Defective Products. Legal news and articles for March 28 - 31, 2012

Waiting and HopingApple Clarifies Warranty Coverage Options for Customers in European UnionNew Jersey Court: Sellers May be Held Responsible for Dangerous DefectsBank of America, Express Scripts, Deutsche Bank in Court NewsConsumer Report Has Concerns About Popular Medical ProductsChinese workers assemble Apple products on illegal OT: labour auditorChinese workers assemble Apple products on illegal overtime, independent labor ...Report: Company making Apple products is violating work rulesChinese workers assemble Apple products on illegal overtime, independent labor ...Panasonic Digital Hearing Instruments Earn Good Housekeeping SealPanasonic Digital Hearing Instruments Earn Good Housekeeping SealA123 to replace potentially defective battery modules, packsTypes of Product LiabilityConsumer Reports Scrutinizes ASR Hips and Surgical MeshDefective Product/Medical Device Lawyer Applauds CBS News, Consumer Reports ...

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Supreme Court Decision Derails Railroad Workers' Asbestos Claims
Mesothelioma NewsMarch 2, 2012

But Wednesday's Supreme Court decision, citing an obscure federal law from the days of steam engines, will save unscrupulous asbestos companies from liability in future claims involving railroad workers. The Justices point to the Locomotive Inspection ...more »

From the Experts: CA Courts Open to Other States's Tort Reform Laws?
Corporate CounselMarch 7, 2012

The test considered (1) whether the states have differing laws; (2) whether those laws are in “true conflict”; and (3) which state's interest in enforcing its law would be harmed more by the application of the other state's law.more »

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Waiting and Hoping
Barron'sMarch 31, 2012

AVI shares have risen and fallen, along with hopes for its products. AVI's DMD drug is designed to skip over the defect in the gene that produces dystrophin, a protein critical to muscle health, and promote production of a version of dystrophin that ...more »

Apple Clarifies Warranty Coverage Options for Customers in European Union
Mac RumorsMarch 30, 2012

Apple's warranty covers defects that arise at any time during the warranty period. EU protection laws generally require consumers to prove that a given defect was present at the time of product delivery. - Apple's warranty coverage applies only to ...more »

New Jersey Court: Sellers May be Held Responsible for Dangerous Defects
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In a flash of intense heat, New Jersey's product liability laws may have changed forever. As Alfred DeGennaro walked out of a New Jersey Pep Boys store many months ago, product defects were likely the last thing on ...more »

Bank of America, Express Scripts, Deutsche Bank in Court News
BloombergMarch 30, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association filed the lawsuit yesterday in federal court in the Western District of Pennsylvania saying the proposed merger violates antitrust laws.more »

Consumer Report Has Concerns About Popular Medical Products
InjuryBoard.comMarch 29, 2012

The organization has raised questions about the adequacy of the FDA approval process as well as whether the immunity granted to certain drug and medical device manufacturers against lawsuits for defective products is a policy that is in the best ...more »

Chinese workers assemble Apple products on illegal OT: labour auditor
Winnipeg Free PressMarch 29, 2012

Foxconn employs 1.2 million workers in China to assemble products not just for Apple, but for Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and other pillars of the US technology industry. Foxconn's move to lift wages is likely to have an impact across the ...more »

Chinese workers assemble Apple products on illegal overtime, independent labor ...
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 29, 2012

Foxconn employs 1.2 million workers in China to assemble products not just for Apple, but for Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and other pillars of the US technology industry. Workers who make Apple products have been the subject of increasing ...more »

Report: Company making Apple products is violating work rules
KATUMarch 29, 2012

Foxconn employs 1.2 million workers in China to assemble products not just for Apple, but for Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and other pillars of the US technology industry. Workers who make Apple products have been the subject of increasing ...more »

Chinese workers assemble Apple products on illegal overtime, independent labor ...
Greenfield Daily ReporterMarch 29, 2012

The company employs 1.2 million workers in China to assemble products not just for Apple, but for Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and other pillars of US technology. Foxconn's factories are the last step in the process of manufacturing iPhones and ...more »

Panasonic Digital Hearing Instruments Earn Good Housekeeping Seal
Sacramento BeeMarch 29, 2012

As part of Good Housekeeping's policy, if a product receiving the Seal proves to be defective within two years from the date it was first sold to a consumer by an authorized retailer, Good Housekeeping will replace the product or refund the purchase ...more »

Panasonic Digital Hearing Instruments Earn Good Housekeeping Seal
MarketWatch (press release)March 29, 2012

As part of Good Housekeeping's policy, if a product receiving the Seal proves to be defective within two years from the date it was first sold to a consumer by an authorized retailer, Good Housekeeping will replace the product or refund the purchase ...more »

A123 to replace potentially defective battery modules, packs
Hometownlife.comMarch 29, 2012

A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, announced Monday that the company has launched a field campaign to replace battery modules and packs that may contain defective prismatic ...more »

Types of Product Liability
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 29, 2012

From toy cars to car seats to seat belts to cars themselves, defective products can come in widely varying forms. PHILADELPHIA, PA, March 29, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- From toy cars to car seats to seat belts to cars themselves, defective products can ...more »

Consumer Reports Scrutinizes ASR Hips and Surgical Mesh
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 29, 2012

The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Bernstein Liebhard LLP, 10 East 40th Street, New York, New York 10016, (212) 779-1414. The lawyer responsible for this advertisement in the State of Connecticut is Amy L. Abate.more »

Defective Product/Medical Device Lawyer Applauds CBS News, Consumer Reports ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 28, 2012

Defective product/medical device lawyer Samuel L. Davis today applauded Consumer Reports magazine and CBS News for bringing wider attention to what he called an “ongoing crisis” that has been generated by allegedly defective metal-on-metal hip ...more »

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