Confidentiality at Risk: California Legislature Considers Bill That Would Limit Scope of Confidentiality in Product Liability and Environmental Cases and Settlements

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would limit confidentiality in cases involving allegations of defective products or environmental harms by placing restrictions on protective orders and confidentiality terms in settlement agreements. Generally, parties litigating cases alleging defective products or environmental conditions may stipulate to …›

May 3, 2022 - Class Action

2022 Class Action Law Forum: Recap & Insights

For the second year in a row, Morrison Foerster partners and associates gathered virtually and in person for Western Alliance Bank’s 4th Annual Class Action Law Forum (CALFTM), hosted in collaboration with the University of San Diego School of Law. From federal judges to …›

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 …›

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 …›