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Latest News in Product Liability

  • July 24, 2024

    Home Depot Truck Rental Keeps Win In Ramp Injury Suit

    A New Jersey appeals court won't upend a midtrial win for Tool & Truck Rental at the Home Depot in a suit from a man who alleges he was injured because of a faulty ramp,

  • July 24, 2024

    Peanut Allergy Death Suit Returns To Conn. State Court

    Settling accusations of procedural "gamesmanship," a federal judge has approved an agreement to return to Connecticut state court a lawsuit against the Stew Leonard's grocery store chain by the estate of an Ailey School-trained ballet dancer who allegedly died from eating mislabeled peanut-laden cookies manufactured by another company.

  • July 24, 2024

    And Now A Word From The Panel: Rare MDL Moments

    Following a recent trend of rare moments in baseball, there are a few rarities this year in multidistrict litigation panel practice, including an unusually high rate of petition grants, and, in one session, a two-week delay from hearing session day to the first decision, says Alan Rothman at Sidley.

  • July 24, 2024

    Insurers Get Hyundai, Kia Engine Claim Suits Remanded

    A California federal court remanded to state court four suits by insurers claiming that Hyundai and Kia are on the hook for 829 engine failure and engine fire claims totaling over $7.7 million in damages, saying the automakers' snap removals violated the forum defendant rule.

  • July 24, 2024

    EPA Moving Toward New Regulations For 5 Chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday kicked off the process to fast-track new health risk evaluations for five chemicals, including vinyl chloride, a substance that raised alarm after the Norfolk Southern train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio, last year.

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Product Liability

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  • 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
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  • 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
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