Teresa A. Griffin

Teresa Griffin represents global and nationally based clients in complex litigation, including as national coordinating counsel to manufacturers and industrial clients in product liability, environmental, toxic, and mass tort litigation. In this role, Teresa is an advocate for industrial as well as health and life science industry clients, counseling them and helping them engage in practices to avoid and to defend against consumer disputes and product liability actions so often brought against biopharmaceutical, medical device, life sciences and chemical companies.

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Considerations from the ABA’s Best Practices for Litigation Funding

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The exact dollar amount that third-party investors infuse in U.S. lawsuits every year is unknown, but conservative estimates begin around $2.3 billion, with agreement that the industry has room to grow. With the ongoing pandemic stretching litigation timelines and straining budgets, the litigation funding industry remains highly active. Despite the importance of litigation funding to all parties involved (lawyers, plaintiffs, and defendants), regulation varies by state, and litigation funders are largely left to self-regulate.

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New Conferral Requirement for Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions Effective December 1

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The last month of the year brought changes to Rule 30 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, specifically Rule 30(b)(6), governing deposition notices to organizations. The rule was amended, effective December 1, 2020.

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“Fruit Puree” Held a Fair Game First Ingredient in Fruit Snacks Label by California Court of Appeal

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The California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, recently affirmed judgment in favor of a fruit snack manufacturer who claimed “fruit” was stated to be the first ingredient on a front label but listed “fruit puree” first in the product’s ingredient list.

Plaintiff’s Fruit Snack–Based Claims

Defendants in Iglesias v. Welch Foods, Inc., et al., No. A159565, manufactured fruit snacks with a label that stated, “Fruit is our 1st Ingredient!” at the top of the front label. The snacks’ “Nutrition Fact Panel” then listed “FRUIT PUREE” as the first ingredient, followed by corn syrup.

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