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The Court of Appeal has reversed a nonsuit in favor of Amcord based on an epidemiologist’s testimony that a hypothetical worker who poured a bag of gun plastic cement would be at an increased risk for developing mesothelioma....more
The American Association of Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) has launched a new campaign to educate consumers about their rights to bring civil suits to redress wrongs including medical...more
Craig Grigonis, a third generation insulation installer in Michigan, watched his father die in 1987 of mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer with one known cause: exposure to asbestos.
Before he died, his father James,...more
Every year, thousands of Americans are sickened or killed by bad prescription drugs, but a battle is brewing in several states that could take away the ability of consumers to sue drug makers based on model bills by the...more
The Arkansas Supreme Court put the state’s legislature in its place with its decision in a recent medical malpractice case. On Jan 19, the state’s highest court struck down provisions of the controversial 2003 Civil Justice...more
Part one of a three-part series.
There is a battle being fought at the highest levels of government over your right to file a medical malpractice or defective drug lawsuit. On the one hand are pro-business groups that...more
We commented on the Obama Administration’s anti-preemption search and destroy mission at the time, back in 2009. To recap, a presidential memorandum directed all federal administrative agencies to seek out, identify, and...more
By Ren LaForme, staff writer – September 14, 2011
There’s just something about beer. It is a concoction as old as civilization, thought to have been invented around the same time as bread, and yet it is still the center of...more
The House Appropriations Committee voted last week (tally 27–21) to send a funding bill to the House floor that would cut off funds from being used for the Consumer Product Safety Commission's new consumer...more
Readers know that tort reform is an important issue we have posted on before, at the federal and state level. Latest update: Tennessee recently enacted reform legislation that will, among other things, limit the amount of...more
In 2008, Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act after a flood of unsafe toys from China hit the U.S. market. Less than three years later, however, the new Republican-led House of Representatives wants to...more
One of the more controversial bills brewing in Congress is the Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2010. Although a variation of this bill was introduced in the Senate Finance Committee last year, it received...more
California’s legislature is considering new legislation that would ban the manufacture, sale, or distribution of certain consumer products sold in California unless manufacturers publish a comprehensive list of ingredients on...more
With lead banned in children's products by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), many American politicians, regulators and consumer groups are now calling for a ban on cadmium, another toxic metal that...more
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a guest column by Texas Watch Executive Director Alex Winslow discussing the Toyota safety debacle and how the comapny should have to face an impartial judge and citizen jury – not an...more
The Obama administration is considering requiring all automobiles to contain a brake override system intended to prevent sudden acceleration episodes like those that have led to the recall of millions of Toyotas, the...more
It’s been a harrowing time recently for Toyota. The company is under worldwide scrutiny on the heels of recalling more than 8 million vehicles mostly because of a defect that causes the accelerator pedal to stick. The...more
President Obama has nominated Anne Northup, a former Republican Representative from Kentucky, to the only remaining vacancy on the five-member Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) panel. Northup served in the U.S. House...more
Nancy Nord, Acting Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced that she will transition her leadership role to fellow Commissioner Thomas Moore, effective Monday, June 1. Moore, a Democrat and...more
New legislation being considered in the United States Congress could dramatically affect how many electronics and electrical power products are manufactured in the future. The “Environmental Design of Electrical Equipment...more
Certain drywall manufactured in China is allegedly defective. It has been alleged that this defective drywall corrodes electrical wires and copper coils, and emits "rotten egg" fumes that cause respiratory health problems. It...more
On May 5, 2009, President Obama announced his nomination of Inez Moore Tenenbaum to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Robert S. Adler to be a commissioner. He also announced his intent to nominate a fifth...more
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