Richard A. Dean
Richard Dean is a trial lawyer specializing in complex litigation. He has tried pharmaceutical, antitrust and business litigation cases all over the United States. He has been active in the defense of class action cases.
He is currently national counsel for a generic defendant in the metoclopramide litigation. He is lead counsel for the principal defendants in In Re Digitek Products Liability Litigation, a litigation involving a recall based on alleged manufacturing defect. He has defended a number of other cases based on product recall. The litigation teams which he heads are prolific filers of Daubert motions.
- Pliva, Inc. v. Mensing, 131 S. Ct. 2567 (2011). Failure to warn claims against generic drug manufacturers are preempted.
- In Re Digitek Products Liability Litigation, No. 2:08-md-01968, 2010 WL 2102330 (S.D. W. Va. May 25, 2010). Consumer class action rejected in Digitek® recall.
- Myers-Armstrong v. Actavis Totowa, LLC, 2009 WL 1082026 (N.D. Cal. 2009). Consumer cannot recover purchase price of drug deemed to be adulterated where drug was consumed without incident.
- Clark v. Actavis Group Hf, 567 F. Supp. 2d 711 (D. N.J. 2008). Plaintiffs’ attempt to amend recall notices were barred by primary jurisdiction since this was within province of FDA.
- Giddings v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., 192 F. Supp. 2d 421 (D. Md. 2002). Daubert decision barring key plaintiff's expert in breast implant litigation.
- Kurczi v. Eli Lilly & Company, 160 F.R.D. 667 (D. Ohio 1995). Class action denied in DES cases.
- Heights Community Congress v. Hilltop Reality, Inc., United States District Court for Northern District of Ohio; Federal Housing Act discrimination case; bench trial.
- Noyola v. McNeil, United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois; prescription drug case involving claim for inadequate warning; jury trial.
- Hawkins v. McNeil, Superior Court for District of Columbia; prescription drug case involving claim for inadequate warning; jury trial.
- RLH v. SBC, Superior Court for Orange County California; state antitrust claim; jury trial.
Civic & Professional Involvement
- International Association of Defense Counsel
- Defense Research Institute
Awards & Professional Recognition
- Who's Who Legal
- Life Sciences (2010, 2012, 2014, 2015)
- Product Liability Defense (2003, 2005, 2009, 2014, 2015)
- International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers (2012)
- The Best Lawyers in America® (2014-2016)
- 2016 Cleveland Lawyer of the Year (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants)
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