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  • February 21, 2017

    Sunken Cargo Ship Owners Settle 17 Claims In Dispute

    The owners of the S.S. El Faro, a cargo ship that sank near the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin in 2015, have settled 17 claims brought by a variety of companies and the families of some of the crew members who died, according to documents filed Tuesday in Florida federal court.

  • February 21, 2017

    In Show-Me State, Plaintiffs May Have To Show More

    A number of proposed bills in the Missouri state Legislature could make litigation more costly and time-consuming for plaintiffs bringing product liability suits following the successful campaign of Gov. Eric Greitens, who ran on a pro-business platform and is likely to sign such legislation into law.

  • February 21, 2017

    J&J Plaintiff Didn't Test For Cancer Risk Genes, Jury Hears

    The closely watched talc trial against Johnson & Johnson continued Tuesday with a grueling cross-examination of a Harvard epidemiologist who was asked why, if cancer survivor Nora Daniels was so interested in pinpointing the cause of her ovarian cancer, she has avoided a key genetic test.

  • February 21, 2017

    6th Circ. Upholds Abbott Labs' Depakote Birth Defect Win

    The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday turned down a request for a new trial by a mother alleging that her child's birth defects were caused by Abbott Laboratories Inc.'s anti-seizure drug Depakote, saying that her arguments about what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should have done were too speculative.

  • February 21, 2017

    VW Says 470K Diesel Cars In UK Now Fixed

    A Volkswagen executive in the U.K. told lawmakers there on Monday that the automaker has fixed nearly half a million diesel vehicles out of the 1.2 million cars in the country caught up in the emissions scandal and that British customers weren’t misled about emissions.

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Product Liability

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
  • CFederal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • CProduct safety and consumer protection controls
  • Product recalls
  • Food and drug safety actions
  • Vehicle safety actions
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of product liability practices


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