Strict Liability

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Facts

On November 17, 2009, Breanna Brown, a confidential informant cooperating with the Central Iowa Drug Task Force, conducted a controlled buy of heroin from suspected drug dealer “Lil C.” See United States v. Burrage, 687 F.3d 1015, 1018 (8th Cir....

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Overview

Mens Rea refers to criminal intent. The literal translation from Latin is "guilty mind." The plural of mens rea is mentes reae. A mens rea​ refers to the state of mind statutorily required in order to convict a particular defendant of a...

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Issue

Does federal law governing claims against generic pharmaceutical products preempt state law design-defect claims against the makers of those products?

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Facts

In December of 2004, Karen Bartlett’s doctor prescribed her Clinoril for...