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2 hours ago al., case number L-7049-16; and Ronning et al. v. Brenntag North America et al., case number L-6040-17, in the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey, County of Middlesex and Moure-Cabrera v. Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. et al., case number 2019-000727-CA-01, in the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial District in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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3 hours ago Many companies have made headlines in 2019 with product liability cases. Hundreds of product liability cases involving defective, faulty, hazardous and/or dangerous products have been reported, with legal responsibility taking center stage. Some defects are design-related, while others involve manufacturing or marketing. Follow along for some

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4 hours ago Docket Number: 19-CR-0282 (D. MD.) On June 11, 2019, ACell, Inc., a Maryland-based medical device manufacturer, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of failure and refusal to report a medical device removal to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Court sentenced ACell to pay a fine of $3 million.

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8 hours ago Product Liability Case Results. Click here to find out how Greene Broillet & Wheeler can help with your product liability case in Los Angeles, CA.. Griggs v. West-Pac Industries and Tools Exchange Verdict: $58 million. Christine Spagnoli was an integral member of the trial team which obtained a verdict for a male worker who suffered severe burn injuries caused by a defective …

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1 hours ago NEWS. Products Liability Lawsuit Against Amazon Has Settled, Mooting Pa. Supreme Court Argument. After the split-three judge panel led by Roth reversed, the Third Circuit initially granted en banc

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3 hours ago Top Product Liability Cases of 2019 Opioid multidistrict litigation: National Prescription Opiate Litigation (MDL 2804) The national opioid litigation was initially transferred to Cleveland in 2017, and the first bellwether trial was planned to take place in October of 2019. The case was settled hours before the trial was set…

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1. Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits. In 2012, the first transvaginal mesh lawsuits went to trial, marking the beginning of what would eventually result in the medical device manufacturers paying roughly $1.5 billion in settlements to over 100,000 claimants.
2. General Motors Faulty Ignition Switch Lawsuits. In 2014, General Motors (GM) issued a recall of about 800,000 of its vehicles due to faulty ignition switches.
3. Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits. In 2015, the International Agency for Research (IARC) published research on the link between the popular weed killer Roundup and cancer, ultimately concluding that the product was likely carcinogenic.
4. Takata Defective Airbag Lawsuits. In 2014, the NHTSA called for the recall of Takata airbags due to their dangerous defects. The airbags used a volatile chemical, ammonium nitrate, as the device’s propellant, which can destabilize when exposed to heat or humidity and cause the airbag to aggressively deploy or even explode and spray metal shrapnel.
5. 3M Hearing Loss Lawsuits. In July 2018, Minnesota-based company 3M agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations of knowingly selling defective dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs to the U.S. military.
6. Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits. In 2018, Reuters released information stating that pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson was aware that their talcum powder products were contaminated with asbestos but failed to warn consumers.
7. Zantac Cancer Lawsuits. Zantac, a popular heartburn medicine, and its generic counterparts have been linked to an increased risk for cancer in users. These products contain ranitidine, an antacid meant to treat gastroesophageal issues.

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7 hours ago Court Affirms $3.4 Million Verdict in Recent Product Liability Case August 21, 2018 Lebowitz & Mzhen Earlier this month, the Federal Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit issued a written opinion in a personal injury lawsuit affirming a …

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2 hours ago Each of these claims cost the company an average of $4 million and more than 30 cases were filed in 2012 alone causing the company to close its operations. 2. McDonald’s coffee. The Liebeck v. McDonald’s case of 1994 is one of the most prominent unbelievable product liability cases in U.S. history. In this case, Stella Liebeck accidentally

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6 hours ago Toy Manufacturer Injury Lawsuits. Posted on July 28, 2017 in Product Liability. New toys enter the marketplace every day. In recent years, hover boards, fidget spinners, and other must-have toys have entered the spotlight as potentially unsafe gadgets. Parents should be able to trust toy manufacturers and marketing messages.

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Just Now In this ever-changing landscape, it is increasingly important to keep up to speed on the latest employment legal cases and developments. Below is a brief summary of the seven most significant employment legal cases. 1. U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Civil Rights Decision. Bostock v. Clayton County, 590 U.S. (2020)

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1. Philip Morris: Tobacco Products. In 2002, Philip Morris, now known as Altria Group Inc. (MO), faced charges in a suit filed by a woman who had lung cancer and claimed that smoking cigarettes had caused her sickness and that her tobacco addiction was caused by the tobacco company's failure to warn her of the risks of smoking.
2. General Motors Co.: Automobile Parts. In March 2008, GM faced a product liability suit that claimed a damaging chemical was used in its Dex-Cool coolant, which caused leaks and engine damage.
3. Dow Corning: Silicone Breast Implants. In 1998, Dow Corning, a joint venture of The Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) and Corning Inc. (GLW), reached a settlement in which it agreed to pay $3.2 billion as part of a class-action suit filed by customers who claimed that their silicone breast implants were rupturing, causing injury, bodily damage, and scleroderma.
4. General Motors Co.: Automobile Parts. In August 1999, General Motors faced a personal injury and product liability lawsuit claiming a faulty gas tank on its 1979 Chevrolet Malibu that caused gas tank explosions that severely burned six individuals when their cars were hit from the rear.
5. Owens Corning: Asbestos Building Materials. In December 1998, Owens Corning Corp. (OC) agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle asbestos-related product liability lawsuits claiming that its asbestos building materials caused mesothelioma cancer and death.

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5 hours ago Product Liability Cases. Listed below are examples of past cases that we were fortunate to be involved with as well as information regarding how they were resolved. Learn more about this area of law. Doe Plaintiffs v. Bayer Corporation. $8 Million Settlement. Settlement for $8 million on behalf of 18 individuals.

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3 hours ago Product liability lawsuits are important to keep watch on not just for the legal ramifications but also for the consequences a defective product or device could have on one’s day-to-day life and well-being. Although not all product liability lawsuits make it to trial, the ones that do provide insight into the future viability of other similar claims.

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800-748-71156 hours ago At Saunders & Walker P.A., we are proud to represent victims across the nation in product liability cases involving defective and dangerous products. If you've been injured by a defective medical device, harmful pharmaceutical drug, or dangerous product, please call us for a free consultation at 1-800-748-7115.

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1. Marx v. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. (Neb. 1968), [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]: When it comes to coverage litigation under an errors and omissions or professional liability policy, an issue that dominates is the one that goes to the core – does the claim in fact arise out of conduct that is a professional service?
2. Northwestern National Casualty Co. v. McNulty (5th Cir. 1962), [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers], (applying Florida law) and Lazenby v. Universal Underwriters Insurance Co.
3. Montrose Chemical Corp. v. Admiral Ins. Co. (Cal. 1995) (For known loss; not trigger), [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]: Montrose led to the so-called “Montrose Endorsement,” the insurance industry’s response to its dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court of California’s decision that a party was permitted to purchase a liability insurance policy to cover property damage that the insured knew existed at the time of the purchase, so long as the insured’s “liability” for such property damage was still contingent and not a certainty.
4. Kenyon v. Security Ins. Co. of Hartford (Sup. Ct. N.Y. 1993, [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]: No list of the ten most significant liability coverage cases of all-time could be complete without one addressing the pollution exclusion – one of the most litigated coverage issues over the past three decades or so.
5. Keene Corp. v. Ins. Co. of N. Am. (D.C. Cir.
6. Zuckerman v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. (N.J. 1985), [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]: It is probably a safe bet that the number one litigated issue, under a “claims made” policy, is whether the notice provision – such as, the claim must be first made and reported during the same policy period -- has been satisfied.
7. G.A. Stowers Furniture Co. v. Am. Indem. Co. (Tex.
8. San Diego Navy Fed. Credit Union v. Cumis Ins. Soc’y (Cal. Ct. App. 1984), [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]: The term “Cumis Counsel,” named for both the case, and the statute that came after, are automatically associated with California.
9. Appalachian Ins. Co. v. Liberty Mut. Ins. (3d Cir.
10. Weedo v. Stone–E–Brick, Inc. (N.J. 1979), [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]: The amount of coverage litigation addressing whether an insured’s faulty workmanship is an “occurrence” is staggering.

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3 hours ago Recent Product Liability Lawsuits. Since 2015, product liability cases in the U.S. federal court system have been trending upward; and last year, they reached a high point. The U.S. federal courts reported that cases dealing with personal injury from product liability went up by 36% in 2019. Let’s take a look at some of the larger cases that

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6 hours ago The Legal Intelligencer. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Metro. Edison Co. November 22, 2021 Defendant electric meter manufacturer moved to dismiss plaintiff's negligence and strict liability action

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8 hours ago Product Liability Law Daily: Breaking legal news at your fingertips. Sign up today for your free trial to this daily reporting service created by attorneys, for attorneys. Stay up to date on product liability legal matters with same-day coverage of breaking news, court decisions, legislation, and regulatory activity with easy access through

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4 hours ago Litigating the Products Liability Case: Law and Practice The Law: Elements of the Plaintiff’s Case A. Negligence Actions: Design/Manufacturing Defect and Failure to Warn. B. Strict Product Liability Actions: Design Defect, Failure to Warn and Manufacturing Defect. C. The Role Played by Proof of Prior Similar Claims. D.

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5 hours ago Among upcoming product liability cases in the rest of 2020 are oral arguments this fall before the U.S. Supreme Court involving jurisdiction questions in automaker Ford's challenges to a …

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5 hours ago While each case is unique, product liability claims all have certain claims in common. When filing a product liability lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove that the drug or device that injured them is defective. Product liability claims allege the product is defective in three ways: failure-to-warn defects, design defects and manufacturing defects.

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2 hours ago Even though at least 10 previous cases have been filed against the manufacturer of Aqua Dots, they were all settled out of court, making this case a landmark victory. Product liability is the theory under which designers, manufacturers and others can be held liable for damages after consumers are injured by defective products.

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8 hours ago Product Lawsuits. When you buy a product or service, it should make your life easier and more enjoyable – without putting your safety at risk. Unfortunately, some products make it to market without going through the proper testing, approval, and oversight, putting consumers like you and your loved ones at risk of being injured or developing a

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1. Philip Morris Tobacco Products. A woman from Missouri sued the tobacco behemoth in 2002, saying it was responsible for her lung cancer. In her lawsuit, she claimed her tobacco addiction was Phillip Morris’ fault because it failed to warn her of the risks associated with smoking.
2. Takata Airbag Recall. We’re currently in one of the largest-scale airbag recalls in history. The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration estimates that more than 100 million airbags have been affected by a faulty propellant canister that can explode through an airbag upon impact, sending fiery shrapnel at passengers.
3. Owen’s Corning Asbestos Materials. Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate that, with prolonged exposure, can lead to a lung cancer called mesothelioma.
4. McDonald’s Coffee. The fast food giant made national headlines when a woman, Stella Liebeck, spilled coffee on herself and suffered third-degree burns on her thighs and groin.
5. Dow Corning’s Silicone Implants. A joint venture between Dow Chemical and Corning Inc. went awry when its silicone breast implants reportedly ruptured in patients, causing injury, scleroderma, and death.
6. Ledraplastic. For the uninitiated, Ledraplastic makes balancing balls. In 2009, a player with the Sacramento Kings, Francisco Garcia, was balancing on one with weights when it ruptured, fracturing his right forearm.
7. Remington Rifles. If there’s a quality we want in our guns, it’s that they fire when we want them to … and don’t fire when we don’t. Certain models of Remington rifles had a faulty firing control system, so they fired even when hunters didn’t pull the trigger.

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(888) 649-71666 hours ago If you have any further legal questions or you wish to receive a free legal consultation from a defective product attorney regarding your claim contact our law office toll free (888) 649-7166. Factors Used In Determining the Value of A Product Liability Case: Level of Harm – …

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4 hours ago Product liability is the area of law that deals with defective products and the harm they cause. The United States is a consumer-driven economy. Americans spend more than $10 trillion annually on consumer goods ranging from essentials such as food and transportation to non-essentials like tech and luxury goods.

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8 hours ago Product Liability. Plaintiffs in product liability cases will often use all available theories to obtain recovery. That means if you are injured by a product, your lawyer may well allege negligence, breach of warranty and strict liability. The theory of recovery does not …

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5 hours ago The dismissal of an automobile owner’s products liability lawsuit against BMW of North America, LLC was affirmed in an unpublished ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit because the lower court properly executed its gatekeeping role in barring admission of three expert opinions on the ground that they we

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3 hours ago Defective products lawsuits (also referred to as product liability cases) are based on a specialized branch of law that focuses on whether items put into the stream of commerce are safe. If a product didn’t include proper warnings or instructions, or was dangerous to the end-user, there might be a claim for damages.

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8 hours ago Massachusetts state and federal courts issued a number of important product liability decisions in 2019. The Product Liability practice group at …

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6 hours ago Recent Product Liability Court Decisions- Case Summaries. As we embark upon a new decade, it is important to be aware of recent developments in products liability law that may affect both our businesses and personal sporting and fitness ventures. We report here on two recent significant decisions.

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8 hours ago Plaintiffs obtained a number of massive, multi-million dollar verdicts in drug and medical device product liability lawsuits in 2017, often involving punitive damage awards designed to punish

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9 hours ago A product liability lawsuit has been filed in Washington state court against several manufacturers of THC vape cartridges. The case, Charles Wilcoxson v.Canna Brand Solutions LLC et al., was filed on September 23, 2019, in the Superior Court of Pierce County, Washington.The complaint alleges that the plaintiff, a 44-year-old police officer and former …

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7 hours ago As with many other areas of law, litigation involving manufacturer liability for products they manufacture has been shaped by landmark cases in the field. For example, the famous case of Escola v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co., decided in 1994, established the common-law rule that strict liability was to be the standard in defective products case

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1 hours ago Products Liability Law. The differences in how a product can be defective will affect the legal analysis of product liability cases in a plethora of ways. For example, in a product liability lawsuit based on negligence, the product designer will only be held liable if the defendant acted or failed to act reasonably under the circumstances.

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1 hours ago Highlighted below are some of the top cases and issues so far in 2018: Talcum Powder Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson: The biggest verdict on defective product came from the recent $4.69 billion

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2 hours ago Jury issues $11.7 million verdict in tire product liability case. PHILADELPHIA—A Philadelphia jury has returned an $11.7 million verdict against a concrete products company in a lawsuit involving an allegedly defective retread tire on a company truck. The jury before the Philadelphia County for the Court of Common Pleas returned the verdict

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3 hours ago Defective product cases are governed by product liability law, which holds negligent manufacturers accountable when individuals are injured using their products. In order to have a valid product liability case, you must have been using the product as instructed at the time you suffered your injury.

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323-658-80776 hours ago Additionally, we are dedicated to making products safer for all consumers, take pride in successful cases that allow us the opportunity to do so. To talk to one of our Los Angeles product liability lawyers, call 323-658-8077 or toll free 877-827-2748. Or, if you prefer, send us an email by clicking on the red button below. Free Case Evaluation.

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855.300.44597 hours ago Product Liability Settlement. Product liability law protects consumers against defective products. Product liability settlements have reached upwards of a billion dollars for the most serious product defects. Contact us for a free legal consultation. 855.300.4459.

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2 hours ago This is good news for e-commerce providers. But it is important to note that this case was based on Tennessee law. The same case in a different state may have had a different outcome. Product Liability laws remain state laws, except for life-saving medical equipment. These law can vary greatly from one state to another.

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Just Now A products liability lawsuit involves an injury caused by a dangerous or defective product. This can involve dangerous drugs like Xarelto, or defective artificial hips like the Pinnacle ASR metal-on-metal hip manufactured by DePuy, or it can involve seemingly harmless household products that possess hidden dangers.

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9 hours ago Legal news and analysis on product liability. Covers lawsuits, enforcement, class actions, recalls, safety, consumer goods, regulation, enforcement, legislation.

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8 hours ago Massachusetts state and federal courts issued a number of important product liability decisions in 2018. The Product Liability practice group …

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8 hours ago MDL No. 2545 In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation is overseen by Judge Matthew F. Kennelly. The first lawsuits were filed in 2014, and bellwether trials began in late 2017 and early 2018. Several bellwether trials were completed in 2018, and most cases have been thrown out or settled since then.

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Just Now How much a product liability attorney should cost. Prices paid and comments from CostHelper's team of professional journalists and community of users. A product liability lawsuit usually requires numerous expert witnesses and the evaluation of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of documents; a Pennsylvania attorney estimates that the cost of …

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What kind of lawsuit is a product liability lawsuit?

Product Liability Lawsuit. Product liability is the area of law that deals with defective products and the harm they cause. Consumers bring tens of thousands of product liability cases each year, both individually and as class action members.

How many product liability cases were reported in 2019?

Hundreds of product liability cases involving defective, faulty, hazardous and/or dangerous products have been reported, with legal responsibility taking center stage. Some defects are design-related, while others involve manufacturing or marketing. Follow along for some of the major product liability cases in 2019.

Who can file a product liability claim for a defective product?

Anyone injured by a defective product may file a lawsuit. Product manufacturers are the most obvious—but not the only—defendants in product liability cases. The typical product liability claim names more than one defendant. Liability for a product defect could rest with any party in the product’s distribution chain, including:

How does product liability law differ across states?

Product liability cases follow a different set of rules than normal injury law. Without a federal code to govern product liability claims, the law varies from state to state. Florida, for example, has its own set of rules and regulations that differ from the statutes existing in other states.

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