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Product Liability Cases To Watch In 2017

Law360, New York (January 2, 2017, 1:03 PM EST) -- Product liability attorneys will be watching to see whether the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Bristol-Myers Squibb’s challenge to a California high court ruling on personal jurisdiction and whether the high court will decide to undo a Second Circuit ruling that unraveled GM’s bankruptcy shield from ignition switch liability.

Also on attorneys’ radar is litigation over claims that Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products caused cancer in women. Juries this past year delivered eye-popping multimillion-dollar verdicts for the plaintiffs in several of these cases, and attorneys anticipate that the fights over the powder have only just begun.

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