Q&A With Foley Hoag's David Geiger

Law360, New York (October 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- “Notice pleading” allows plaintiffs to file broad and vague boilerplate complaints, and judges then permit limitless discovery, says Foley Hoag’s David Geiger in our series of chats with high-profile product liability lawyers.

Q. What’s the most challenging product liability lawsuit you’ve worked on, and why?

A. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ lawsuit against the tobacco industry to recover several billion dollars in Medicaid costs allegedly caused by smoking-related illness. The case was an early example of the unholy alliance among politicians, the plaintiff’s bar and the news...
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