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Product Liability Defendants Lose Big in California and Texas

Posted in Asbestos, Litigation Industry, Punitives
The last 10 days have been notably adverse for product liability defendants. One big defense side loss arrived through the California Supreme Court’s December 1, 2016 opinion in two consolidated cases involving “take home” exposures to asbestos.  The opinion is described in a December 1, 2016 article by LAW360. To close out the adverse stretch,… Continue Reading

Sealing a Punitive Damages Verdict for Plaintiff When Multiple Trials Are Ongoing in One Court

Posted in Product Liability, Punitives
Here is an interesting post from the Mass Torts Profs Blog on Judge Moss in Philadelphia granting a defense motion to seal a punitive damages verdict for plaintiffs that was entered in one Prempro trial. The defense argument was that the punitive damages verdict for the plaintiff might bias the jury in an ongoing Prempro… Continue Reading