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2020 January—Drugs and Devices: Failure to Warn

Volume 56, No. 1

Trial's January issue on drugs and devices explores navigating preemption after SCOTUS's 2019 Merck Sharp v. Albrecht decision, prepping for prescriber depositions, how to handle contaminated generic drug cases, and more. Also: Strategies for voir dire.

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Theme Article

  • Navigating preemption after Merck
    Janet Abaray and David Harman
  • Prepping for the prescriber deposition
    Karen Barth Menzies
  • Tainted generic drugs
    Marlene Goldenberg

President's Page

  • It’s a brand new year at AAJ
    Bruce H. Stern

Editor's Note

  • Tech and more in Trial
    Jennifer D. Adams

Also Featured

  • The Brief January 2020

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Negligent operation of train caused derailment that injured passengers, motorist
  • Unreasonable search and seizure
  • Unreasonable arrest
  • Defamation
  • Improper turn
  • Rear-end collision
  • Failure to inspect tire installation at trade school
  • Failure to yield to ambulance at intersection
  • Failure to fix air conditioning system
  • Failure to prevent, investigate paraeducator’s inappropriate conduct
  • Sexual abuse of elementary school student

Good Counsel

  • Engaging potential jurors
    Danielle Ward Mason

Question of the Month

  • If you could change one thing about the practice of law, what would it be?

On the Hill

  • Protecting expert evidence
    Susan Steinman

Supreme Court Review

  • Focus on 2020
    Amy Brogioli

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ Education on the horizon January 2020


  • The Conservative Case for Class Actions
    Brian T. Fitzpatrick
  • A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects
    Claudy Op den Kamp and Dan Hunter (editors)
  • The Public Option: How to Expand Freedom, Increase Opportunity, and Promote Equality
    Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne L. Alstott
  • When Should Law Forgive?
    Martha Minow
  • Raising the Bar: Diversifying Big Law
    Anthony C. Thompson (editor)


  • The lighter side of law