Recent Practice Points

Potential Impact of Remote Trial Testimony on Forum Non Conveniens

By Nicholas S. Graber – June 9, 2020 | In the age of COVID-19, and likely after the pandemic has abated, arguments for virtual testimony should be expected in opposition to motions citing the convenience of witnesses as a basis to transfer venue.

Discoverability of Workplace Incident Reports

By Dana V. M. Engel – June 9, 2019 | While incident reports can be important sources of information, it is worth considering the rules of the relevant jurisdiction before seeking them or attempting to withhold them as privileged.

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Successfully Riding the Wave: Understanding the Risks of CBD Products

By James Rice and Tom Lewandowski – August 4, 2020 | An overview of the many contradictions and challenges that manufacturers of hemp-based products are currently facing.

Product Liability 101 in Canada: What to Know about Litigating Claims North of the Border

By Stefanie A. Holland – August 4, 2020 | There are important differences in the ways in which product liability claims are handled in the United States and Canada—most notably, Canada’s rejection of the strict liability principle.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

Crisis Management 101: Key Insights from the World of Public Relations

A crisis can take many forms—product recalls, environmental contamination, and negative social media reviews, just to name a few. What are the critical issues to address when your client or business finds itself in a crisis? With the help of two public relations experts, this edition of Sound Advice explores the primary PR concerns when managing a crisis situation, including the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. (30:19 min)

Best Practices for Using an Origin and Cause Expert

In this Sound Advice, Chelsea Smith gives a summary of the best practices for the use of experts in determining the origin and cause of a fire or explosion. (8:27 min)

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Products Liability Litigation

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