criteria of section 510(l) … Continue reading

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Product Recall Trends in 2015

What are the latest trends on product recalls in the United States? Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS writes an interesting and informative quarterly report on this data, and its detail on the first quarter of 2015 is here. Consumer Products. The Consumer Product … Continue reading

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Adopting a Safety Policy and Assembling a Safety Team

Large or small, every life science or medical technology company will eventually have to deal with a products liability claim or event. A lack of adequate planning for such an occurrence can result in damage to the brand, loss of consumer … Continue reading

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Product Liability Verdicts in Arizona

Product liability cases show a strong defense trend in Arizona. Since 2011, Arizona juries have given ten defense verdicts and only one plaintiff’s verdict. That’s nearly 91% in favor of defendants over the last four years. There were no plaintiff’s … Continue reading

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The Steps in Responding to a Product Liability Case

“I’ve been sued…now what?” Read on to learn the basics of what you might expect throughout the life of a product liability lawsuit. The Beginning. Product liability lawsuits begin well before a lawsuit is filed. They begin with a product … Continue reading

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Pending FRCP 26(b) Amendment Will Change the Culture of Discovery

On April 29, 2015, Chief Justice John Roberts announced that the U.S. Supreme Court had adopted a package of amendments of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. These amendments will take effect on December 1, 2015 unless Congress takes action blocking … Continue reading

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Snell & Wilmer Defends Ford Explorer Sport Trac Roof and Safety Canopy® System in California Federal Court Trial

Snell & Wilmer attorneys Dan Rodman, Jay Schuttert and Jonathan Murphy recently represented Ford Motor Company in the trial of a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac rollover lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, … Continue reading

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The Latest on Major Defense Verdicts in Arizona

What’s the latest news on Arizona’s civil defense verdicts?  Here are some interesting defense verdicts from 2014: – Steak Out Restaurant & Saloon, L.L.C. et al. v. Old Lobos T&T, L.L.C. et al.    Steak Out Restaurant and its owners the … Continue reading

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