James Rotondo and Andrew Ammirati co-authored the article, "Ohio: 'Control' determines whether Amazon is subject to strict liability," for Westlaw Today. The article discusses the recent Stiner v. Amazon.com decision in Ohio and how it compares to the August Bolger v. Amazon.com ruling in California, which they covered in "May Amazon be held liable in strict products liability?"
In Stiner v. Amazon.com Inc., No. 2019-0488, the court concluded that Amazon was not a "supplier" within the meaning of Ohio's products liability statutes, and therefore could not be held strictly liable. The appellant, Dennis Stiner, brought suit on behalf of his 18-year-old son, Logan Stiner, who died after ingestion of a fatal dose of caffeine powder obtained from a friend, who previously conducted a search for "pre-workout" on Amazon's website. The product was sold from a third-party vendor, which posted the product on Amazon's website.
Stiner brought claims under the Ohio Products Liability Act, which subjects suppliers to product liability in certain circumstances.
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Judge Christopher Droney (ret.) and Matthew Austin co-authored the article, "The Investigation and Enforcement Landscape Under the Garland Department of Justice," for the New York Law Journal.
Michael Furey authored the article, "Joint Representations: A Blessing or a Curse?" for the New Jersey Law Journal.
Elizabeth Sher, a partner in the litigation department and General Counsel of the Firm, served as co-editor of the 2021 edition of New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure, the leading treatise on federal practice in New Jersey, published by American Lawyer Media (ALM).
On December 17, Judge Christopher Droney served as a panelist for the Federal Bar Council webinar, "Remote Proceedings Update."
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Day Pitney Partner Stan Twardy was quoted in the Connecticut Law Tribune article, "This Husband-and-Wife Lawyers Just Landed 2 of the Most Powerful Jobs in Connecticut," regarding the Day Pitney alumna Nora Dannehy being named the Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont's General Counsel and her husband Leonard Boyle being appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice as acting U.S. Attorney in Connecticut.
Christopher Droney was quoted in the Connecticut Law Tribune article, "Gov. Lamont Names Nora Dannehy as His General Counsel," discussing former Day Pitney Attorney Nora Dannehy being named by CT Gov. Lamont as his General Counsel.
Stan Twardy and Christopher Droney were quoted in the Connecticut Law Tribune article, "Meet Lawyers Elevated to Top Spot at U.S. Attorney's Office in Connecticut," regarding the U.S. Department of Justice naming Leonard Boyle as acting U.S. Attorney in Connecticut.
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