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Latest News in Product Liability

  • April 15, 2024

    Boeing Says Virgin Can't Use Another Court To Avoid IP Suit

    Boeing has urged the Virginia federal judge overseeing its breach of contract and trade secrets dispute with Virgin Galactic to block Virgin from moving forward with a "copycat" lawsuit in California, saying Virgin is wrongly trying to avoid the original lawsuit.

  • April 15, 2024

    Vermont's 3M PFAS Suit Remanded To State Court

    A Vermont federal judge has sent the state's "forever chemicals" suit against 3M Co., E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co. and others back to state court, finding that 3M filed its notice of removal too late after learning that the claims concerned a facility that made products for the military.

  • April 15, 2024

    Subaru Agrees To Replace And Refund Defective Windshields

    Subaru of America Inc. and a proposed class of customers asked a New Jersey federal judge for the preliminary approval of a settlement that could cover 100% or more of out of pocket losses and conclude a 4-year-long dispute over spontaneously cracking windshields.

  • April 15, 2024

    Justices Won't Nix FDA Labeling Preemption For State Claims

    The Supreme Court on Monday let stand lower court findings that the unique authority of the federal Food and Drug Administration preempted and, therefore, justified dismissing a proposed class action that alleged a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary broke Massachusetts law by misbranding Lactaid drug products as dietary supplements.

  • April 15, 2024

    Circumstantial Evidence Requires A Pointillist Approach

    Because complex cases with sophisticated defendants are unlikely to reveal much, if any, direct evidence, attorneys must aggregate many pieces of circumstantial evidence into a cohesive narrative — much like the painting technique of pointillism, says Reuben Guttman at Guttman Buschner.

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Product Liability

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  • Lawsuits over potentially unsafe, hazardous, or defective products, including drugs and medical devices, food and beverage products, dietary supplements, and other consumer goods
  • Product-related class actions and multidistrict litigation
  • Liability suits over drugs and medical devices, including off-label marketing, false advertising, and failure-to-warn claims
  • Tobacco-related litigation
  • Auto defect suits
  • Toxic torts, including asbestos-related litigation
  • Personal injury and wrongful death suits involving major organizations and events
  • Alien Tort Statute cases
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • State product safety regulators
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
  • CFederal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • CProduct safety and consumer protection controls
  • Product recalls
  • Food and drug safety actions
  • Vehicle safety actions
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of product liability practices


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