Product Liability Law
555 ABA Journal Product Liability Law articles.
A federal appeals court has dismissed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed by a new unit of Johnson & Johnson that was formed to assume liabilities in litigation over talc contained in its baby powder.
Jan 31, 2023 10:09 AM CST
Estimating what the future would have looked like if an accident had never occurred can seem more like a thought experiment than a scientific process. But there’s a science behind it, says Michael Shahnasarian.
Oct 26, 2022 8:47 AM CDT
Good lawyering by Jones Day and occasional use of “scorched-earth legal tactics” helped Abbott Labs avoid liability in suits accusing the company of making baby formula that sickened infants. That’s the conclusion of David Enrich of the New York Times.
Sep 8, 2022 1:35 PM CDT
Roundup maker Bayer AG has won five jury verdicts in a row in trials that contended its Roundup weed killer caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
In its latest win, jurors in state…
Sep 7, 2022 9:50 AM CDT
A jury in Georgia decided Friday that the Ford Motor Co. must pay $1.7 billion in punitive damages in a product liability trial involving its F-250 pickup trucks.
Aug 23, 2022 11:39 AM CDT
A smoker can sue the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for misrepresenting the health hazards of cigarettes, even though she smoked brands made by other companies, a Nevada Supreme Court panel has ruled.
Aug 4, 2022 10:47 AM CDT
A staff member at Buchalter has filed a lawsuit against the law firm and the chair of its product-liability practice alleging that the partner made sexually inappropriate comments and used acronyms to convey sexually harassing messages.
Jul 20, 2022 12:32 PM CDT
Social media companies should be liable under product-liability law for designing their products in a way that addicts their users and causes other harms, according to a growing number of lawsuits.
Jul 18, 2022 8:41 AM CDT
Insurance companies are facing new legal issues after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month
that there is no constitutional right to abortion.
Jul 5, 2022 11:20 AM CDT
Snapchat may be liable for negligently designing a speed filter used by a teenage driver who recorded speeds of more than 100 miles per hour before she crashed her Mercedes-Benz and severely injured another driver, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Mar 17, 2022 12:06 PM CDT
Lawyers defending companies involved in mass tort litigation on Friday supported federal rule changes they think will help prevent the introduction of “junk” scientific testimony at trials, according to coverage by Reuters.
Jan 25, 2022 12:56 PM CST
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is adding 52 lawyers from a midsize firm and launching four new offices.
Jan 24, 2022 4:13 PM CST
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $465 million verdict
against Johnson & Johnson, accused of creating
a public nuisance through a misleading marketing campaign that promoted opioid use.
Nov 10, 2021 9:44 AM CST
Jurors appear more skeptical of scientific and medical testimony following the COVID-19 pandemic, according to some lawyers and experts interviewed by Law.com.
Oct 26, 2021 1:18 PM CDT
Lawsuits are being filed around the country on behalf of people who brewed tea with unwashed poppy seeds in search of a home remedy for anxiety, arthritis or diarrhea.
Sep 14, 2021 2:57 PM CDT
Read more ...