Outside of the law, if you hear “R&R,” you might think of “rest and relaxation” or the original military term “rest and recuperation.” For many of us, the last year has had plenty of rest, but maybe not much true relaxation or recuperation. As in-person trials are set and the world inches toward a “return
We have recently highlighted a few decisions coming out of Hogan v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., No. 06-Civ-260 (BMC) (EDNY), and we’ve got some good news to report. After a week and a half long liability-only trial in the EDNY Brooklyn division, a six-member jury returned a defense verdict after about five hours of deliberation…
Another state rejects public nuisance in the product liability context – although only after the defendants were forced through “the longest trial in [state] history.”
What did the Rhode Island Supreme Court hold in State of Rhode Island v. Lead Industries Association, Inc., 951 A.2d 428 (R.I. 2008). Here’s a synopsis:
(1) The court finally…
The defense wins.
Here’s a link to the Rhode Island Supreme Court website, which links in turn to the decision.
We haven’t yet read this, and it’s not clear we’ll be able to speak even after we do.