Trial Magazine

Trial is AAJ's award-winning magazine for attorneys, law professors, judges and others in the legal community. Trial brings readers news of the latest legal trends and developments, informative articles about civil law practice, coverage of recent verdicts and settlements in a wide range of practice areas, and commentary and analysis on emerging legal issues.

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2017 July—Drugs & Devices

Volume 53, No. 7

Pharmaceutical companies should be held accountable when their drugs or medical devices injure the people they are supposed to help. In Trial’s July issue, get the latest on off-label marketing claims and accountability for mislabeled generic drugs, as well as tips on empowering jurors and using regulatory experts. Also, read about a new AAJ report highlighting the disproportionate effects of dangerous drugs and medical devices on women throughout history.

Theme articles

  • A cloud of uncertainty over off-label marketing claims
    John R. Crone
  • The in extremis client
    Danielle W. Mason
  • Sidebar: Targeting women―a history of dangerous drugs and devices
    David Ratcliff
  • Punishing corporate wrongdoers
    W. Mark Lanier
  • Accountability for mislabeled generic drugs
    Leslie A. Brueckner and Benjamin I. Siminou
  • 'Regulatory experts': five tips for avoiding pitfalls
    Justin A. Browne

Also Featured

  • Unprecedented generosity
  • The Brief July 2017

President's Page

  • Rising to the challenge
    Julie Braman Kane

Justice in Motion

  • From mass torts to marketing
  • Republican members hit the hill
  • Putting 'lids on kids'
    Kate Halloran

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Police cruiser strikes railcar
  • Failure to perform MRSA screening
  • Inadequate security at bar
  • Lineman falls from 60-foot pole

On the Hill

  • Following the maze of rules
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Seven communication tips
    Jefferey Ogden Katz
  • Brief writing 101
    Amy E. Keller

Question of the Month

  • What is the one question you always ask potential new hires?

Supreme Court Review

  • Confronting racial bias
    Erwin Chemerinsky

Tech Brief

  • Web-based or non-web-based CMS
    Tracee Wagner


  • My Own Words
    by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, reviewed by Jessica Pezley


  • The lighter side of the law