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Product Liability

Product Liability Law360 provides breaking news and analysis on product liability law. Coverage includes tort-related lawsuits and class actions, multidistrict litigation, product recalls, and product safety enforcement, as well as related policy developments.



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Latest News in Product Liability

  • September 19, 2018

    GM Criminal Case Ends After $900M Deal, 3-Year Oversight

    The U.S. Department of Justice’s criminal claims that General Motors Co. committed wire fraud and made false statements related to a deadly problem with ignition switches were officially dismissed in New York federal court Wednesday after three years of oversight following a $900 million deal.

  • September 19, 2018

    11th Circ. Puts A Lid On Appeal In Starbucks Hot Coffee Suit

    The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a jury verdict clearing Starbucks Corp. of allegations that a barista negligently served coffee that gave a customer severe burns, rejecting arguments that the jury should have heard about other customer complaints regarding Starbucks' lids.

  • September 19, 2018

    RJR Owes $6.5M For Fla. Musician's Cancer Treatment Death

    A Florida jury awarded $6.5 million to the daughter of a musician and longtime smoker of Kools who died of follow-on complications from mouth cancer treatment, after hearing that the cigarette maker was still responsible for that treatment.

  • September 19, 2018

    Some Claims In BP Deepwater Suits Time-Barred, Judge Says

    A Texas federal judge on Tuesday dismissed some claims against BP PLC from more than a dozen of the investor suits in multidistrict litigation related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, finding that a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarified that certain claims based on company statements from before the spill are time-barred.

  • September 19, 2018

    FDA Warning Wire: Beer Brewing At Lab, Mice At Egg Giant

    A laboratory created "unacceptable risks" of contamination by operating a microbrewery in the same space where it tested pharmaceuticals, and a major egg producer recently implicated in a multistate salmonella outbreak was found to have rampant rodent problems, according to newly released U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letters.

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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

  • Mass tort and product liability lawyers at top law firms
  • 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.
  • Attorney and law firm marketing professionals