PINNACLE METAL HIP LITIGATION: FURTHER JUDGMENT OF THE HIGH COURT ON THE INTERPRETATION OF “DEFECT” UNDER THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT 1987
Following on from Wilkes v DePuy International Ltd  EWHC 3096 (QB), the High Court has confirmed the approach to be taken when determining whether a product is defective under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (“the Act”). In Gee & … Continue reading
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). … Continue reading
Important changes to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), which govern the conduct of civil proceedings (including product liability cases) in US federal district court, will take effect on 1 December 2015 (absent US Congressional action, which appears unlikely). … Continue reading
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 represents a significant development in the regulation of consumer contracts under UK law. It consolidates and brings consistency to rules that were previously spread across a wide range of different Acts and Regulations. It also … Continue reading
A new Consumer Rights Act, which will streamline key consumer rights covering contracts for goods, services, digital content and the law relating to unfair terms in consumer contracts into one place, has received Royal Assent. The Act is expected to … Continue reading
A new civil right of action for consumers became available on 1 October 2014, against traders and businesses which have employed certain misleading or aggressive practices, under The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (the “2014 Regulations”).