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SCOTUS Decision in Plavix Litigation Could Lead to a Resurgence in New Jersey Mass Tort Filings

This article originally appeared on Stark & Stark’s Mass Torts Law Blog on June 23, 2017, and is shared with permission. By Martin P. Schrama on June 23rd, 2017 Posted in Defective Drugs, Plavix New Jersey was once one of the premiere venues for Mass Tort filings (now termed Multicounty Litigations in New Jersey). One…

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United States Supreme Court Addresses Due Process Limits on the Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction Over Corporate Defendants

Posted 6/21/17 Kenneth M. Argentieri Yuanyou (Sunny) Yang Duane Morris LLP These cases will likely have a significant impact for personal injury, toxic tort cases and other cases where plaintiffs sue large numbers of defendants in preferred jurisdictions. In the past few weeks, the United States Supreme Court has issued two opinions in which it…

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State Anti-Subro Law Prohibits “Offset” of Disability Benefits

A disability insurer cannot reduce the benefits owed to its insured where state anti-subrogation law bars insurers from seeking reimbursement out of personal injury recoveries, the Second Circuit ruled Thursday. In a case arising in New York, Aetna Life Insurance Company had deemed half of Salvatore Arnone’s third-party personal injury recovery to be payment in…

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Supreme Court ruling in drug case could have big implications for product liability

Posted 6/19/17 by Sarah Karlin-Smith skarlin@politico.com Politico A Supreme Court decision Monday could make it harder for large groups of plaintiffs to sue corporations in state courts for damages caused by manufacturers’ products . Bristol-Myers Squibb prevailed in its effort to get the Supreme Court to limit where patients can seek compensation for harm caused…