Product Liability

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Latest News in Product Liability

  • December 02, 2022

    Elizabeth Holmes Appeals Conviction, Sentence To 9th Circ.

    Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes notified a California federal judge Friday that she's appealing her investor fraud conviction and 11-year prison sentence to the Ninth Circuit, sending the closely watched criminal case to the appellate court for review after more than four years before the trial court.

  • December 02, 2022

    Dodge Calls 2nd Try At Suit Over 'Unfit' Muscle Cars Too Weak

    Fiat Chrysler on Friday blasted a second attempt at a lawsuit from owners of two Dodge "muscle cars" who sought class damages for allegedly faulty rear differentials, saying their amended complaint did not fix the problems that led to the original complaint being dismissed on Sept. 6.

  • December 02, 2022

    Pepsi Falsely Touts 'No Preservatives' In Izze Drinks, Suit Says

    PepsiCo and the equity firm behind Tropicana were hit with a proposed class action Thursday in New York federal court alleging Izze-brand sparkling juice products are falsely advertised as having "no preservatives" when the ingredients actually include the common preservatives ascorbic and citric acids.

  • December 02, 2022

    Target, Starbucks Sold Recalled Food With Bacteria, Suit Says

    Target, Starbucks and a food producer behind Oatly and Glucerna were hit with a proposed class action on Thursday in Indiana over their alleged failures to disclose that some products used in supplements and coffee contained or were at the risk of containing a deadly bacterium recently mentioned in a recall.

  • December 02, 2022

    CVS, Walgreens Take Aim At $650M Opioid Verdict

    Pharmacy giants CVS, Walgreens and Walmart have fought back against a $650 million judgment in litigation over their role in the opioid crisis, arguing in a Thursday appellate brief that the "unprecedented" award wrongly holds the pharmacies responsible for the opioid crisis "writ large."

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Product Liability

Areas of Coverage

  • LITIGATION
  • Lawsuits over potentially unsafe, hazardous, or defective products, including drugs and medical devices, food and beverage products, dietary supplements, and other consumer goods
  • Product-related class actions and multidistrict litigation
  • Liability suits over drugs and medical devices, including off-label marketing, false advertising, and failure-to-warn claims
  • Tobacco-related litigation
  • Auto defect suits
  • Toxic torts, including asbestos-related litigation
  • Personal injury and wrongful death suits involving major organizations and events
  • Alien Tort Statute cases
  • AGENCIES
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • State product safety regulators
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
  • CFederal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • CProduct safety and consumer protection controls
  • ENFORCEMENT
  • Product recalls
  • Food and drug safety actions
  • Vehicle safety actions
  • PROFILES
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of product liability practices

Readership

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  • Corporate counsel and compliance officers at Fortune 1000 companies
  • Executives and attorneys at consumer goods companies
  • Information experts at law firms, agencies, and companies
  • Policymakers at federal and state agencies
  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
  • Professors, students, and library staff at every accredited law school in the U.S.
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