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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Distributing New Risk Information for Approved Drugs and Biologics

In June 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance for the distribution of new risk information for approved prescription drugs to healthcare professionals and healthcare entities. The draft guidance, entitled Guidance for Industry Distributing Scientific … Continue reading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FDA Issues New Draft Guidance on Medical Device Data Systems

On June 20, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance advising that the agency does not intend to enforce compliance with the regulatory controls that apply to medical device data systems, medical image storage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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Making Sure Cybersecurity and Liability Concerns Don’t Ground the Drones

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, are slowly being integrated into U.S. and international airspace systems.  Despite current legal and regulatory limitations on their use for civilian purposes, governmental and private entities are devoting significant resources to advancing UAS technology … Continue reading

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Summary of FDA’s Final Guidance on Dear Health Care Provider Letters

At the beginning of this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final guidance on the content and format of Dear Health Care Provider (DHCP) letters. DHCP letters are correspondence, often in the form of a mass mailing … Continue reading

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Drug and Device Manufacturers Beware: Comments Could Result in FDA Troubles

After appearing on CNBC television show Fast Money, the CEO of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals received a warning letter from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Prescription Drug Promotion.  The agency asserted that comments made on the show … Continue reading

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Ten Things to Know About the New Unique Device Identifier Rule for Medical Devices

Reprinted with the permission of the Record Reporter, originally printed as “The Future of Medical Recalls” on November 15, 2013. Many medical devices will soon carry a unique identity code, under a new rule recently published by the U.S. Food and … Continue reading

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Summary of FDA Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps

Overview On September 25, 2013, the FDA issued its final guidance explaining how it plans to regulate mobile medical applications, or “apps,” under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The guidance clarifies which mobile apps will be … Continue reading

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