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Eleventh Circuit Affirms Exclusion of Flawed “Differential Diagnosis” in Pelvic Mesh Case

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We write on the heels of a long weekend layered with dogs and fun. The National Dog Show, which you may have watched on TV yesterday, is held about ten minutes from our house, and a fabulous corded Standard Poodle named Joel,...more

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SDNY Dismisses Sunscreen Case Based on Preemption

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At ACI’s December session in New York we will be part of a panel discussion on product liability actions against over the counter (OTC) medicines. Such lawsuits are certainly not new, but some aspects of them are....more

Downey Brand LLP

Proposition 65 Quarterly Notice – Third Quarter 2022: Citizen Plaintiff Groups Continue to Pursue Seafood, Ceramics, and Personal...

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Last quarter, citizen plaintiff groups issued nine hundred twenty-seven (927) total Notices of Violation (“Notices”), which was over one hundred fifty (150) more than the second quarter of 2022. As reported in Downey Brand’s...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

European Commission Proposes AI-Related Revisions to EU Product Liability Directive

On September 28, 2022, the European Commission published its proposal for a directive to amend the existing European Union (EU) Product Liability Directive that provides a system for compensating people who suffer physical...more

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Mitchell Williams - Products Liability Series: What Is Arkansas' Law on Causation for a Products Claim?

What is Arkansas’ law on causation for a products claim? The mere fact of an accident does not establish liability, nor does the fact that the product was found in a defective condition after an accident. Williams v. Smart...more

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Five Strikes Needed To Dismiss A Questionable Case

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Drug manufacturers are not insurers against injury from or while taking medications.  Neither are distributors or pharmacies.  Just because a patient experiences a complication while taking a medication, including the very...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Miss. Ruling Deepens Jurisdiction Split in Vape Battery Cases

On Oct. 13, Mississippi's highest court ruled that a South Korean company, LG Chem Ltd., which manufactured a battery that powered a vaping device, could be sued in Mississippi, despite that company having no physical...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

California Attorney General’s Office Files PFAS Lawsuit

The California Attorney General’s Office has turned its focus to PFAS, filing litigation that is likely to be one of the larger of the hundreds of PFAS-related lawsuits currently pending throughout the country. On November...more

Morgan Lewis

CPSC to Industry: Get Ready for More – More Penalties, More Litigation, More Regulation

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will take a hard and fast approach to product safety in FY23, according to its recently passed operating plan, with enforcement being at the top of its priority list....more

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Ankura CTIX FLASH Update - November 2022 - 2

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Fanxiao Domain Spoofing Campaign Accrues Network of Over 42,000 Malicious and Redirect Websites - Researchers from Cyjax have published a report on how a financially motivated threat group known as "Fangxiao" is conducting...more

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Products Liability Series: What Is the Definition of "Defective Condition" Under Arkansas Law?

What is the definition of “defective condition” under Arkansas law? “Defective condition” is defined by statute to mean “a condition of a product that renders it unsafe for reasonably foreseeable use and consumption.” Ark....more

Hogan Lovells

OEHHA finalizes alternative safe harbor warning for exposures to acrylamide from food

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On November 1, 2022, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) had approved its proposal to add an alternative, non-mandatory safe harbor...more

Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers

Lawsuit Claims Paraquat Caused Los Angeles Woman To Develop Parkinson’s Disease

A lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on October 6 claims that a Los Angeles woman developed Parkinson’s disease because she mixed, prepared and sprayed the popular...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

FDA knew of, but didn’t act on little devices’ deadly racial problems

Until the coronavirus pandemic struck, few regular folks knew about pulse oximeters, much less had one on hand for urgent use. The devices, which fit over a finger, are supposed to give fast readings on the levels of oxygen...more

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Proposed new disclosure obligations on alleged product defects for defendants in product litigation

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In its proposal of a revised product liability directive the European Commission under certain circumstances and to a certain extent requires defendants to disclose evidence on the alleged defect of the product – for which...more

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Products Liability Series: Does Arkansas Law Recognize a Strict Liability Products Claim?

Does Arkansas law recognize a strict liability products claim? Yes. Despite the absence of any contractual relationship, the supplier of a product in Arkansas is subject to liability in damages for harm to a person or...more

Perrin Conferences, LLC

[Event] New York Asbestos Litigation Conference - December 7th, New York, NY

Co-Chairs: - Kerryann M. Cook, Esq., The Cook Group, New York, NY - Charles M. Ferguson, Esq., Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., New York, NY - Paul F. Slater, Esq., Senior Counsel, General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT...more

Stark & Stark

Lawsuit Claims L’Oreal’s Hair Straighteners Cause Cancer

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A Missouri woman has sued L’Oreal, along with several other beauty companies, alleging that she developed uterine cancer as a result of using their hair straightening products. Per the lawsuit, her cancer was “directly and...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Actions collectives en responsabilité du fabricant : aperçu des tendances récentes

Les actions collectives en responsabilité du fabricant au Canada constituent un type de litige complexe et en constante évolution; la responsabilité du fabricant faisant l’objet d’un activisme accru de la part des...more

Goldberg Segalla

Defendants’ Corporate Representatives’ Testimony Condemns own Motions

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United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, October 31, 2022 - Plaintiffs brought this wrongful death and survival action on behalf of decedent Kirk Reulet, alleging that Mr. Reulet was exposed to...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Product Liability Class Actions: A Look at Recent Trends

Product liability class actions in Canada are a complex, ever-evolving area of litigation that continue to see an increase in consumer activism and regulatory oversight. If you’re a manufacturer, distributor or seller, or...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Hinshaw Insurance Law TV – Cybersecurity Part One: Data Breach Notification

Scott Seaman—Chicago-based partner and co-chair of Hinshaw's global Insurance Services Practice Group—hosts Hinshaw partner Annmarie Giblin in a discussion about data security plans for businesses and data breach...more

Carlton Fields

High Crimes and Misdemeanors: Busted by the Feds: The Anatomy of a Federal Criminal Prosecution of a Drone Pilot

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Join Carlton Fields attorney Ed Page, former federal prosecutor and active pilot and flight instructor, as he discusses federal criminal aviation cases from the past year, including the main tools used by the Department of...more

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Products Liability Series: Does Arkansas Law Recognize a Post-sale Duty to Warn? - October 2022

Does Arkansas law recognize a post-sale duty to warn? No. It has long been the conventional wisdom that Arkansas law does not recognize a post-sale duty to warn in the products liability context. However, this understanding...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

California Court of Appeal Affirms Trial Court’s Grant of Summary Judgment to Defendants in Proposition 65 Coffee Case

After 12 years of litigation, coffee manufacturers, distributors, and retailers are one step closer to closing the door on Proposition 65 warnings on coffee. Coffee generally does not require Proposition 65 warnings—this...more

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