Product Liability Regulation To Watch In 2012

Law360, New York (January 1, 2012, 12:00 AM EST) -- While it's notoriously difficult for legislation to pass in an election year, 2012 could be ripe for new regulations that will impact product liability litigation — especially those coming down from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, lawyers say.

Rules to tackle concerns over the landmark preemption ruling Pliva v. Mensing are expected to be a highlight on the product liability regulatory front in the coming year. Other changes could be afoot, as well, from possible laws to speed up medical device approval to guidance for...
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