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Latest News in Product Liability

  • December 01, 2021

    Class Counsel Gets $4.8M For Mercedes Paint Deal

    A Georgia federal court has signed off on a $4.8 million award to class counsel for car owners who sued Mercedes-Benz USA LLC and Daimler AG over an alleged paint defect.

  • December 01, 2021

    Climate Change Lawsuits Are Not 'The New Tobacco'

    Plaintiffs filing suits against energy companies over climate change are hoping for a reprise of the tobacco litigation of two decades ago, but recent decisions in opioid cases that repudiated expansive use of public nuisance theories spell trouble for similar climate claims, says Donald Kochan at George Mason University Law School.

  • December 01, 2021

    Amazon Gets Warranty Claim Clipped In Henna Burn Suit

    A Pennsylvania federal judge has thrown out a breach of implied warranty claim against Amazon Inc. in a suit alleging it sold a faulty henna tattoo that left a child with permanent, disfiguring burns on her face.

  • November 30, 2021

    'God's Tigress': Feds Query Holmes On Balwani 'Love' Texts

    A federal prosecutor cross-examined former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes on her purportedly abusive relationship with ex-Theranos executive Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani in her criminal fraud trial Tuesday, noting that they texted each other the word "love" 594 times and highlighting a Balwani text calling Holmes "god's tigress and warrior."

  • November 30, 2021

    Amazon Keeps Win In 3rd-Party Electric Bike Injury Suit

    A New York appeals court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a suit that sought to hold Amazon liable for injuries caused by an electric bicycle sold by a third party, saying the e-commerce giant cannot be accountable for a product that was never in its possession.

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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
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  • Vehicle safety actions
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  • Profiles of product liability practices


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