Developments in New York products liability law

In this article, we present a summary of significant products liability cases from October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2016. Our article covers a range of developments concerning failure to warn claims, the exercise of personal jurisdiction, federal preemption, expert… Read more

Recent developments in US product liability

There have been a number of significant product liability cases in the US in recent months. Thomas E Riley from our New York office has prepared an article which was first published in the annual survey issue (51-2) of the Tort… Read more

FDA Empowers Plaintiffs’ Bar with Trans-Fat Ban

Following almost two years of deliberation, and notwithstanding a nearly 80 percent drop in the consumption of trans fats over the past decade (due in part to industry's movement away from the use of partially hydrogenated oils), the FDA has… Read more

Lawyers, Partially Hydrogenated Oils, and Money

Lawyers for class-action plaintiffs in the US often "piggyback" on the work of government regulators and prosecutors -- swooping in to file class actions against the recipients of FDA warning letters or the targets of government enforcement proceedings. In some… Read more

Product Safety and Recall in the U.S. and EU

Joe Falcone and Howard Watson have published an article in Product Liability Law & Strategy addressing the varying approaches taken by the EU and the US to ensure the safety of products placed on the market in those jurisdictions, specifically… Read more

EPA Targets Nanotechnology: Hi-Ho, Nanosilver, Away?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken an aggressive approach to regulation of nanoscale silver under the Federal Fungicide, Insecticide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). In this article attorneys David L. Wallace and Justin A. Schenck summarize historical and recent regulations… Read more

Component part defences divide California courts

Component part and raw material suppliers generally are not liable for defects in the finished consumer products sold by downstream manufacturers over which they exert no control. Part and material suppliers, moreover, may satisfy their duty to warn consumers by… Read more

Lawyers, food and money

David L Wallace has published an article in Product Liability Law & Strategy in which he examines food litigation in the US and its parallels with tobacco litigation. ... Read more