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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Important Toxic Tort Case with Huge Potential Liability to U.S. Businesses

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

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case that will have a significant impact on what is considered to be a toxic tort behavior on the part of businesses and other entities. Specifically, the case presents the question of whether indirectly releasing pollutants into the water constitutes a violation of the Clean Water… Read More »

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High Stakes Product Liability Trial Begins

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

It is a products liability case that many are watching, as the outcome could very well affect hundreds of similar lawsuits around the country—A case brought against Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer by a man who claims that the product caused him to develop cancer. One jury already awarded another man close to $300 million… Read More »

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The “Last Straw” Before Divorce, And What Might Surprise You

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

As attorneys who practice family law here in Texas, we assist many clients who are going through divorce each year. A number of these couples describe their need for divorce as a “last straw” situation, whereby the culmination of a series of issues makes someone realize that it is more painful to stay in… Read More »

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Important Products Liability Case to Watch In 2019

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

There is one very important products liability case that will be argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019 and should be watched closely by all manufacturers: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Doris Albrecht, et al. The case was last decided by the Third Circuit in 2017, and involves allegations that… Read More »

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A Look at Past & Future Labor and Employment Law Disputes

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

A number of businesses financially suffer each year due to labor and employment law disputes. As commercial litigation attorneys in Texas, we deal with a number of these disputes each year, customizing our approach based on our client businesses’ needs and the disputes themselves. Below, we discuss some of the most important employment law… Read More »

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FDA Moves to Change Medical Device Approval Process

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

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would be changing the 501(k) medical device approval rules in an effort to ensure that new devices are specifically incorporating up-to-date performance and safety standards. The 501(k) clearance process was designed to offer expedited approval for products that are “substantially equivalent” to those already… Read More »

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Texas Products Liability Lawsuit Filed Over Allegedly Defective Earplugs Provided To Veterans

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

A product liability claim was filed against 3M Company in Texas in late January over the “Combat Arms” earplugs that were issued to U.S. military veterans between 2002 and 2013, alleging that the company’s defective design and manufacture and failure to warn users or provide proper instructions with the product resulted in harm to… Read More »

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Product Liability Defense Campaign Launched Against Attack on Baby Powder Products

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

On December 17, Johnson & Johnson released a powerful rebuttal in response to a number of product liability lawsuits it has faced concerning its talc-contained Baby Powder product. The rebuttal was specifically published in response to recent Reuters coverage arguing that the company knew for years that its product caused cancer but kept it… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court to Hear Business Dispute That Could End Punitive Damages

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

During the second week of December, the Texas Supreme Court heard an important business/commercial litigation case that legal experts indicate could spell the death of punitive damages for civil disputes. The litigation involves claims that one business (Mercedes) intentionally devised a scheme to defraud another (a smaller dealership run by Carduco) via sabotage; specifically,… Read More »

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Department Of Justice Releases New Corporate Liability Memo

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

In late November, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) updated its policy known as the “Yates Memo,” which addresses the investigation and prosecution of those involved in corporate wrongdoing. There is no question that the new policy will have a significant effect on corporate liability and executive accountability. DOJ Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein announced… Read More »

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