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HHS Reverses Policy Prohibiting FDA Review of Lab-Developed Tests

On November 15, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it would reverse a policy issued in August 2020 prohibiting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from requiring a premarket review of laboratory developed tests (“LDTs”), including requiring Emergency Use Authorizations …›

November 4, 2021 - Consumer Products, Food Misbranding

This Week at the Ninth: Cars and Chickens

This week, the Ninth Circuit explores the constitutionality of a state statute aimed at protecting consumer information given to car dealers, and clarifies the preemptive scope of federal regulatory approval of food labels. Click here to learn more about the key takeaways from CDK Global …›

Morrison & Foerster Achieves Top Ranking in Product Liability, Mass Torts and Class Action (Defense) for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Legal 500 US 2021 has recommended Erin Bosman, David Fioccola, and Jessica Grant, and named Julie Park among its “next generation” practitioners. The publication also recognized Morrison & Foerster as a top firm in Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action (Defense) for Pharmaceuticals …›

Manuka Honey and Waterslides

This week, we take a look at a decision addressing what a “reasonable” consumer will know in purchasing a product (and distinguishing the Seventh Circuit in the process), and at another assessing the legality of Washington’s pandemic-related shutdown of a waterpark. MOORE v. TRADER JOE’S …›

A Return to Normalcy? Check Your Local Rules – An Update on Mask Litigation and Guidelines

Nine months ago, we discussed several issues that had been raised by COVID-19 face mask-related litigation.[1] Soon after, COVID-19 infection rates spiked to unprecedented levels. But with the emergency use authorization of three COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, the state of the pandemic …›

Morrison & Foerster Is Recognized As Tier 1 Firm in Product Liability, Mass Torts, and Class Action for Consumer Products

Legal 500 US 2021 has named Erin Bosman, David Fioccola, Jessica Grant, Julie Park, James Schurz, William Tarantino, and Claudia Vetesi among their top product liability and class action practitioners nationwide. The publication also recognized Morrison & Foerster as a top Tier 1 Firm …›