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Challenging Causation Testimony Under Daubert

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

In Texas courts, the 700 series of rules of evidence control the use of experts in civil cases. Under these rule, the trial judge acts as a gatekeeper for the admission of expert testimony. Judges review the expert testimony to ensure it meets a number of prerequisites established by the U.S. Supreme Court in… Read More »

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Strategy for Getting a Case Out of State Court and into Federal Court

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

Plaintiffs lawyers often try to invoke something commonly referred to as the forum defendant rule in order to keep a defendant in state court where the plaintiff attorney believes they have a better chance of securing a verdict in their favor. This rule is codified in Chapter 21 of the United States Code §… Read More »

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The Power of the Statute of Limitations

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

The statute of limitations is the period in which a plaintiff may file a lawsuit against a defendant for alleged harm. If a plaintiff fails to file a lawsuit in the allotted time period, then their claim can be challenged and tossed out of court. This is why the statute of limitations can be… Read More »

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How to Combat a Claim Challenging the Adequacy of a Black Box Warning

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

In product liability litigation, some plaintiffs attempt to claim that a manufacturer failed to warn them of the potential risks and side effects associated with a medical device or prescription drug. When such a claim is raised, it is important for your Brownsville defense lawyer to be prepared and ready to challenge the viability… Read More »

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Punitive Damages and Relative Risk – Key Concept That Could Influence Whether Punitive Damages Can Be Pursued by a Plaintiff

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

According to § 500 and § 908 of the Second (Restatement) of Torts, evidence of “recklessness” on the part of a product manufacturer that would enable a plaintiff’s attorney to pursue punitive damages above and beyond their claim for economic and non-economic damages is a  “high degree of risk” of bodily injury or death…. Read More »

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Lawyer Advertising May Be Causing Serious Harm to the Public

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

You have probably seen television commercials, heard radio advertisements, and encountered a banner advertisement on your computer featuring a plaintiff’s attorney decrying the side effects of a drug or medical device. Advertising by plaintiff’s lawyers has surpassed $1 billion and continues to grow, according to the ABA Journal. Lawyer advertising exclusively in the prescription… Read More »

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Prescriber Testimony Needed to Establish Causation in Medical Device Litigation

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

In mass tort litigation where thousands of claimants are involved, it is quite common or plaintiff’s lawyers to procrastinate in cultivating their cases and may neglect securing prescriber testimony. This is a big oversight that your Brownsville medical device defense attorney should seek to capitalize on. Why? Because if a plaintiff does not have… Read More »

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How Pursuing Damages for Infliction of Emotional Distress in Medical Device Claim is a Fruitless Endeavor

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

A common tactic utilized by plaintiff’s lawyers is to try and inflate the “pain and suffering” damages associated with a personal injury claim. This is attributed to the fact that economic damages (e.g., medical expenses and lost wages) may be insufficient to secure a sizable settlement or verdict that would be financially worthwhile for… Read More »

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Supreme Court Slaps Down Blatant Forum Shopping by FELA Plaintiffs

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

A tactic often used by plaintiff’s lawyers is forum shopping. This is a practice where a plaintiff’s attorney will file lawsuit in a particular court that they think is likely to provide a favorable judgment, according to U.S. Legal. In Sequa Corp. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 1990 Del. Super. LEXIS 303 (Del…. Read More »

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Understanding the Texas Statute of Repose

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

Many people have a general understanding, or have at least heard, of the statute of limitations. This is a state statute that places a specific time limit on the ability of a plaintiff to file a civil case against a defendant, or defendants, for alleged harm. In the context of a personal injury lawsuit… Read More »

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