Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2008

Law360, New York (December 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Dozens of cases in state and federal courts could have a significant impact on the world of product liability law. Here are five to look out for this year.

The first three cases all grapple with the issue that looms largest in product liability lawyers' minds: regulatory preemption. Is the maker of a drug or medical device immune from state law product liability claims if its product has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration?

While there are many pending preemption cases to choose...
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