Law360, New York (January 1, 2014, 10:08 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has the opportunity to radically reshape product defect class actions and personal injury lawsuits against medical device manufacturers in 2014, with lower courts poised to tackle the viability of generic-drug design defect claims and popular food-mislabeling allegations.
The next 12 months could also have a significant impact on product liability lawsuits brought by the government, with a big decision expected in relation to federal agencies' ability to target corporate executives in their personal capacity.
Washing Machine Defect Litigation
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