US Consumer Product Safety Commission enjoined from posting report of product harm on public database

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) maintains a database, accessible to the public via the internet, on which nearly anyone—including consumers, health care professionals, and government officials—may submit a “report of harm” involving consumer products.  Such reports must identify, among other things, both the name of the product and its manufacturer.  Since the database—accessible … Read more

Hong Kong class action reform

On 28 May 2012, Hong Kong moved closer to introducing a class actions regime with the publication of the Report on Class Actions (the Report) by the Law Reform Commission (the LRC). The key recommendation by the LRC is the introduction of a new class action procedure to facilitate multi-party litigation with a view towards … Read more