Articles by Carolyn Casey, J.D.

GSK Secures Summary Judgment with Federal Preemption Argument in Zofran MDL

A judge recently granted summary judgment in over 420 lawsuits to drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the ongoing Zofran multidistrict litigation (MDL). The case is addressing the plaintiffs’ claims that the anti-nausea medication Zofran caused birth defects. This summary judgment order…

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3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Chances of Getting Retained on a Case

Although you’re an expert in your field, perhaps you’re not landing as many expert witness roles as you’d like. Your resume is impressive and you have robust industry experience. So why aren’t more hiring attorneys reaching out? Many experts overlook…

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3M Expert’s Opinions Partially Excluded from Earplug MDL Bellwether

A Florida federal judge has excluded opinions from a 3M expert witness in the ongoing CAEv2s combat earplugs bellwether trial. In this case, the plaintiffs claim they suffered injuries to their hearing due to defective earplugs used during military activities.…

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Opioid MDL Bellwether Trial Underway in West Virginia

In West Virginia’s Southern District, a major opioid-related MDL bellwether trial recently began. Several WV local governments brought the initial action against drugmakers AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corp. The complaint alleges the defendants played an integral…

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Judge Orders a Single Trial for Claims Against Expert, Referral Service, & Attorney

A New Jersey federal district court recently denied motions to sever first-party and third-party actions and to bifurcate a long-fought medical malpractice case. This complex case stems from a dismissed initial lawsuit due to a withdrawn medical expert witness. Following…

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Fyre Festival Attendees To Receive $7k Each in Class Action Settlement

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York has announced a $2 million settlement in a ticket holder class action against organizers of the infamous Fyre Festival. Meanwhile, the man behind the festival, Billy McFarland, sits in…

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Judge Grants Apple’s Request for 14 Hour Deposition of Opposition’s Expert Witness

Participating in a deposition is a common occurrence for expert witnesses. What’s less common is a request for 14 hours of deposing for a single expert. But this is exactly what transpired in a recent case in California’s Northern District.…

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on NCAA Caps on Student-Athlete Compensation

Last month, amidst college basketball’s March Madness tournament, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a lower court ruling regarding college athletes’ earnings. That ruling stipulated that colleges can no longer limit non-cash education-related compensation for student-athletes. This refers to…

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USC Will Pay $1.1 Billion to Patients of Campus Gynecologist Accused of Sexual Abuse

Another Southern California university has settled a massive lawsuit over student sexual abuse allegations against a longtime campus gynecologist. This time, the University of Southern California (USC) announced a record $1.1 billion settlement for mishandling complaints that gynecologist Dr. George…

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First Bellwether Starts in Massive 3M Earplugs MDL

In late March 2021, the massive consolidated case concerning defective 3M combat earplugs lurched forward with a bellwether. This bellwether consolidates three cases (of the MDL’s 229,397 actions) in Florida’s Northern District Court. It’s intended as a harbinger of how…

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