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Today we bring you the DDL blog version of the “duck test.”  The “duck test” goes like this – if it walks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.  When you see a duck swimming in a pond, you don’t normally say:  “hey, look

Well, at least that’s true when we are blogging about defense wins.  And this week, we have another good gadolinium case.  This time from New York.

Just a quick reminder – gadolinium is a contrast agent that is injected into a patient before undergoing an MRI.  The gadolinium is intended to pass through the body,

We’ve brought you some great news from the gadolinium contrast agent litigation last year and the hits just keeping on coming.  This time out of federal court in Arizona.  And while the court is giving plaintiff another stab at re-pleading her case, we are doubtful plaintiff will be able to cure the deficiencies identified in

This post comes from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog.

The phrase may be biblical in origin, coming from the story of Cain and Abel, but its meaning certainly persists and has relevance today.  Being both a sibling and a parent of siblings, this blogger doesn’t want to give the impression that her family

Patchwork is a type of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design, usually based on some repeating pattern.  The fabric pieces can be different shapes and different colors that are then pieced together.  Evidence of patchwork was found in Egyptian tombs.  We tend to think of it more in terms

Last year we posted about two major decisions by the New Jersey Supreme Court finally chopping the Accutane inflammatory bowel disease (“IBD”) litigation down to size.  Our post here contains links to all of our posts over the years on the Accutane litigation.  The point of note is that to get to those two decisions

While the focus of this blog is on product liability cases, we have had occasion to touch upon Lanham Act cases involving litigation between commercial competitors.  One reason is because Lanham Act cases provided significant early precedent for the principle that FDA exclusive enforcement powers prohibit plaintiffs from bringing what amount to private FDCA violation

We all know that absent extraordinary circumstances, failure to warn claims against generic drug manufacturers are preempted under PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing, 564 U.S. 604 (2011).  But as far as we are aware, no other court has been asked to decide whether that same preemption applies to cross-claims for contribution or indemnity.  Until now.