An Upside-Down Class Certification Decision

May 10, 2017

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upended its usual approach for class actions, deciding the merits of the claims before resolving class certification. This decision is a departure from Rule 23(c)(1) — which calls

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New Study Finds Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defects

May 02, 2017

Depression is one of the most serious and seldom talked about disorders, affecting over 15 million American adults. To make matters even worse, antidepressants can often produce several additional side effects in patients, including sexual effects, dangerous and uncontrollable impulse

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Victims of Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Scandal May Soon Obtain Relief

April 12, 2017

Last fall, Wells Fargo became Public Enemy No. 1 in the eyes of millions of Americans when it was revealed that the bank opened fake deposit and credit card accounts in its customers’ names without their knowledge or consent and

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A Glimpse into a World Without Net Neutrality

April 04, 2017

Net neutrality is a complicated, almost abstract concept. For as long as we’ve had the Internet, net neutrality has been the law of the land and we’ve all had access to the same websites and services as everyone else. Changes

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The Assault on Class Actions is an Assault on Your Civil Liberties

March 30, 2017

It’s almost hard to believe that it’s been less than 100 days since the Trump administration took office. In that time, several pieces of legislation have been introduced that seek to roll back and abolish regulations across a wide spectrum

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The Dangers of Essure Removal

March 16, 2017

Essure is marketed as the only permanent birth control device that doesn’t require a surgery. But while implanting the device may be a short procedure that can be performed in the doctor’s office, women who decide to undergo Essure removal

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Total (Product) Recall

March 08, 2017

When researching a purchase, there are a lot of factors to consider. Did it get good reviews? Does it have all of the features you want? Is priced competitively? But as of late, one additional factor has become increasingly important:

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The Future is Here: Self-Driving Cars, New Technology and Product Liability Litigation

March 01, 2017

Every day we are seeing more new and exciting technology develop.  Sometimes, it is hard to believe what the next “new big thing” is, and I find myself in disbelief.  That is exactly how I feel when I see how

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New Study Shows Link Between Talcum Powder Use and Ovarian Cancer

February 15, 2017

A study published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention on January 11, 2017 found a small, but statistically significant, link between women’s talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. While there has been a growing body of literature regarding the

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Will the Net Neutrality War Reignite in 2017?

February 08, 2017

  In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took a stand to defend net neutrality by passing regulations designed to protect Internet users from being relegated to online “slow lanes.” But like many of the new laws from the past

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