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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Cleared for Takeoff? Feds Release Proposed Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

On February 15, 2015, the federal government unveiled two key documents concerning the future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)—sometimes referred to as “drones”—in the United States.  The FAA released a highly anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding commercial UAS operations, while the … Continue reading

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Snell & Wilmer Defends Ford Focus Roof in Arizona Federal Court Trial

Snell & Wilmer attorneys Vaughn Crawford and Craig Logsdon recently represented Ford Motor Company in a retrial of a Ford Focus rollover lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona in Tucson, Case No. 4:10-CV-00156-RCC. Associate … Continue reading

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The Learned Intermediary Defense Advances in Nevada

The learned intermediary doctrine can be a legal defense against product liability claims. It is most commonly applied in cases involving drugs and medical devices.  A learned intermediary is a medical expert, such as a prescribing physician, who can weigh … Continue reading

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Facebook Photos Are Fair Game in Injury Cases

Today it’s reported that 58% of American adults use Facebook, 17.5% use Instagram, and 50% use tumblr. Social media websites sometimes offer users the option of disclosing postings, including photographs, to different sets of other users. On Facebook, for instance, … Continue reading

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What’s The “Internet of Things” and What Are Its Legal Challenges?

The “Internet of Things” is the universe of smart devices that talk to the internet or to one another. The devices have unique identifiers and the ability to automatically transfer data over a network on their own, without human interaction. Some examples … Continue reading

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