A leader in the Midwest with respect to liability litigation in the life sciences industry, Cleveland-based Thompson Hine enjoys a great deal of recognition from industry peers. One competitor says, "They have always had a group of very good litigators, and, though they are located in the Midwest, they are capable of litigation in any part of the country." Supporting this claim, Atlanta-based Seth Litman is acting for Bayer in the Northern District of Georgia in a matter in which a plaintiff alleged that Mirena, an IUS device manufactured by the client caused idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The plaintiff failed to submit required expert witness reports in accordance with the case management order supporting the allegation of an association between Mirena and the ailment. Under Georgia law, expert testimony on causation is required in a case like this, and thus the firm has filed a motion for summary judgment. In Cleveland, product liability "superstar" Elizabeth Wright is a litigation specialist whose experiences include work on behalf of a manufacturer of food equipment and a pharmaceutical manufacturer of hormone-replacement therapy products, cases in which she acted as lead trial counsel.