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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Snell & Wilmer Defends SUV Rollover Claims in Los Angeles Trial

Snell & Wilmer lawyers Dan Rodman and Alina Mooradian represented Ford Motor Company in a product liability and negligence case tried in Los Angeles, California. The lawsuit arose from a 2010 rollover accident in which the seat-belted driver of a … Continue reading

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Top Product Verdicts of the First Half of 2014

The first half of 2014 has proven to be a hotbed for large product liability verdicts. Many of the largest verdicts from January 2014 to June 2014 include significant punitive damages. Some of the largest product verdicts are as follows: … Continue reading

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The Need for a Statute of Repose in Autonomous Vehicle Liability

Reprinted and/or posted with the permission of the American Bar Association, July 23, 2014 Fifty years ago, movie magic brought us the story of Jim Douglas, a down-on-his-luck race car driver who woke up to find a white Volkswagen Beetle … Continue reading

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Getting What You Want From a Jury: Lessons Learned From Top Jury Trial Verdicts

At the Arizona State Bar’s continuing legal education conference, I had the honor of being the featured speaker about lessons learned from top jury verdicts in Arizona. Here are some highlights of what we discussed. The largest 2013 Arizona verdict … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Distributing New Risk Information for Approved Drugs and Biologics

In June 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance for the distribution of new risk information for approved prescription drugs to healthcare professionals and healthcare entities. The draft guidance, entitled Guidance for Industry Distributing Scientific … Continue reading

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

Snell & Wilmer attorneys Vaughn Crawford, Craig Logsdon and Amanda Sheridan recently represented Ford Motor Company in a case tried in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona in Tucson. The case involved a single-vehicle rollover near … Continue reading

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FDA Issues New Draft Guidance on Medical Device Data Systems

On June 20, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance advising that the agency does not intend to enforce compliance with the regulatory controls that apply to medical device data systems, medical image storage devices and medical … Continue reading

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Who’s Liable When Cars Do The Driving?

Reprinted with the permission of the Daily Journal. Originally printed on May 14, 2014. Midnight, Downtown Los Angeles. Dave walks out of a crowded bar to smoke a cigarette. He sees a group of friends from college who say they’re … Continue reading

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