The defense has done a good job of preventing class certification of drug and device mass torts. Individual issues of usage, causation, reliance, injury, etc. predominate over alleged common issues. It has gotten to the point where it is hard for drug and device hacks to find an interesting class cert decision. For that, we

We hope at least some of our readers will recall the classic ad campaign where a tub of Parkay margarine would try to trick celebrities into thinking it was butter (this one stars Deacon Jones).  Clever and catchy?  Yes. Misleading?  No.  Now, you may be saying:  well, back then there were only two choices –