How executive orders and judicial review are shaping environmental policy

August 1, 2017 by Beth Ginsberg

Beth Ginsberg, Timothy McMahan and Shannon Morrissey of Stoel Rives analyze President Donald Trump’s use of executive orders and how the judiciary will have the final say on the extent to which they are implemented. … Read More

$24M verdict against Nissan for brake failure

August 21, 2017 by Jean Sica

Recent trial outcomes published on Westlaw include a $24M verdict for a fatal motor vehicle collision resulting from defective brakes, a $15M verdict in a suit against Abbott Labs for its drug Depakote, and a defense decision for the University of California Irvine Medical Center after an Iranian student died under the care of defendant physicians. The following are excerpts from the case summaries.  The full summaries, these and other interesting cases can be found in Westlaw Jury Verdicts & Settlements.   CRUZ v. NISSAN NORTH AMERICA INC. This wrongful death action was brought when Saida Bernardino, 27, and two of her minor … Read More

$24M verdict against Nissan for brake failure

August 21, 2017 by Jean Sica

Recent trial outcomes published on Westlaw include a $24M verdict for a fatal motor vehicle collision resulting from defective brakes, a $15M verdict in a suit against Abbott Labs for its drug Depakote, and a defense decision for the University of California Irvine Medical Center after an Iranian student died under the care of defendant physicians. The following are excerpts from the case summaries.  The full summaries, these and other interesting cases can be found in Westlaw Jury Verdicts & Settlements.   CRUZ v. NISSAN NORTH AMERICA INC. This wrongful death action was brought when Saida Bernardino, 27, and two of her minor … Read More


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Designer Babies: Delivering Soon in the United States


According to an article published by American Health Line earlier this week, a team of biologists in Oregon have conducted the first known experiment in the United States using the gene-editing technique CRISPR to genetically modify viable human embryos. Officials at the Oregon Health and Science University said results are pending publication in a journal.CRISPR is a technology that can modify genes quickly and efficiently by working as a type of molecular scissors that can trim away unwanted parts of the genome, and replace it with new DNA. According to MIT’s Technology Review, the study recently conducted centered on a

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