Recent Practice Points

Third Circuit Recognizes Viability of “Snap Removal” by In-State Defendant

By Katie A. Fillmore – February 05, 2019 | The Third Circuit recognized “snap removal,” a litigation tactic where a defendant removes a state court claim to federal court based on diversity of citizenship before any forum defendants are served.

Applying Bristol-Myers Squibb to Class Actions

By Joan R. Camagong – February 05, 2019 | District courts are now divided as to the application of BMS to unnamed, non-resident plaintiffs in class actions.


Counting Steps: Key Considerations for Wearable Device Manufacturers

By Jean Patterson and Elizabeth Monahan – August 22, 2018 | The rising popularity of wearable technology poses a challenge for existing legal and regulatory frameworks.

Safe at Home? Preservice Removal and the Forum Defendant Rule

By Lindsay C. Omolecki – August 22, 2018 | The federal removal statute contains an apparent loophole that can be used to remove a case to federal court before the forum defendant is served.

Sound Advice Podcasts

Retaining and Working with Expert Witnesses

Bryan Coleman discusses the basic considerations for retaining and working with expert witnesses. (8:46 min)

Making Pro Bono Work for You

This is a short segment meant to provide young attorneys with suggestions for achieving desired skills and experiences through meaningful pro bono work. (6:20 min)

Products Liability Litigation

Learn how to get involved with the Products Liability Litigation Committee and maximize your Section membership!