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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

MDL Court Powers Through Analysis On Economic Loss Claims

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Attorneys asked to research economic loss issues across multiple states may have just hit the jackpot. The court presiding over the General Motors Ignition Switch Multidistrict Litigation recently authored an opinion...more

Wilson Elser

The Motion for Partial Summary Judgment: The Litigator’s Often Forgotten Tool

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The discovery phase in your products liability lawsuit has been completed and it’s time to decide the next course of action before proceeding to trial. One possibility, of course, is to move for summary judgment to knock out...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Ignition MDL Flips Switch on Longstanding Manifestation Requirement

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In a sweeping, and arguably results-oriented opinion, the district court overseeing the General Motors ignition switch multidistrict litigation recently ruled that in roughly half of the nation's jurisdictions, a plaintiff...more

Jones Day

Be Wary of Warranties for Software Design

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The Situation: Whether warranties accompany software used in other products turns on many factors, including whether the designer is providing a "good" or "service," statements in advertising, representations made in sales...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Fit for What Purpose? Understanding the Warranty of Fitness for Particular Purpose

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For manufacturing companies, some of the most important terms in any contract for the purchase or sale of goods are the warranties that apply to those goods. This article will address one particular kind of warranty – the...more

Foley Hoag LLP

Product Liability Update: April 2018

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Recognizes Claim Against Brand-Name Drug Manufacturer By Generic Drug User Where Failure To Warn Is Reckless - In Rafferty v. Merck & Co., 479 Mass. 141 (2018), plaintiff alleged...more

Perkins Coie

New Filings – January 10, 2018

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Community Science Institute v. Target Corp, et al., No. RG18-887565 (Cal. Super. Ct. – Alameda Cnty.): Proposition 65 action alleging Defendant fails to warn consumers that its Up & Up Toddler Beginnings Infant Formula with...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Westport’s Novel Claims for PCB Remediation Costs End at First Circuit

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The Town of Westport cannot recover clean-up costs from manufacturers of PCBs used in caulk at the town’s middle school under a variety of common law and statutory theories, according to a ruling by the First Circuit in Town...more

Pillsbury - Gravel2Gavel Construction & Real...

Timing Is Everything – Risks Associated With Exposure To PCBs Was Not Foreseeable In 1969

On December 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in the case of Town of Westport, et al., v. Monsanto Company, et al., affirmed the District Court’s ruling granting the defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment...more

Perkins Coie

Rulings, Orders, Settlements – October 9, 2017

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Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Class Action Involving Healthfulness of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil - Traction v. Viva Labs, Inc., No. 3:16-cv-02772 (S.D. Cal.): The Court issued an order denying Defendant’s motion to dismiss...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Latest Decision in Kona Beer Branding False Advertising Case

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The US District Court for the Northern District of California’s recent opinion in Broomfield v. Craft Brew Alliance, Inc., No. 17-cv-01027-BLF (Sept. 1, 2017) represents the latest decision in the now long-line of false...more

Snell & Wilmer

Under Construction - September 2017

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Welcome to the fall 2017 edition of our Under Construction newsletter. We hope your summer has left you relaxed and refreshed to make the final push to successfully finish out the remainder of the year. In this issue, we...more

Snell & Wilmer

Arizona Supreme Court Confirms a Prevailing Homeowner Can Recover Fees on Implied Warranty Claims

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On August 9th, in Sirrah Enterprises, L.L.C. v. Wunderlich, the Arizona Supreme Court settled the question about recovery of attorneys’ fees after prevailing on implied warranty claims against a residential contractor. The...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

What's in Your Warranty? A Guide to Avoiding Warranty-Related Surprises

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A warranty is meant to protect a purchaser from any faults or defects in goods or services purchased. But warranties are as different as the products and services that they protect. What’s more, because courts interpret...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The Spearin Doctrine Revisited: Penzel Construction v. Jackson R-2 School District

In a recent Missouri appellate decision, the court recognized and reaffirmed the Spearin Doctrine which provides that an owner impliedly warrants the adequacy of plans and specifications it provides to a contractor. In Penzel...more

Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

Comparative Negligence and Crashworthiness Collide at the South Carolina Supreme Court

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The South Carolina Supreme Court recently held that the comparative negligence of a plaintiff, in causing a vehicular collision, is not a defense to product liability crashworthiness claims brought under the theories of...more

Snell & Wilmer

Under Construction - June 2017

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Welcome to the summer 2017 edition of our Under Construction newsletter. In this issue, to accompany the summer heat, we highlight several hot topic items affecting the construction industry, such as the recent revisions to...more

Proskauer - Minding Your Business

Case Halted: California Court Denies Class Certification in Ford Defective Steering Case

On December 22, 2016, a federal District Court Judge in the Northern District of California denied certification of three proposed classes of statewide consumers who purchased or leased certain Ford Fusion or Ford Focus...more

McNair Law Firm, P.A.

Should You Litigate In Court or Arbitrate the Dispute?

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Faced with the rising costs of doing business in our increasingly litigious society, today's employers are looking at any way to manage fees and costs associated with resolving disputes over employment decisions. Some of the...more

Buchalter

Regulatory and Product Liability Overview for Distributors of Food Products in California

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Welcome to California! California is a great place to live and work, and we are fortunate to call it home. But there is no sugarcoating the fact that California presents unique and daunting challenges to product...more

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

11th Circuit Upholds Award of Summary Judgment in Mirena Lawsuit

In March 2014, Jenna Thurmond sued Bayer in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleging that her use of the Mirena contraception system caused her to develop pseudotumor cerebri. Her symptoms...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

New Jersey Federal District Court Holds That Arbitration Clause In AIA A201-1997 Does Not Apply To Post Construction Disputes

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Blackman & Co., Inc., v. GE Bus. Fin. Servs., Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87904 (D.N.J. July 7, 2016) - Grove Street Realty Urban Renewal, LLC (“Grove Street”) contracted with Blackman & Co., Inc. (“Blackman”) to manage...more

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

USA! USA! USA!

When members of Team USA walked into the 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony wearing uniforms embroidered with the letters "USA," the uniforms did more than just designate the team members' identity as representatives of the USA....more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Western District of Virginia Confronts Several Legal Issues That Frequently Impact Multi-Party Construction Disputes – Economic...

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Allstate Insurance Company v. Structures Design/Build, LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34349 (WD VA March 17, 2016) - This construction dispute case arises from a failed pipe connector that caused water damage to a facility...more

Polsinelli

Colorado Supreme Court to Rule on Yet Another Key Construction Defects Issue

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On July 5, 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court announced it will consider the construction defects case of Forest City Stapleton, Inc., et al. v. Rogers. In this case the Colorado Court of Appeals, for the first time, imposed...more

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