Feb 16 2009

N.Y Court of Appeals Rules on Attorney Misconduct

On February 12, 2009, the New York Court of Appeals answered two questions that had been certified to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, both involving attorney misconduct pursuant to Judiciary Law Section 487 (Misconduct by Attorneys).   In Amalfitano v. Rosenberg, NY Slip Op 01069 (2009). the questions were as follows:  […]

Feb 13 2009

DAUBERT Serves Defendants Well In Medical Device Cases

 Sean P. Wajert, of the Mass Tort Defense Blog,  cites two recent federal cases to show that plaintiffs bringing products cases involving medical devices are not having an easy time meeting the Daubert standard.  Daubert forces judges to act as a filter of proposed expert testimony, so that so called “junk science” and untested theories […]

Feb 12 2009

News of Supreme Importance

Are you as tired as I am of waiting for the Supremes to issue their decision in the Wyeth case?  Well, here is something to think about until that day comes. Marcia Coyle, writing in The National Law Journal (h/t to Law.com), reports that an esteemed group of law professors, former judges and practitioners have approached […]

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