Today’s case, Knudsen v. Ethicon, Inc., 2021 WL 390825 (M.D. Fla. 2021), involves product-liability claims against a surgical-mesh manufacturer. In a short decision, the court dismissed manufacturing-defect and implied-warranty claims as inadequately pleaded under Michigan law. Although not fully developed, the court’s reasons for dismissing the claims exhibit both insight into manufacturing-defect claims and

We refuse to end the year on a bad note, so we’ll talk about a case that’s good – not good enough to make tomorrow’s top-ten list, but good enough to slam the door shut on 2020 with a reasonable amount of cheer.

Vicente v. Johnson & Johnson, 2020 WL 7586907 (D.N.J. Dec. 21,

This blogger’s work from home experience has included a lot of time with two teenagers.  Granted, two relatively smart, funny, and generally OK to be around teenagers.  But teenagers, nonetheless.  So, I’ve been witness to some true common senseless moments.  Like twenty minutes of trying to start the lawnmower before checking if it had gas. 

The issue of product recalls rears its head a lot in our medical device practice.  Or non-recalls, to be more precise.   In the unsavory world of plaintiff solicitation, we have seen, over and over again, that plaintiff firms and their “phone banks” recruit potential plaintiffs by telling them that devices that remain in their bodies

People have long been fascinated by robots.  Way before the term was coined in a 1920 play or Isaac Asimov popularized it, there were stories about machines that acted like living things.  The droids of Star Wars universe are famed for the likeability and pluck.  However, there is still the specter that some of those

This post is solely by the non-Reed Smith side of the Blog.

There are lots of great pairings.  Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.  Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.  Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.  Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute.  Rum and coke.  Chocolate and peanut butter.  Chocolate and pretzels.  Chocolate and strawberries.  Chocolate and wine.  We