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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How Do You Prove Juror Misconduct After a Trial?

Every trial attorney’s worst fear is a saboteur juror, lying in wait to poison the jury’s assumed impartiality. Think John Cusack’s character in The Runaway Jury. Voir dire is supposed to allow a trial attorney to ferret out any bias … Continue reading

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3-D Printing – Game Changer for Products Liability Litigation?

3-D printing is emerging as a highly versatile, broad-based litigation technology. Who wouldn’t want to be able to quickly and efficiently create 3-D product representations for use at trial? But the idea of modeling products for trial is not new, … Continue reading

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Drivers, Here’s Another Good Reason to Put Down the Cell Phone

If you needed any more reason to put down the cell phone and focus on your driving, please read on. Driver distraction is a major contributor to vehicle crashes, including fatal crashes. New studies and statistics prove this. Data is … Continue reading

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