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Product Liability

Product Liability Law360 provides breaking news and analysis on product liability law. Coverage includes tort-related lawsuits and class actions, multidistrict litigation, product recalls, and product safety enforcement, as well as related policy developments.

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Latest News in Product Liability

  • March 15, 2019

    Honda Looks To Escape Suit Over CR-V Seat Belts

    Honda asked a California federal court Friday to toss a proposed class suit brought by a CR-V driver alleging the automaker's rear seat belt buckles are defective, as Honda said the buckles work as designed and design flaws aren't covered under Honda's warranty.

  • March 15, 2019

    Insurer Needn't Defend 'Superfood' Juice Co. In Fraud Suits

    A Utah federal judge on Friday ruled that Starr Indemnity & Liability Co. has no duty to defend "superfood" juice maker MonaVie Inc. in a pair of proposed class actions alleging the now-defunct company promoted bogus health drinks through a predatory pyramid scheme, saying a policy exclusion clearly bars coverage.

  • March 15, 2019

    Purdue Says Cameras Will Turn Opioid Trial Into 'Media Circus'

    OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is imploring an Oklahoma judge not to allow cameras in the courtroom of a landmark opioid trial, warning of a "media circus" that will lead jurors astray and encourage lawyers to "ham it up."

  • March 15, 2019

    Pret A Manger Faces $5M False Ad Suit Over 'Natural' Label

    Pret A Manger got hit Friday in New York federal court with a proposed consumer class action claiming damages of more than $5 million and asserting the sandwich chain's "natural" label is misleading because its products contain GMOs and other synthetic ingredients.

  • March 15, 2019

    DOT Wants Input On GM Bid To Deploy Driverless Fleet

    The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday asked for public comment on a petition from General Motors LLC to temporarily lift a slew of safety standards on the automaker’s driverless vehicles so GM can roll out its planned autonomous ride-hailing program.

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Product Liability

Areas of Coverage

  • Lawsuits over potentially unsafe, hazardous, or defective products, including drugs and medical devices, food and beverage products, dietary supplements, and other consumer goods
  • Product-related class actions and multidistrict litigation
  • Liability suits over drugs and medical devices, including off-label marketing, false advertising, and failure-to-warn claims
  • Tobacco-related litigation
  • Auto defect suits
  • Toxic torts, including asbestos-related litigation
  • Personal injury and wrongful death suits involving major organizations and events
  • Alien Tort Statute cases
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • State product safety regulators
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
  • CFederal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • CProduct safety and consumer protection controls
  • Product recalls
  • Food and drug safety actions
  • Vehicle safety actions
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of product liability practices


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  • Judges and court staff across the U.S.
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