Defective Products. Legal news and articles for April 26 - 29, 2017

Lularoe Now Paying Because Their Leggings 'Rip Like Wet Toilet PaperIoT Raises New Challenges for Assigning LiabilityCall Me a LudditeCops seize tons of fake products worldwideHoverboard Fire - A Tragedy that Should Not Have HappenedFormer O.J. Lawyer Robert Shapiro Launches New Legal-Matchmaking Website (Q&A)Former O.J. Lawyer Robert Shapiro Launches New Legal-Matchmaking Website (Q&A)Lularoe offering refunds for defective leggingsWhat You Need to Know About 3-D Printing and InsuranceUK Product Liability Law Moves Toward US NormsUK Product Liability Law Moves Toward US NormsAlarming Spike in Ocular Burns to Children from Detergent PodsUnited States: Products Liability In A Post-Tincher World: Appellate Court Upholds $55M Verdict Against American ...Alarming Spike in Ocular Burns to Children from Detergent PodsCalifornia Editorial Roundup

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Guest Post – Come Together: Is UK Product Liability Law Getting More Like The U.S.‎
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 11, 2017

The decision is favorable for the defense, both in its result and in its interpretation of UK law governing allegedly defective products. For those of you not familiar with the law, here is a short primer. Under UK product liability law, irrespective ...more »

Keurig Settlement Over Burn Injuries
Justice News FlashApril 14, 2017

New York based defective products lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter states, “When you purchase a product and install it in your home or office, you have a right to expect that it will function like it's supposed to. Likewise, when a product causes an injury ...more »

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Lularoe Now Paying Because Their Leggings 'Rip Like Wet Toilet Paper
Mommyish (blog)April 29, 2017

Their complaints lied in the fact that many of them purchased leggings that were of poor quality or simply defective. At the time, the company did not seem to want to assume any responsibility for the products, many of which were sized incorrectly ...more »

IoT Raises New Challenges for Assigning Liability
IoT For All (blog)April 29, 2017

If a product harms its user, it's up to the injured party to prove the causal relationship between the damage and the defective product. A product can be considered defective if it doesn't provide the safety that the consumer is entitled to. This takes ...more »

Call Me a Luddite
Bangor Daily NewsApril 29, 2017

Likewise, firms selling unsafe or defective products are punished in the market because buyers will learn to buy from other firms. One of the candidates for the job of Food and Drug Administration Administrator in the new administration has argued that ...more »

Cops seize tons of fake products worldwide
WND.comApril 29, 2017

... work with INTERPOL, the international police coalition, deal with vast drug-running operations, illegal money-laundering conspiracies and the like, one of the organization's more prosaic functions is to protect consumers from defective and faulty ...more »

Hoverboard Fire - A Tragedy that Should Not Have Happened
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2017

Tragedy recently struck a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania family when a fire caused by a recharging hoverboard consumed their home, killing a 3-year-old girl, injuring several others and almost bringing the structure to the ground. According to the ... State ...more »

Former O.J. Lawyer Robert Shapiro Launches New Legal-Matchmaking Website (Q&A)
Yahoo MoviesApril 28, 2017

The site, which went live in February, pairs people who have personal injury claims - dealing with everything from defective products to dangerous drugs - with attorneys whose specialties match the case. Robert Shapiro sat down with THR in the site's ...more »

Former O.J. Lawyer Robert Shapiro Launches New Legal-Matchmaking Website (Q&A)
Hollywood ReporterApril 28, 2017

The attorney also is working to partner with professional sports teams to expand the drug and alcohol abuse prevention nonprofit he began in his son's name. After launching LegalZoom, the country's most popular online legal resource, in 2001 (and then ...more »

Lularoe offering refunds for defective leggings
LancasterOnlineApril 28, 2017

The Make Good Program will give a product replacement, a LuLaRoe Gift Card, or refund for the original purchase price if the product purchased contained a defect in materials or workmanship. Requests for replacement or reimbursement must be made ...more »

What You Need to Know About 3-D Printing and Insurance
IndustryWeekApril 28, 2017

As discussed in the previous two articles in this series, two areas in which liability exposure may arise from 3-D printing involve product liability and intellectual property. As case law is still developing and the full extent of exposure on these ...more »

UK Product Liability Law Moves Toward US Norms
Law360 (subscription)April 27, 2017

Law360, New York (April 27, 2017, 11:24 AM EDT) -- "Metal on metal" — the litigation, not the Anvil heavy metal album — has been going for years in the United States, but it is in its infancy in the United Kingdom. The first two group product ...more »

UK Product Liability Law Moves Toward US Norms
Law360 (subscription)April 27, 2017

Law360, New York (April 27, 2017, 11:24 AM EDT) -- "Metal on metal" — the litigation, not the Anvil heavy metal album — has been going for years in the United States, but it is in its infancy in the United Kingdom. The first two group product ...more »

Alarming Spike in Ocular Burns to Children from Detergent Pods
Legal ExaminerApril 27, 2017

When many people think of dangerous or defective products, they think of the product themselves, however, the packaging of a known dangerous product which causes an injury can also leave a manufacturer facing a product liability claim.more »

United States: Products Liability In A Post-Tincher World: Appellate Court Upholds $55M Verdict Against American ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 27, 2017

Omega Flex, Inc., a seminal products liability case holding that a jury, not the trial court, should determine the threshold question of whether a product is "unreasonably dangerous." Under Tincher, a plaintiff can ... if a product is in a defective ...more »

Alarming Spike in Ocular Burns to Children from Detergent Pods
Legal ExaminerApril 27, 2017

When many people think of dangerous or defective products, they think of the product themselves, however, the packaging of a known dangerous product which causes an injury can also leave a manufacturer facing a product liability claim.more »

California Editorial Roundup
Fresno BeeApril 26, 2017

It's not because state lawmakers haven't been pushed by consumer groups to address the issue — or been confronted with real-life examples of where protective orders or secrecy agreements kept consumers from knowing about defective products that led to ...more »

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