Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

IADC Amicus Brief Program. (AMICUS)

Academic journal article Defense Counsel Journal

IADC Amicus Brief Program. (AMICUS)

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The International Association of Defense Counsel has an active amicus curiae program, submitting briefs on issues of importance to IADC members and their clients. Through its amicus participation, the IADC has helped shape the law surrounding product liability, arbitration, class actions, attorney client privilege, punitive damages, civil discovery, standing, jurisdiction, and tort reform. This section of the Defense Counsel Journal is dedicated to highlighting recent amicus briefs filed by the IADC so that the Journal's readers can benefit from the insights presented therein.

In its brief in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc. (No. I 7 MAP 2013), IADC filed an amicus brief recommending that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court abandon its unworkable strict products liability framework in favor of the more balanced approach of the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Products Liability. The Brief was authored by IADC Member Joseph O'Neil and Thomas J. Finarelli of Lavin O'Neil Cedrone & DiSipio, William J. Ricci of Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey, and Scott Toomey of Littleton Joyce Ughetta Park & Kelly LLP. …

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