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Three Outstanding Female Trial Lawyers Appointed to Opioid MDL Leadership

When leadership positions in a multidistrict litigation are based on merit and qualification, the skilled and diversified plaintiffs’ team becomes a powerful force behind those who were harmed. Congratulations are in order for Ellen Relkin, Elizabeth Cabraser, and Erin Dickinson […]

John Bair

Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Win $247M Verdict in DePuy Hip Bellwether

Congratulations to Jane Conroy and the entire plaintiffs’ team who secured a $247 million verdict in the bellwether trial over Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. Yesterday’s win is the third consecutive nine-figure verdict in the multidistrict litigation. The war […]

John Bair

Trial Lawyers: What You Need to Know to Navigate Article 50B

Judgments? If I were a trial lawyer, that may sound like a wonderful thing. Payment, collection, winning. Well, if you’re a trial lawyer practicing in New York, or are trying to perfect a verdict from out of state, these words […]

John Bair

Fighting Bills that Endanger Our Access to Justice

The civil justice system is in jeopardy. A series of tort reform bills coming to the floor in early March could be devastating to Americans’ access to justice. Last week, I talked about H.R. 985, which seeks to eliminate the […]