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Supreme Court Rejects Bare-Metal Defense In Products Liability Cases Under Maritime Law
On March 19, 2019, the United States Supreme Court took a middle-ground approach in deciding when, under federal maritime law, a "bare-metal" manufacturer is liable for failure to warn of dangers posed...
United States
29 May 2019
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SCOTUS Rejects Bare-Metal Defense In Products Liability Cases Under Maritime Law
On March 19, 2019, the United States Supreme Court took a middle-ground approach in deciding when, under federal maritime law.
United States
2 Apr 2019
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Eastern District Predicts "Bare Metal Defense" Available Under Pennsylvania Law
In Schwartz, the decedent-plaintiff was employed as an airplane propeller mechanic and crew chief from 1957 to 1967 at two Air Force bases in Pennsylvania. Defendant Pratt & Whitney manufactured airplane engines.
United States
14 Aug 2015
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Adopts New Standards For Strict Liability Claims
On November 19, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc. (No. 17 MAP 2013), in which it addresses the proper standard under Pennsylvania law for strict liability claims relating to allegedly defective products.
United States
22 Dec 2014
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Pa. Superior Court Confirms Statutory Right Of Repose For Improvements To Real Estate In Asbestos Cases
The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs in an asbestos mesothelioma case.
United States
9 Jul 2014
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Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Issues General Court Regulation On Mass Tort And Asbestos Programs
On February 15, 2012, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued General Court Regulation No. 2012-01, significantly altering the protocol governing mass tort cases.
United States
29 Feb 2012
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Federal Rule Changes To Impact Timing Requirements, Indicative Rulings, Summary Judgments And Amending Of Pleadings
Many of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ("F.R.C.P.") will effectively change by the end of 2009, including provisions that impact timing requirements, indicative rulings, summary judgment and amending of pleadings.
United States
17 Nov 2009
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New Jersey Supreme Court Proposes Rule Of Court Requiring Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently indicated that continuing legal education ("CLE") will become mandatory for all New Jersey attorneys beginning on January 1, 2010.
United States
15 Oct 2009
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Expansion Of Strict Liability In New Jersey To Packagers And Labelers
Companies That Exclusively Package and Label Manufactured Products Can Be Found Strictly Liable for a Consumer's Injury Caused by the Product
United States
21 Jul 2008
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California Court Orders Preservation of RAM Data
In early June, the federal court for the Central District of California, in Columbia Pictures Indus. v. Bunnell, Case No. CV 06-1093, issued a ruling requiring a company to store its random access memory ("RAM") data. The ruling came during ongoing litigation stemming from a lawsuit filed by the Motion Picture Association of America ("MPAA"), alleging claims of contributory copyright infringement against TorrentSpy, a popular free file sharing service.
United States
3 Jul 2007
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Preparing for Imminent Changes to Federal and State Court Rules on Electronic Discovery
On December 1, 2006, sweeping changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing the discovery of electronically stored information, or "e-discovery," are scheduled to take effect. In response, many state courts have amended, or are in the process of amending, their procedural rules regarding e-discovery.
United States
20 Sep 2006
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