Product Liability Litigation Group Ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

Snell & Wilmer’s Product Liability Litigation Group achieved high rankings in 2019’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. We were ranked as a metropolitan area Tier 1 firm in Phoenix, Orange County, Colorado and Utah … Continue reading

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Snell & Wilmer Defends Trucking Company and Truck Driver

Snell & Wilmer attorneys recently defended Phenix Transportation West and its driver Ray Jackson in a trucking accident case. The trial lasted eight days and was tried in Maricopa County Superior Court. Kelly Wilkins tried the case with support from … Continue reading

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Arizona Holds No Duty by Manufacturer in Secondary Asbestos Exposure Case

The Arizona Supreme Court recently held that a defendant that used asbestos materials in its workplace before 1970 has no duty to protect the public from secondary asbestos exposure. Arizona only recognizes a duty in a negligence claim if a … Continue reading

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Snell & Wilmer Defends Yamaha Rhino in Nevada Trial

Snell & Wilmer attorneys Dan Rodman and Morgan Petrelli recently represented Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. in the trial of a 2006 Yamaha Rhino rollover lawsuit in the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada (Case No. A709850) in Las Vegas, Nevada. … Continue reading

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Product Liability Litigation Group Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

Snell & Wilmer’s Product Liability Litigation Group achieved high rankings in 2018’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. We were ranked as a metropolitan area Tier 1 firm in Phoenix, Orange County, Colorado and Utah … Continue reading

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FDA Makes Gene Therapy Available for First Time in USA

Earlier this week, the FDA made gene therapy available for the first time in the United States. This decision, ushers in “a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other serious and life-threatening diseases” said the FDA. The product, … Continue reading

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Arizona Civil Verdicts, 2016

For the past 13 years, I’ve written the cover story of the state bar magazine, Arizona Attorney, about Arizona verdicts. The latest one is out. Here are 2016’s top Arizona verdicts, significant defense verdicts, punitive awards, venue variations and trends. … Continue reading

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Senate Confirms New FDA Commissioner

Dr. Scott Gottlieb was confirmed today as the new FDA Commissioner.  Dr. Gottlieb has promised to put public health first and not do anything “that shakes the public’s confidence in the agency.” He is a former hospitalist who served in the … Continue reading

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One in, Two Out: Potential FDA Uncertainty for Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Companies

By Daniel S. Wittenberg, Co-Chair, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industry Group On January 30, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order requiring all governmental agencies to eliminate two regulations for every one issued. The Order, captioned “Reducing Regulation and Controlling … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Industry Advances in Arizona

Uber, the ride-sharing giant, recently announced that it was moving its smart-car operation from California to Arizona, a state with fewer regulations for driverless cars.  The day before the announcement, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles ordered Uber’s driverless fleet off … Continue reading

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