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We tend not to post much on appellate statute of limitations decisions.  There are a few reasons for that.  First, they are often very fact-specific, rarely delivering holdings with clear applications to other cases.  Second, because they can be fact-specific and plaintiffs are known to plead around defenses, good decisions on motions to dismiss are

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We have always had a soft spot for zebras.   They are the equine world’s version of some of our favorite acquaintances — the ones who always dress a little outlandishly and always stand out from the crowd. (Fun facts:   1. Although most zebras have black stripes on a white background, a white-on-black specimen shows up

One side effect of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s refusal to make the pain pump cases an MDL is that many different courts are ruling on the inadequacy of the pain pump complaints. The Western District of Pennsylvania took its turn last week in Kester v. Zimmer Holdings, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS

On Friday, Judge Posner issued an interesting opinion in Chang v. Baxter Healthcare Corp., No. 09-2280 (7th Cir. March 26, 2010). The opinion affirms the dismissal on statute of limitations and forum non conveniens grounds of claims brought against U.S. companies by plaintiffs from Taiwan. Along the way, Judge Posner has some interesting things

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Good things can come in small packages.

In Greer v. Medtronic, No. 4;08CV042-P-B, slip op. (N.D. Miss. Apr. 25, 2008), plaintiff pleaded a host of product liability claims against Medtronic relating to an implantable cardiac defibrillator. But the decedent had died on January 22, 2005, and plaintiff didn’t file her complaint until February 20,