Practice Points

Could Uncertain Regulatory and Legal Environment Prune Growth of Cannabis Products?

By Greg Wu and Edd Gaus – December 1, 2020 | As we transition into 2021 and a new presidential administration, what is on the horizon for the legal status of cannabis?

Favorable Decisions for Defendants Facing Products Liability Suits in Florida and Beyond

By Traci T. McKee, Kelvin D. Collado, and Michelle M. Tessier – November 24, 2020 | For a jurisdiction traditionally viewed as being unfriendly toward defendants, these opinions focused on design defect and failure to warn claims illustrate that it is not all bad news.

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When You Don’t Have a Preemption Defense, What Then? Pick a Path or Your Poison

By Dustin B. Rawlin and Monee Takla Hanna – November 5, 2020 | The availability of “510(k) preemption” continues to be uncertain, although some conceptual legal inroads to establish impossibility preemption of state law tort claims based on 510(k) clearance have been made.

Tips and Trips for Making the Most of Remote Depositions

By Mary E. Hershewe and Stephanie A Koltookian – November 5, 2020 | To help with transitioning from in-person to remote depositions, we advise litigants to reflect on a few areas.

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What Your Multinational Clients Need to Know About Ontario’s Revamped Class Actions Legislation

By Katrina Crocker – November 30, 2020 | On October 1, 2020, substantive amendments to Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act, 1992 came into force for the first time in over 25 years. On this Sound Advice, Bennett Jones associate Katrina Crocker discusses the top ten changes you need to know. (9:44 min)

The Ford Personal Jurisdiction Cases: A Preview to Oral Argument in the Supreme Court

By Sarah Frederick and Jamie Santos – August 31, 2020 | The Supreme Court will soon hear oral argument in the Ford cases. Goodwin products liability and appellate partners Sarah Frederick and Jaime Santos discuss why the specific personal jurisdiction question raised in this petition is important and what we might expect to hear from the current Court on the issue. (12:35 min)

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