International Trade Products Liability Civil Remedies

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Is US-style class action litigation coming to the EU? European Commission calls for collective redress mechanisms in EU national...

The European Commission is calling for European Union member states to introduce an injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanism to their national procedural rules by July 26, 2015. In many respects, the concept...more

Van Breda: The Supreme Court of Canada Provides Clarity to Canadian Conflict of Laws Rules

It is a fact of life in the modern world that manufacturers and distributors of products often do business in multiple jurisdictions, across multiple borders. A product manufactured in one country, can be distributed and sold...more

Limitation of Liability in a Supply Contract

In order to ensure that the terms and conditions set forth in the Supply Agreement can be enforceable, the clauses related with exclusion of limitation of liabilities needs to be observed and revised in accordance with UCTA....more

Lower Courts Grapple With Meaning of Nicastro (Part II)

Last post we talked about a federal district court attempting to apply the Supreme Court's decision in J.McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro. This time, a state court. In Soria v. Chrysler Canada Inc., No. 2-10-1236...more

China Implements New Laws in Foreign-Related Products Liability Cases

In 2010, the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) enacted two laws that together will substantially affect all civil litigation in China – and, in particular, product liability litigation regarding foreign entities. The Law of...more

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