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Insurance Recovery Law - April 2015

Legal Issues Not Proper Expert Testimony - Why it matters: As a good reminder concerning the boundaries for admissibility of expert opinions, a federal court in Texas recently granted a policyholder’s motion to strike an...more

CPSC Tackles Child Injuries in Proposed Ban

Magnets, Choking Hazards, and Fatal Child Injuries - When should a hazardous product be banned due to safety concerns? A recent article in USA Today stated that the Consumer Product Safety Commission might ban...more

“Buckyballs” and The Perils of Challenging Federal Powers Of Advertising Regulation

by Weintraub Tobin on

As someone who has litigated extensively against federal regulators on advertising issues, I have first-hand knowledge of how difficult it is to prevail in a case brought by the feds. For example, the FTC’s “win percentage”...more

The Epic Buckyballs® Saga Settles

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

May 2014 brought an ordinary end to a series of extraordinary events, with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) settling an unprecedented proceeding against Craig Zucker, the former CEO of Buckyballs® manufacturer...more

CPSC Settles Complaint Against Ex-CEO of Buckyballs and Buckycubes

On May 9, 2014, the CPSC and the maker of Buckyballs and Buckycubes settled the July 2012 administrative case brought by the CPSC alleging that these “rare earth magnets” pose a substantial product hazard. The settlement...more

CPSC Seeks to Hold Former CEO Responsible for Buckyballs® Recall

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Last week the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) obtained an unprecedented ruling when Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Dean Metry granted leave to name Craig Zucker in an administrative complaint against Maxfield and...more

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