Criminal liability for defective products: a refresher

With the coming into force last month of the Consumer Rights Act 2015, there has understandably been a significant focus on the civil remedies available to consumers who purchase defective products (see our recent blog post commenting on the new Act). … 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