Supreme Court Rules in Oxford Health Plans Case

June 10, 2013

Today, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Oxford Health Plans, LLC v. Sutter, that casts some doubt on an oft-recited interpretation of Stolt-Nielson, S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int’l Corp., 559 U.S. 662 (2010).  In Stolt-Nielson, the Court held:  “a party[...]

Hall of Shame: Johnson & Johnson’s License Suspended

May 21, 2013

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is currently under fire as the subject of thousands of lawsuits involving defective products, including both their metal-on-metal hip implant systems and vaginal mesh.  But it seems that is not their only problem.  The Maharashtra[...]

Congress Asks SEC to Enforce Consumer Protections

May 02, 2013

Congress does not have the reputation lately of working for the people. Stalemates between Republicans and Democrats continue to halt progress in both bodies of Congress. However, amidst their inability to seemingly get anything done, 37 members of the Senate[...]

Trio of New Class Certification Decisions in the Seventh Circuit

February 19, 2013

In the last few months, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has issued three opinions on the topic of how trial courts should decide motions for class certification when some questions will require individualized proof. Judge Richard[...]

Pro-Consumer Initiatives: Lobbying and Litigation

February 12, 2013

In the weeks leading up to his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama was surely inundated with reports, requests, and letters from various advocacy groups urging him to not only adopt their platform, but to make it a[...]

Legal Pads and Spit Up Rags: A New Mom on Making it Work

February 08, 2013

Balancing and juggling.  A working mom’s life often sounds like a circus performance.  The words carry with them an insidious threat.  Let your guard down for a moment and the whole thing may fall apart.  I’ve been back in the[...]