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Preemption and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine

Harvey L Kaplan

Jon A Strongman - Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Pharmaceutical litigation in the United States is constantly evolving as plaintiffs' lawyers seek to create new avenues of recovery, state and federal governments adopt legislation that affects the legal playing field, and new court decisions usher in changes in the law.

The Wolf at the Door

Libby Hannan - Lovells

Rod Freeman

As product manufacturers face an increasingly litigious environment in Europe, questions of "access to justice" naturally come to the fore of the public policy agenda in this area.

The Role of Export Credit Agencies in Project Financing

Richard Drummond - Legal adviser, office of the general counsel, Export Credits Guarantee Department, UK

Most European governments have set up an export credit agency as a government entity to promote, facilitate and support the exports of goods and services.

Developments in English Patent Law

Trevor Cook - Bird & Bird LLP

Life is rarely dull in the English courts that get to hear patent litigation, but the first half of 2008 has already proved eventful for them.

Insurance and Reinsurance Issues Resulting from Subprime Claims

John F McCarrick

Maurice Pesso

Vincent J Vitkowsky - Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge

Eighteen months after the first lawsuits relating to subprime mortgage lending were filed, the claims frequency from subprime claims has already passed the number of lawsuits filed during the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s.

A look back on 2007/2008

Jan Heuvels - Ince & Co

The past 18 months have been difficult for the UK (re)insurance market. Worsening economic conditions combined with a sharp rise in catastrophic and single-event losses have presented the industry with some stiff challenges. Meanwhile, the regulators and courts have been as busy as ever

Experts in International Disputes

Nicholas Gould

It has been said that the role of an expert in an international construction dispute is to provide independent opinion evidence based on the facts.

The Changing World of the Construction Lawyer and What the Future Holds

Adrian L Bastianelli III

Fifty years ago there were only a handful of construction lawyers in the United States, that is, lawyers whose practice focused primarily on representing clients in the construction industry.

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