Thursday, December 16, 2010

BP Litigation and Parallel Proceedings

The Blog of the Legal Times has a posting today about the implications of parallel proceedings in criminal and civil court given the recent suits that the DOJ has filed against BP regarding the oil spill.


December 16, 2010 in Federal Courts, Mass Torts, MDLs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Three SCOTUS Cert. Grants on Federal Preemption

The Supreme Court granted certiorari on Friday in three cases that raise the question of federal preemption of state-law tort liability in claims involving generic drugs. The cases, which the Court consolidated, are Actavis Elizabeth, L.L.C. v. Mensing (09-1039); Actavis, Inc. v. Demahy (09-1501); and PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing (09-993). Links are to SCOTUSblog’s case files for each case, where you can find links to the docket, lower court opinions, and cert-stage briefs.


December 13, 2010 in Recent Decisions, Supreme Court Cases | Permalink | Comments (0)