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Trial Magazine

2018 December—Products Liability

Volume 54, No. 12

This month, Trial covers products liability. Learn how plaintiff attorneys can use Daubert motions offensively, possible claims when internet-connected consumer devices are hacked, how to navigate defective military products cases, and more. Also: what’s in store at AAJ’s 2019 Winter Convention.

Cover image: David Arky / Getty Images

Theme articles

  • Keep defense experts in check
    Janet G. Abaray and David C. Harman
  • A broken net
    Adam J. Levitt, Amy E. Keller, and Adam Prom
  • Rebounding from fraudulent joinder
    Brenda M. Johnson
  • When military products fail
    Robert F. Spohrer and Keith L. Maynard

Also Featured

  • Bienvenidos a Miami
  • The Brief December 2018

President's Page

  • Gear up for what's next
    Elise R. Sanguinetti

Verdicts & Settlements

  • Juries find R.J. Reynolds liable to families of former Newport cigarette smokers
  • Age discrimination, harassment
  • Distracted driving
  • Negligent employee training
  • Failure to inspect truck for mechanical issues, pull onto highway shoulder
  • Negligent elevator maintenance
  • Failure to conduct criminal background check on youth soccer coach
  • Failure to cover slippery concrete surface surrounding football field
  • Negligent removal of adult molars
  • Negligent placement of extension ladder

On the Hill

  • Seasons of Congress
    Susan Steinman

Good Counsel

  • Three rules for preparing traumatized witnesses
    David Henderson

Question of the Month

  • What hobby or activity keeps you centered outside of work?


  • Lack of truck driver safety program leads to deaths
    Mandy Brown


  • Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers: Lives in the Law
    by Jill Norgren, reviewed by Katherine Kiziah


  • The lighter side of the law