Product Liability Law

528 ABA Journal Product Liability Law articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Trump pardons Michael Flynn; lawyer suspended for cyberattack knowledge

Trump pardons former national security adviser Flynn

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge requires report disclaimer; $2.1B baby powder verdict allowed to stand

Judge requires disclaimer in cop commission report

U.S. District Judge John Bates of the District of Columbia has said President Donald Trump’s national commission on policing can’t release a report…

Amazon isn’t liable for vendor’s caffeine product that killed teen, state supreme court rules
Amazon.com Inc. can’t be held liable for the death of a teenager from caffeine powder sold by one of its vendors, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Afternoon Briefs: Bankruptcy classes more popular; John Pierce representing teen in Kenosha shootings

More law students are taking bankruptcy classes

Some law professors are reporting the demand for their bankruptcy classes is booming. Ronald Mann, a Columbia Law School professor, told Thomson Reuters…

Amazon may be liable for injuries caused by defective products sold by third-party vendors, court rules
A California appeals court ruled Thursday that Amazon can be held strictly liable for injuries caused by defective products sold by third-party vendors through its online marketplace.
Accused of hiding asbestos evidence, Cahill Gordon and chemical company agree to pay $73M
Cahill Gordon & Reindel and the chemical company BASF have agreed to pay $72.5 million to settle claims that the law firm and a company acquired by BASF had hidden evidence of asbestos in talc products during litigation.
Potential jurors exercised, curled up on bed during virtual voir dire, motion says in asbestos case
Potential jurors were distracted or absent during a virtual voir dire that was “riddled with various problems,” according to a mistrial motion filed on behalf of an asbestos defendant.
Afternoon Briefs: Another law firm cuts pay; officer fired in shooting death of Breonna Taylor

Another law firm cuts pay for lawyers and staffers

Holland & Hart is reducing profit distributions to equity partners and cutting pay for salaried lawyers by 15%. Staff members who…

Bayer will pay up to $10.9B to resolve Roundup litigation
Bayer AG has agreed to pay up to $10.9 billion to settle current and potentially future litigation contending that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.
Malpractice suit against Boies Schiller alleges overly aggressive litigation tactics
A malpractice lawsuit filed against Boies Schiller Flexner alleges that the law firm gave bad advice and used overly aggressive litigation tactics that cost its former clients extra money in intellectual property litigation.
As exposed health care workers seek legal remedies, who’s liable for lack of personal protective equipment?

Doctors and nurses across the country are asking about legal remedies they may have because of exposure to COVID-19 and a lack of personal protective equipment, or PPE. Invariably, their main concern is the dangers to which they’re being exposed.

Apple agrees to pay up to $500 million in settlement over slow phones
Apple has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle a class action lawsuit that accuses the multinational technology company of slowing down older iPhones to induce owners to buy new models.
Afternoon Briefs: Law firm agrees to solicitation settlement; judge is accused of funds theft

Law firm to pay nearly $1M to drivers it solicited from crash reports

Utah-based law firm Craig Swapp & Associates will pay nearly $1 million to thousands of Washington drivers…

Lawyer who successfully sued Roundup is accused of trying to extort $200M from unnamed company
A lawyer who helped a groundskeeper obtain a $289 million verdict against the maker of Roundup has been charged with trying to extort $200 million from an unnamed company.
Afternoon Briefs: Alex Kozinski returns as litigator; judge blocks firm’s defamation suit against ex-partner

Alex Kozinski returns to the 9th Circuit on the other side of the bench

After retiring in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, former Judge Alex Kozinski is returning…

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