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William A. Ruskin: Texas Adopts Learned Intermediary Doctrine
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin The Texas Supreme Court rendered judgment in favor of Centocor, Inc ., the pharmaceutical manufacturer subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, in a landmark decision involving the learned intermediary doctrine, Centocor, Inc. v. Patricia... Read More

Challenging Plaintiff's Proof Of Reasonable Alternative Design
Posted on 15 Mar 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin In the majority of jurisdictions, to establish a claim for design defect in a product liability action, the plaintiff must present some proof of a "feasible alternative design" or "reasonable alternative design."... Read More

William A. Ruskin: The Product Liability Dilemma: Product vs. Service
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Courts have long struggled with hybrid fact scenarios that involve both a product and a service. When a corporate defendant is sued for personal injury, is it more advantageous for the defendant to be characterized as a service... Read More