For those of our readers with access to the Law360 universe, my partner Hildy Sastre and I just published an article on Important Product Liability Practice Trends To Watch In 2022.

In honor of Punxsutawney Phil we venture predictions for the year ahead. The last year has seen several important legal developments relevant to product liability, including in the areas of personal jurisdiction, preemption and class action procedure. This year promises interesting developments in these same subject areas.

 

 

Photo of Sean Wajert Sean Wajert

Sean P. Wajert is a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, and the Managing Partner of Shook’s Philadelphia office.  He concentrates his complex litigation practice on the defense of companies from a variety of industries, including the chemical, consumer product, drug and…

Sean P. Wajert is a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, and the Managing Partner of Shook’s Philadelphia office.  He concentrates his complex litigation practice on the defense of companies from a variety of industries, including the chemical, consumer product, drug and medical device industries.  His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, mass tort, toxic tort and product liability litigation, and appellate work. For a decade he served as Chair of the Products Liability Group of his prior firm.  Sean also taught complex litigation issues for ten years as a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.