Hoverboard Liability Suits Could Float To The Top In 2016

Law360, New York (January 28, 2016, 4:21 PM EST) -- For many, January is a month of resolutions. But, the new year for some may not mean a fresh start. In fact, one holiday craze of 2015 may “hover” right into courtrooms across the United States generating a host of product liability and consumer protection lawsuits in 2016: the hoverboard.

Despite the misnomer, the 2015-incarnation of a “hoverboard” does not actually hover, but rather propels the rider forward on parallel motorized wheels. For those of you that were not (un)lucky enough to unwrap your own holiday hoverboard, imagine a Segway without the handrail attachment.

Currently, hoverboards are banned in New York...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS