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Latest News in Product Liability

  • December 06, 2023

    PacifiCorp To Pay $300M Over 2020 Southwest Oregon Fires

    PacifiCorp will pay nearly $300 million to resolve litigation brought by more than 400 people who were impacted by a series of wildfires in southwestern Oregon in 2020, the electric services utility announced Tuesday.

  • December 06, 2023

    Del. Justices Ponder If Atty's Letter Was A Claim For Damages

    The Delaware Supreme Court wrestled with what exactly constitutes a "claim for damages" during oral arguments Wednesday in a dispute between Zurich Insurance Group units and herbicide manufacturer Syngenta, over whether an attorney's presuit letter claiming Syngenta's herbicide Paraquat caused his clients' Parkinson's disease qualifies.

  • December 06, 2023

    Meta Platforms Are 'Breeding Ground For Predators,' NM Says

    New Mexico's Attorney General Raúl Torrez has accused Meta of turning Facebook and Instagram into marketplaces for predators by connecting them with children despite the company's contention that the platforms are safe for kids to use, according to a suit filed this week in Santa Fe County court.

  • December 06, 2023

    Kidde-Fenwal Insurers Try Curbing Creditors In Coverage Suit

    A group of over 30 insurers for Kidde-Fenwal asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge this week to limit the involvement of the fire suppression product maker's creditors in a dispute between the company and the insurers regarding whether they are required to protect the insured against personal injury claims stemming from its firefighting foam.

  • December 06, 2023

    Plane Owner Claims Immunity In Military Crash Suit

    The owner of an airplane that collided with a military jet pressed a California federal court to free it from the government's negligence suit, repeatedly stressing that the plane was leased to another company at the time of the crash.

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Product Liability

Areas of Coverage

  • 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


  • 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.
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