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CCL Speaks at Annual Convention of North Carolina Advocates for Justice

August 31st, 2011

CCL’s Robert S. Peck spoke at the annual convention of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, as part of a panel addressing the constitutional implications of restrictions on tort law.

CCL’s Robert S. Peck is National Law Journal’s Appellate Lawyer of the Week

August 3rd, 2011

Our own Robert S. Peck has been selected as appellate lawyer of the week by the National Law Journal, which notes that Bob is “a rare appellate specialist among plaintiffs’ lawyers for decades.”

A video interview conducted by Tony Mauro is online.

CCL’s Robert S. Peck Authors Article In New England Law Review

July 1st, 2011

CCL’s Robert S. Peck has published an article entitled “For Trailblazers, When the U.S. Constitution Is Not Enough,” 45 New Eng. L. Rev. 855 (2011), which reviews Professor Robert F. Williams’ recent book, TheLaw of American State Constitutions.

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Failure-to-Warn Claims Against Generic Drug Manufacturers Are Preempted

June 23rd, 2011

The Supreme Court has ruled in Pliva, Inc. v. Mensing, 131 S. Ct. 2567 (2011), that state-law failure-to-warn claims against generic drug manufacturers are preempted. The Court split 5-4 in ascertaining congressional intent; all nine justices agreed, however, that the outcome in this case “makes little sense.”

CCL’s Louis M. Bograd was lead counsel for respondents. The New York Times has early coverage.