Defective Products. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

A Powerhouse in the Drainpipe and Supplier of Green ElectricitySupreme Court Narrows Conditions for Asbestos Suits Under State LawsJohnson & Johnson Back on TrackUS SC rules against asbestos plaintiff in important caseSupreme Court rules for railroad industry in mesothelioma claim | Kurns v ...Federal Law Doesn't Give Room for Asbestos SuitHow The Medical Device Industry LobbiesNew concerns on hip replacement productsCarr & Carr Attorneys At Law Announce Tips On When To Hire A Personal Injury...Defendant seeks to dismiss couple's suit over allegedly defective custom cabinetsIs your business at risk of being sued as a result of the CPA?What is really inside your AOI?CPSC: Kelty Single and Double Jogging Strollers Recalled for Fall, Injury RisksCounterfeit purchases could be stolen productsGilman Law LLP Continues to Investigate Lawsuits for Victims of Yaz, Yasmin ...

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France calls for Europe-wide control on prosthetics following PIP breast ...
Telegraph.co.ukFebruary 1, 2012

There also had to be easier ways to report defective devices, the report added. An AFSSAPS inspector discovered PIP's use of the non-standard silicone in March 2010 and ordered its products banned, but only after the company had already used the gel in ...more »

Precautionary recall of older Snowpulse cartridges
BackcountryFebruary 8, 2012

The Snowpulse cartridges for the "Inflation System 1.0" have a defective pressure gauge and must be replaced. Cartridges from the current 2011/12 winter season as well as all Mammut airbag products are not affected by this recall. On July 1, 2011, ...more »

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A Powerhouse in the Drainpipe and Supplier of Green Electricity
Product Design & DevelopmentFebruary 29, 2012

Researchers and industrialists have struggled to counter the effects of climate change with innovative products and processes. At its test laboratory DEPRAG is producing the prototype of Furore, its Green Energy Turbine generator (GET), which is able ...more »

Supreme Court Narrows Conditions for Asbestos Suits Under State Laws
PropertyCasualty360February 29, 2012

Railroad Friction Products Corp., No. 10-879, the court held 6-3 that state-law design-defect and failure-to-warn claims fall within the field of locomotive-equipment regulation pre-empted by the Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA).more »

Johnson & Johnson Back on Track
msnbc.comFebruary 29, 2012

Consumer products are lower margin and they became a much larger percentage of revenue in 2007. Margins Altogether, the defective products and ongoing failure of quality control have taken a toll on the economics of the business and erased the halo ...more »

US SC rules against asbestos plaintiff in important case
Legal News LineFebruary 29, 2012

"(P)etitioners contend that the LIA's preemptive scope does not extend to state common-law claims, as opposed to state legislation or regulation," Thomas wrote. "Napier, however, held that the LIA 'occup(ied) the entire field of regulating locomotive ...more »

Supreme Court rules for railroad industry in mesothelioma claim | Kurns v ...
Leagle.comFebruary 29, 2012

GLORIA GAIL KURNS, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE M. CORSON, DECEASED, ET AL., PETITIONERS This case requires us to determine whether petitioners' state-law tort claims for defective design and failure to warn are pre-empted by the Locomotive ...more »

Federal Law Doesn't Give Room for Asbestos Suit
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 29, 2012

... brake-pad manufacturer Railroad Friction Products and Viad Corp., the successor in interest to a company that manufactured engine valves. Concluding that the federal Locomotive Inspection Act did indeed pre-empt state-law tort claims for defective...more »

How The Medical Device Industry Lobbies
GoozNewFebruary 29, 2012

(12) Device makers are immune from most product liability claims arising from allegedly defective devices if the device in question was approved under the PMA process. That is, if the FDA approves a dangerous or defective device through the PMA process ...more »

New concerns on hip replacement products
Irish HealthFebruary 29, 2012

It is predicted that this new health scandal could affect more people than the recent PIP defective breast implant furore, which sparked a global health scare after the implants used were found to contain substandard, industrial-grade silicone gel.more »

Carr & Carr Attorneys At Law Announce Tips On When To Hire A Personal Injury...
PR Web (press release)February 28, 2012

Most people know to contact a personal injury lawyer if they have been hurt in a car wreck. However, according to Patrick E. Carr of Carr & Carr Attorneys At Law, there are many other reasons a personal injury lawyer can help people and protect their ...more »

Defendant seeks to dismiss couple's suit over allegedly defective custom cabinets
Madison County RecordFebruary 28, 2012

A cabinet contractor is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an Edwardsville couple over allegedly defective custom cabinets. Huttig Building Products says it had never issued a warranty to Doug and Jeanne Wojcieszak for the products at issue in the ...more »

Is your business at risk of being sued as a result of the CPA?
Moneyweb.co.zaFebruary 28, 2012

Changes to the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), which has had an impact on most businesses, has resulted in commercial insurance policies being amended to protect clients from exposure to litigation as a result of the products and services they supply.more »

What is really inside your AOI?
evertiq.comFebruary 28, 2012

This allowing it to reference images of known good components as well as known defective components, in order to test the circuit board (and highlight defective components). Test results depend upon quality of the image database or image library, ...more »

CPSC: Kelty Single and Double Jogging Strollers Recalled for Fall, Injury Risks
NewYorkInjuryNews (press release)February 28, 2012

Boulder, CO — About 3,0000 Single and Double Jogging Strollers by Kelty, a division of American Recreation Products, are being recalled for fall and injury hazards the defective strollers pose to consumers. Kelty and the US Consumer Product Safety ...more »

Counterfeit purchases could be stolen products
WFXL FOX 31February 28, 2012

He says if a website is offering a product at one-third of the actual value, it's most likely either a defective item, also known as "factory seconds" -- meaning it was rejected by the factory inspectors -- or it's possibly stolen or counterfeit.more »

Gilman Law LLP Continues to Investigate Lawsuits for Victims of Yaz, Yasmin ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 28, 2012

Currently, PACER lists more than 10000 lawsuits pending in the Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation in the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. All of the Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits ...more »

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