Product Liability Law

525 ABA Journal Product Liability Law articles.

Manslaughter Case Against Company Over ‘Big Dig’ Accident Continues

In an unusual and much-watched manslaughter case against one of the companies working on the controversial “Big Dig” tunnel project in Boston, a Massachusetts judge refused yesterday to dismiss the…

$1.2M Paid in R.I. Lead Paint Suit

More than two years after DuPont agreed to pay $12 million and clean up 600 homes in order to settle a lead paint lawsuit brought by the state of Rhode…

Wacky Warning Label Contest Winners

An annual contest to identify the wackiest warning labels has come up with some doozies.

The winner was a “Danger: Avoid Death” label on a small tractor. However, other strong…

Scalia Deems Medical Device Liability ‘Extraordinary’

Updated: Several justices wondered in U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments yesterday whether juries in product liability cases should be allowed to consider the safety of a medical device that has…

Lawsuits Travel Up North

Land of Ten Thousand Lakes is flooded with thousands of out-of-state filings

Ford Agrees to 4-State Rollover Settlement

Ford Motor Co. has struck a rollover settlement deal that applies to some 1 million people in four states.

The litigation involved Ford Explorers that plaintiffs in California, Connecticut, Illinois…

Bush Calls for More Food & Product Oversight

Acknowledging flaws in the current regulatory system, the Bush administration and the FDA made parallel proposals yesterday calling for enhanced measures to protect consumers from tainted food and dangerous products.

Survey Says US-Style Litigation Coming to UK

Although class actions have long been unique to America, that is starting to change—and fast, one major U.S. law firm is predicting. It is basing this projection, in part, on…

PI Lawyer’s Tips on Food Safety

Contracts, compliance and having the right people in charge are critical components of an effective program to prevent customers from getting sick from food products, says a well-known personal injury…

Top Med Mag: No Vaccine-Autism Link

Although thousands of cases are being pursued alleging a link between childhood vaccines and autism (see “No Longer Immune” in the July 2006 ABA Journal), it’s doubtful…

Web Site Lists Product Recalls

A new Web site created by Missouri’s attorney general offers consumers a comprehensive list of product recalls announced by federal government agencies.

The Web site lists recalls…

FL Fed’l Suit Over Brazilian Plane Crash

A federal lawsuit filed in Florida is reportedly the first litigation over a July 17 airline crash in Sao Paulo that killed 199 people in the worst aviation disaster in…

$6.7 Mil Awarded in Infant Car Seat Case

A jury in Livingston, Mont., awarded nearly $6.7 million to the family of a 4-month-old who died when his car seat was ejected from his mother’s vehicle six years ago.

$6 Million Rollover Verdict

A Florida jury has awarded $6 million to a man injured in a rollover of a 1993 Ford Aerostar van.

The jury found that the van’s roof was defectively designed,…

Major Jacksonville PI Firm is Splitting Up

Two longtime law partners in Jacksonville, Fla., have agreed to an amicable split, saying that their plaintiff personal injury firm had grown so large they were essentially officing together rather…

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