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Oct. 8, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Fred Levin, one of the most successful and controversial plaintiffs lawyers in America, talks with Lee Pacchia about a new book by Josh Young detailing his colorful life and his views on civil...more
Three Senate Democrats recently introduced a bill that seeks to hold company executives of a product maker or seller criminally liable for knowingly "failing to inform and warn of serious dangers" associated with a product....more
The House of Representatives is currently considering H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015, which provides funding to many different parts of the federal government for the next...more
Former CPSC Chairman Ann Brown recently sent a letter to the leaders of the CPSC’s congressional oversight committee asking for them to “urge the Commission to consider its proposed [voluntary recalls] rule carefully and to...more
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
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
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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
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
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