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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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2019 April—Drugs & Devices

Volume 55, No. 4

Trial's April issue on drugs and devices explores how to use expert data to support causation, obtain crucial information for your case from drug sales reps, communicate about punitive damages to jurors, and more. Also: how the federal government is addressing electronic health record access challenges.

Cover image: RYAN MCVAY/Getty Images

Theme articles

  • Staying on track after Bristol-Myers
    Andre M. Mura
  • 7 punitive damages strategies
    Robert B. Carey, Stuart M. Paynter, and Celeste H.G. Boyd
  • Decoding general causation data
    Tara Tabatabaie
  • Unlock the key to deposing sales reps
    Whitney Butcher
  • Merck and impossibility preemption
    Matthew Wessler

Also Featured

  • Cures for barriers to electronic health records
    Jonathan H. Lomurro, Jennifer L. Keel, and Nursine Jackson
  • The Brief April 2019

President's Page

  • Diversity strengthens us all
    Elise R. Sanguinetti

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Negligent supervision of student with intellectual disabilities
  • Negligent supervision of teacher, student
  • Failure to maintain safe dining area
  • Retaliation against unwed mother
  • Dangerous condition on roadway
  • Failure to heed red light
  • Failure to yield to cyclist
  • Improper lane change
  • Failure to warn of hazards in pond on conference center grounds
  • Failure to provide camper with adequate flotation device

Good Counsel

  • Protect your liability expert's deposition
    Robert K. Jenner

Question of the Month

  • What's a meaningful way a colleague has supported you?

On the Hill

  • Data security bills
    Brian McMillan

Justice in Motion

  • AAJ Education on the Horizon April 2019
  • Modernizing medical device approvals


  • Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They've Ever Made
  • Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Through
  • The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life
  • You'll See This Message When It Is Too Late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches


  • The lighter side of law