E-Cigarette Litigation is Heating Up and The Science is Too

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Manufacturers, retailers, and distributors of e-cigarettes are likely to be defending themselves in against a variety of claims involving these products. The e-cigarette litigation landscape is evolving quickly with several high-profile lawsuits filed over the past several weeks by Attorneys General of Massachusetts and North Carolina, and consumers such as the Nessmith Class Action, Swearingen
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PFAS Inspired Litigation: An Increasing Number of Entities are at Risk

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Poly- and per-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of synthesized chemicals that have been used for more than 50 years across many types of industries. For instance, PFAS compounds are widely used in non-stick products (e.g., Teflon), water- and/or stain-proof fabrics (e.g., clothing, furniture), food contact materials (e.g., certain types of cardboard), firefighting foams,
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Signature Mutations Might be the Best Alternative Cause Defense You Never Heard Of

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Genetic knowledge continues to increase at a rapid pace, transforming not only the practice of medicine but also toxic tort litigation. See our previous posts on this topic (e.g., here and here), our webinar, and our comprehensive white paper titled The Litigator’s Guide to Using Genomics in a Toxic Tort Case for more detailed information
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Wasting too much time searching for scientific articles and not enough time reading them?

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The volume of newly published scientific literature continues to grow at a staggering pace. A recent PubMed statistic indicates that the database hosts almost 29 million citations, with more than 1.3 million added in 2018 alone; a number that increased by 35% since 2013! And this accounts only for journals that are indexed by PubMed,
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Malic Acid Under Fire in a Growing Number of Lawsuits and the Right Experts will be Key to Defending These Cases

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Malic acid is a versatile ingredient that is commonly found in food and dietary supplement products. Lately, malic acid has become the target of a growing number of lawsuits. Briefly, the suits allege that certain products are labeled as containing “no artificial flavors” but list malic acid as an ingredient. The suits continue by saying
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Massive Talc Verdicts Will Encourage More Investment in the Litigation Industry Related to Asbestos

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In September, 2016 the firms of LSP Group, Innovative Science Solutions, and Assured Research collaborated to produce our second, in-depth and multidisciplinary analysis of the changes to and new directions in asbestos litigation. Our work included detailed thoughts on the scientific and legal developments, such as risks of more claims involving asbestos and cancers other
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Litigation in the Pipeline for Liquid Filled Intragastric Balloon Systems?

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This post was authored by Sai Gandhe and Giovanni Ciavarra, PhD. Sai is a summer intern at Innovative Science Solutions and a senior at Case Western Reserve University studying systems biology and business management. Obesity has been associated with numerous health problems such as increased risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep
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Biosimilar Patent Litigators Can Benefit from the Right Consulting and Testifying Experts

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The commercialization of biosimilars was enabled by the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) of 2009 which was signed into law on March 22, 2010 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Biologics are produced using living organisms, and thus, are usually much more complex than most small molecule drugs. Biosimilars
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Opioid Litigation – The Defense Perspective [Download Conference Presentation Slides]

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The opioid litigation landscape continues to evolve, with over 200 lawsuits currently consolidated in the multidistrict litigation (MDL), In re: National Prescription Opiate Litiga­tion, MDL No. 2804, in the Northern Dis­trict of Ohio and being overseen by U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster. New opioid cases continue to be filed (inside and outside of the
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How to Find the Right Regulatory Experts for Your Case or Controversy

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Whether you are outside counsel retained in a pharmaceutical product liability case or in-house counsel responsible for a chemical manufacturer in a high-profile government investigation, having the right regulatory expert can be the difference between remarkable success and high stakes failure. What should you look for in an expert? In selecting the best regulatory expert,
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