Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bryan Garner interviews the USSC

I have attended two of Garner's CLE's and cannot say enough about them. ABL hopes to attend a third later this month (while taking in a Yankees game before they make the mistake of abandoning the House that Ruth built).

Friday, May 30, 2008

Vioxx - consumer fraud decisions overturned

The consumer fraud verdicts against Merck in the McDarby & Cona cases have been overturned. The Court found that the Product Liability Act claims were preempted by the FDA and that the Consumer Fraud Act claims were subsumed into the preempted PLA. Here are some additional links discussing this appellate decision in the Merck saga:

[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/30/business/30drug.html?ref=policy]

[http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/2008/05/conamcdarby-split-vioxx-appellate.html]

[http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/2008/05/vioxx-verdicts.html]

[http://overlawyered.com/2008/05/breaking-merck-wins-two-more-vioxx-cases-on-appeal/#comments]

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Insurance Archaeology?

Indiana Jones goes in search of that missing Met Life policy? The site was brought to my attention by Rich Bowman of Boston.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Scalia interview on 60 Minutes