Geoffrey Coan Quoted in Law360 Article "Product Liability Legislation & Regulation To Watch In 2016"

December 28, 2015

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Partner Geoffrey M. Coan, of the firm's Boston office, was recently quoted in the article "Product Liability Legislation & Regulation To Watch In 2016," published by Law360.

The article discusses key product liability developments attorneys will be watching in light of the fact that the FDA is poised to finalize the last two major rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act; Congress mulls requiring some form of labeling on genetically modified foods; and, Congress and auto regulators contemplate how to handle the increasing threat of cybersecurity breaches in vehicle systems.

On the topic of generic drugs and how the FDA rule to give generics more control over their labels could expose them to more liability in patient injury lawsuits, Mr. Coan is quoted as saying, "This is an issue that's been hanging around for a long time, weaving its way through various appellate courts . . . It will be interesting to see how that will be resolved." 

Read the full article "Product Liability Legislation & Regulation To Watch In 2016" on the Law360 website. Please note a subscription may be required. 

Geoffrey Coan is a litigator who focuses his practice in products liability, drug and medical device and complex litigation. A significant portion of his practice involves serving as national coordinating counsel to medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

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