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...

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