Products Liability

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Forbes reported on August 30, 2019, that multiple members of the United States Congress had sent letters to the technology giant Amazon after a Wall Street Journal investigation found that Amazon’s inability or unwillingness to police third-party sellers had led to 4,152 products being sold on Amazon despite being deceptively…

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A February 2019 jury decision to award a plaintiff 3 million dollars in damages due to defective design of a Cook IVC filter was based on the concept of proximate cause. Proximate cause is a legal standard to establish fault that does not require establishing that the event was the…

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Roundup weed killer has been on the market since 1976, and hundreds of thousands of Americans have used the product in the intervening years. Marketed heavily on television through the 80s and 90s, consumers were assured it was a safe method of dealing with pesky plants on their properties. Roundup…

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The car manufacturers no longer even bother to claim that the recall is over. Instead, as another 1.3 million vehicles are recalled due to potentially faulty airbags, Toyota simply makes an announcement and attempts to move on. This just a few days after Ford announced a similarly large scale recall….

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For decades consumer advocates have sounded the alarms regarding flammable Halloween costumes, yet the risk to children remains much the same as it was twenty or thirty years ago. Many children’s costumes are still fashioned from cheap flammable materials, including plastics that can melt to the child’s skin if ignited….

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Battery packs of electric cars manufactured by Tesla have demonstrated significant risks of ignition and re-ignition. The most recent incident occurred in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 18th, when a battery pack ignited after a high speed collision, causing a fire that killed two young men and left another injured….

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Defective products can cause accidents, injuries and potentially serious illnesses. Product recalls by the company or manufacturer, along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, are designed to inform the public of hazardous products and provide information on how to return or exchange them and obtain a refund. It is important…

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