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Thomas Bryne

Title: Managing Partner

Company: Byrne, Kiely & White LLP

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Thomas J. Byrne, managing partner at Byrne, Kiely & White LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law.

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Major v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Federal law recognizing the legality of tobacco and cigarettes does not preempt state tort law that holds most cigarettes to be a “defective product,” thus exposing the manufacturers to substantial tort liability in California.   247 more words


Status of Medical Device Reprocessor/Refurbisher Liability

Courtney S. Young, Esq. |Senior Attorney, Medmarc Risk Management

Status of Reprocessor Liability

The recent pressures to drive down the cost of medical care have given way to a practice of using medical devices (even so-called “single-use devices”) a greater number of times, on a greater number of patients, before disposing of them. 1,171 more words

Products Liability

Demara v. The Raymond Corp.

Defendant manufacturer of forklift was not entitled to summary judgment in design defect case, since its design included a large open area around the powered wheels, without any guards, which would crush any part of a human they ran over; and this permits an inference that the design fell below minimum safety assumptions of the product’s users and bystanders during its use.   255 more words


Venue, Preemption Issues Dot Legal Landscape

The Supreme Court has been busy of late on several fronts of interest to those in the life sciences, and may be busier yet if it accepts a case dealing with preemption. 869 more words

Products Liability

Trejo v. Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Jury verdict for defendant on strict liability/duty to warn was fatally inconsistent with verdict against defendant on negligent failure to warn, requiring retrial of suit by a plaintiff who contracted a rare skin disease from taking ibuprofen.  351 more words


U.S. Supreme Court Clamps Down on Mass Tort State Court Lawsuits

Jordan Lipp | Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Yesterday morning, in an 8-1 decision, the United States Supreme Court determined that plaintiffs who did not reside in California could not sue Bristol-Myers Squibb in California.  404 more words

Products Liability