Product Liability Law

527 ABA Journal Product Liability Law articles.

$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…

Texas Lawyer Ordered to Repay $35.7 M

A big-name Houston plaintiffs lawyer has been ordered by an arbitration panel to repay $35.7 million in improper legal fees he charged to some 3,000 plaintiffs he represented in breast…

Magnetix Suits Claim Injuries

Lawsuits against the distributor of Magnetix toys claim children who swallow magnets in the construction sets become seriously ill.

The suits claim magnets that hold the toy’s construction pieces together…

Suits Claim Grout-Sealer Injuries

Home Depot is defending 31 product liability suits that contend an aerosol grout sealer caused serious lung damage.

Also named in the suits are five companies that manufactured and distributed…

Will Nutty Law Result in Almond Capers?

Mike Braga doesn’t ordinarily think of himself as a potential lawbreaker. But the Madera, California, almond farmer will be faced with a legal dilemma as of Sept. 1.

Either he…

Another Big Defense Win in Paint Case

Now is apparently the time to be a defense lawyer representing a paint manufacturer in big-bucks litigation over injuries allegedly caused by lead-based products manufactured decades ago.

Hard on the…

Suit Says Energy Drink Caused Endless Erection, Seeks Damages

A New York City man claims he got a lot more than he bargained for when he purchased and drank a can of Boost Plus nutrition beverage. An erection that…

Spinach Cases Settle; FDA Monitoring Lax

The producers of bacteria-tainted spinach that sicked hundreds and led to a nationwide recall last year have reportedly settled for undisclosed terms the lawsuits brought by the families of three…

Punitives Low in Ford Rollover Case

A jury awarded only $42,000 in punitive damages yesterday in an SUV rollover case after finding Ford Motor Co. liable for millions of dollars in compensatory damages.

Plaintiff Rebekah Zakrocki,…

$1 Billion Diet Drug Case Settles

Houston plaintiffs lawyer John O’Quinn has settled a case against the makers of a diet drug that originally resulted in a $1 billion verdict, Texas Lawyer reports.

Asbestos They Can?

Forging a Congressional Trust Fund Is as Complex as, Well, Asbestos Litigation Itself

Risky Business

Wisconsin Court’s Risk Analysis May Be Last Hope for Lead Paint Plaintiffs