Oct
11
2018
On October 11, 2018, a Middlesex County, New Jersey jury of 5 women and 2 men rendered a defense verdict (7-0) in favor of Johnson & Johnson ("J&J") in the Rosalind and Frederick Henry matter.
Oct
03
2018
In every Connecticut premises liability action, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant had “actual” or “constructive” notice of the alleged defect.
Oct
03
2018
On September 6, 2018, the Appellate Division reinstated Plaintiffs’ Complaint in the matter of Linda Cowley, et al. v. Virtua Health System, et al., after a trial court dismissed the medical malpractice claim due to Plaintiff’s failure to obtain an “Affidavit of Merit.”
Sep
27
2018
Uber, a pioneer in ride-sharing technology, and attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, announced today that Uber has reached a settlement agreement for fines in the amount of $148 million for the way it handled a data breach that occurred in 2016.
Sep
27
2018
Last week, the Connecticut Supreme Court denied a widow her bid to receiving benefits under the state Workers’ Compensation Act after a federal law judge already granted her benefits under the Federal Longshore Act.
Sep
27
2018
In August 2018, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in Dunlap v. Federal Signal Corporation (“Dunlap”), ruled that the plaintiffs’ evidence that their alternative product’s design met the applicable industry standard was not sufficient to establish a prima facie strict liability design defect tort case.
Sep
19
2018
New Jersey courts and litigants have spent the past month or so facing new arguments in battles over admission of scientific expert testimony, since the Supreme Court handed down a decision entitled In re Accutane Litig., 2018 N.J. LEXIS 988 (Aug. 1, 2018).
Sep
19
2018
​In 1980, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Portee v. Jaffe, 84 NJ 88 (1980) ruled that a parent could recover damages for bystander negligent infliction of emotional distress as a result of watching their young child suffer and die in an accident caused by a defendant's negligence.
Sep
19
2018
On September 16, 2018, New York City Asbestos Litigation (“NYCAL”) Special Master Shelley Rossoff Olsen issued a recommendation in the Kim Young matter, overruling Avon’s objection on forum non conveniens grounds to the matter’s inclusion in the October 2017 In Extremis cluster.
Sep
18
2018
On September 13, 2018, the First Department of the Appellate Division released its decision in the Thomas McGlynn matter.