Case v. American Honda Motor Co.


(Ca., filed September 27, 2018): Arguing that it is not sufficient for plaintiffs to merely allege a “theory” of defect liability- however unsupported by evidence- that could apply across the self-defined class.  Plaintiffs seeking class certification must supply the trial court with “substantial evidence… that common issues predominate” over individual issues.

Court denied cert

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SCOTUS Should Affirm Federal Law Supremacy With FDA Authority Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rein in state court rulings that impose liability on pharmaceutical companies that go beyond, and even contradict, the federal regulatory process of the FDA, according to Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association. He explains why it is imperative the high court review a case involving Janssen Pharmaceuticals.