Practice Points

Asarco Attempts to Certify Rarely-Seen Defendant Class Action

By Lorell M. Guerrero – May 31, 2019 | The court’s order will help inform this area of the law and address many considerations, hopefully in a manner that continues to protect the rights afforded to defendants.

SCOTUS Doesn’t Clarify Application of Pharmaceutical Conflict Preemption

By Elie Biel – May 31, 2019 | Whether a drug manufacturer should be held liable under a state-based failure-to-warn theory if the FDA had previously rejected a proposed amendment to the product’s warning label is no clearer.

Articles

Boyle to Burn Pits and Beyond: A Government Contractor Defense Refresher

By Paul V. Majkowski – April 24, 2019 | The boundaries of the government contractor defense continue to be tested.

Jurisdictional Discovery: Changing Standards and Burdens

By Sara K. Thompson and Natassia Kwan – April 24, 2019 | When is jurisdictional discovery permitted or even required—and other questions left unanswered by Bristol-Meyers Squibb.

Audio

Mindfulness and Mental Health Tips for Lawyers in 2019

This Sound Advice covers five simple ways to improve your mental health as a practicing attorney, with specific tips centered around the benefits of mindfulness, the buzzword of our day. (11:52 min)

To Climb or Not to Climb

This Sound Advice discusses business development tips and tricks for young lawyers—how to "put yourself out there" without being a nuisance. (10:30 min)

Mass Torts Litigation

Learn how to get involved with the Mass Torts committee and maximize your Section membership!