FDA Approves Second Biosimilar – Inflectra™ – The First Monoclonal Antibody Biosimilar

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on April 5 its second ever approval of a biosimilar  –  Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb) – for multiple indications. Inflectra was developed by Celltrion Inc. and licensed to Pfizer Inc., for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, … Continue reading

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Arizona Supreme Court Adopts Learned Intermediary Doctrine

The Arizona Supreme Court has issued an opinion adopting the learned intermediary doctrine in Arizona. The Supreme Court rejected the Arizona Court of Appeals’ earlier decision holding that the learned intermediary doctrine was incompatible with the Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors … Continue reading

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What are Key Issues for the Internet of Things in 2016?

What will be the key issues for the Internet of Things in 2016? JD Supra Business Advisor asked me and other privacy and data security lawyers to comment. Securing these devices is at the top of the list. Here’s the … Continue reading

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FAA Releases Interim Rule for Drone Registration

Owners of many small unmanned aerial systems (“sUAS” or “drones”) and model airplanes will have to register them with the government. The Federal Aviation Administration announced the requirement in an interim final rule on December 14. The FAA touts the … Continue reading

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Measuring Medical Expense Damages and the Role of the Collateral Source Rule

Two recent rulings illustrate the widely varying responses courts have taken in confronting an emerging national issue: how to measure damages for past medical expenses when the hospital’s treatment charges, before discounts and write-offs, dramatically exceed the sums actually paid … Continue reading

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FRCP 26(b)(1) Amendments Are Meant to Matter

The amendments that changed Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 on December 1, 2015 re-define the scope of discovery and seek to rein in abusive over-discovery. Two revisions in particular demonstrate that these amendments narrow the framework of allowable discovery. … Continue reading

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Opening the Courts to Seat Belt Non-Use Evidence

The Texas Supreme Court’s ruling in Nabors Well Services, Ltd. v. Romero, 456 S.W.3d 553 (Tex. 2015) has re-opened the national debate about whether courts should admit evidence of seat belt non-usage in lawsuits arising from motor vehicle crashes. The … Continue reading

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Almost Ready to Fly: New Federal Registration Requirements for Small UAS/Drones

On November 21, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force released its recommendations  on registration requirements for small UAS, or “drones”,  operated in the United States (including those used for commercial purposes, and all model … Continue reading

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Product Liability Litigation Group Ranked in 2016 “Best Law Firms”

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

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How to Protect and Secure Your Connected Devices

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning companies and the public to be aware of vulnerabilities that cybercriminals could exploit in connected devices, otherwise known as Internet of Things devices. We previously reported on what the Internet of Things is … Continue reading

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