An Update on Data Breach Litigation: Trends in Multidistrict Litigation

illustration of a "data pirate" reaching for binary code with a foggy blue-green background that fades to black

Photo Credit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/steveandriole/2019/07/30/the-capital-one-data-breach-is-no-exception-why-we-can-expect-many-many-more/#ab9831bfc48b

By: Nick Jackson
Managing Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

Data breaches are becoming the “new normal” in American society.  In what used to be “headline” news, major data breaches are no longer the rarity that they once were.  Today, data breaches occur on a small scale nearly every day across the United States.  In fact since 2005, more than 4,500 data breaches have been made public.[1] Continue reading “An Update on Data Breach Litigation: Trends in Multidistrict Litigation”

Not So Dope: Multidistrict Opioid Litigation Against Manufacturers and Distributors of Prescription Drugs in the United States

illustration of people in pill capcules falling out of a prescription pill bottle

Photo Credit: Shadrach Michaels, Treating WPC’s Opioid Addiction, Ely Times (Sept. 13, 2019), https://elynews.com/2019/09/13/treating-wpcs-opioid-addiction/.

By: Stephanie Smith
Senior Associate Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

The opioid crisis is a national health crisis that has affected public health, as well as economic and social welfare.  States, cities, municipalities, and Native American tribes across the United States are sounding the alarm on the opioid crisis as one of the worst medical catastrophes in the nation’s history.[1]   Continue reading “Not So Dope: Multidistrict Opioid Litigation Against Manufacturers and Distributors of Prescription Drugs in the United States”