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New York Legislature Declines To Expand Wrongful Death Damages
Under the title "New York May Soon Increase Recoverable Wrongful Death Damages," we wrote recently about efforts within the New York State Legislature.
United States
13 Aug 2019
The Refinement Of Regulatory And Liability Issues Concerning Autonomous Motor Vehicles: Product Liability 2019
The autonomous motor vehicle industry is growing exponentially.  The automotive industry, manufacturers and governments are continuing to refine the development
United States
25 Jun 2019
The Daubert Standard Once Again Controls In Florida State Court
In a sudden reversal and after more than more than five years of uncertainty, on May 23, 2019
United States
13 Jun 2019
The NY Court Of Appeals Addresses "Optional Safety Equipment" In Fasolas v. Bobcat Of N.Y., Inc.
In products liability litigation, the question of whether a product was defectively designed because the manufacturer decided to make certain safety equipment "optional" instead of "standard"
United States
13 Jun 2019
2019 Liquor Liability Review
Every wife, child, parent or other person who shall be injured in person, property or means of support by any intoxicated person or in consequence of the intoxication of any person
United States
11 Mar 2019
Pre-Trip Inspections: Are You Doing Enough? 20 February 2019
Serious or fatal accidents involving tractor trailers or other commercial vehicles often arise or result in part from some maintenance defect in the vehicle.
United States
1 Mar 2019
From The Perspective Of The Bench: Discovery Cooperation & Proportionality In Complex Products Litigation
Last week I had the honor of moderating the main-stage judges' panel at the DRI Product Liability Conference in Austin, Texas.
United States
15 Feb 2019
Self-Driving Cars Will Likely Increase Product Liability Litigation
Supporters of autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, often claim they will make our roads safer by removing human error from the driving equation.
United States
25 Jan 2019
As Electric Scooters Barrel Their Way Into The Sharing Economy, Manufacturers And Their Insurers Should Prepare For An Influx Of New Claims
If you have spent any time in Los Angeles or New York City recently, you may have noticed adults riding two-wheeled electric scooters ...
United States
30 Nov 2018
The Motion For Partial Summary Judgment: The Litigator's Often Forgotten Tool
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.
United States
17 Oct 2018
Recovery For Medical Expenses When A Plaintiff With Medical Insurance Opts To Treat On A Lien Basis
One of the items an insurance adjuster will look at when valuing a product liability claim is to see how much the plaintiff incurred in medical expenses and medical bills after the accident.
United States
9 Jul 2018
The Liability And Insurance Ramifications Of The Increased Usage Of Autonomous Motor Vehicles
The autonomous motor vehicle industry is growing exponentially. Various automobile manufacturers, including Audi, Ford, Volkswagen, GM, BMW, Toyota, Tesla, and Nissan, have announced that they plan to sell fully autonomous motor vehicles by 2021.
United States
2 Jul 2018
Never-Ending Liability Under Novartis
Brand-name drug manufacturers are not unfamiliar with the concept of Innovator Liability, under which they can be held liable for injuries ...
United States
30 May 2018
Listeria Hysteria
Recently, there have been several food warnings and recalls based on confirmed or suspected Listeria contamination.
United States
13 Apr 2018
CPSC Takes A Dip In The IoT Regulatory Pool
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on March 27 its plan to hold a public hearing on May 16 "to receive information from all interested parties about the potential safety issues ...
United States
6 Apr 2018
Pre-Trip Inspections: Are You Doing Enough?
Serious or fatal accidents involving tractor trailers or other commercial vehicles often arise or result in part from some maintenance defect in the vehicle.
United States
5 Apr 2018
Rafferty v. Merck Expands Potential Liability For Drug Manufacturers In Massachusetts
On March 16, 2018, Massachusetts's highest court , the Supreme Judicial Court, issued a ruling that we believe will increase the product liability risk exposure for pharmaceutical manufacturers in the state.
United States
28 Mar 2018
Lithium-Ion Batteries: Fire In The Sky?
Every commercial airline flight carries scores of lithium-ion powered batteries in phones, tablets, computers, activity trackers, cameras, headphones and other devices.
United States
28 Mar 2018
Tincher Returns To Blow Away Some Of Its Own Smoke
In Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., 104 A. 2d 328 (Pa. 2014), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court cast aside more than 35 years of precedent when it reformulated the standards determining the circumstances ...
United States
5 Mar 2018
Cross-Examining The Expert Witness In A PL Case Part III: Challenging The Methodology
In this third and last installment of our three-part series examining the type of deposition questioning that can derail your opponent's expert ...
United States
17 Jan 2018
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