Seven Snell & Wilmer product liability attorneys recognized as leaders in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants by The Best Lawyers in America 2020

Snell & Wilmer recently announced that 143 of the firm’s attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©. Of those attorneys, seven partners were recognized in the practice area of Product Liability Litigation – … Continue reading

Posted in automotive, CPSC, FDA, litigation, medical devices, products

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Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Publish Article on Medical Device Servicing and Remanufacturing

Denver partner Dan Wittenberg and associate Kelly Smith recently published an article, “Clarifying the Difference Between Medical Device Servicing and Remanufacturing,” in DRI’s For the Defense. The article explores the longstanding divide in the medical device industry between device manufacturers … Continue reading

Posted in FDA, medical devices, products

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Collateral Source Rule Not Violated by References to Medical Insurance, Medicare and Social Security

Stokes v. Muschinske, No. B280116, 2019 WL 1513208 (Cal. Ct. App. Mar. 14, 2019) (awaiting official publication) begs the question, does reference to a plaintiff’s membership in a health care plan, like Kaiser Permanente, or Medicare eligibility violate the collateral … Continue reading

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Arizona Limits Failure to Warn Claims Against Medical Device Manufacturers

On December 18, 2018, the Arizona Supreme Court issued an opinion clarifying manufacturers’ duty to warn consumers under Arizona common law. The Court held that the federal Medical Device Amendments (“MDA”) impliedly preempted Arizona common law claims in a medical … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Trials, Trucking/transportation

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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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