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European Commission Launches Consultation to Evaluate the Product Liability Directive

United Kingdom, European Union - January 23 2017 Producers are among those invited to provide input for an evaluation of the European law on consumer claims for defective products. Interested...

Sarah L. Croft, Alison Newstead.


EU Product Liability Directive - Update and Restart?

European Union - October 25 2016 The European Commission has announced an ‘evaluation and fitness check’ of Directive 85374EEC which provides for the strict liability of producers...

Sarah L. Croft, Alison Newstead.


Tenth Circuit rules two CAFA exceptions inapplicable to employee benefits class action

USA - November 20 2014 The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that neither the state-action provision nor the local-controversy exception to the Class Action...

Greg Fowler, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley.


First Circuit confirms jurisdiction over Canadian company

USA - November 20 2014 The First Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that Massachusetts courts have long-arm jurisdiction over a Canadian company "where the parties'...

Greg Fowler, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley.


Personal injury suit claims 3-year-old swallowed Buckyballs magnets

USA - November 20 2014 The parents of a 3-year-old girl who was allegedly hospitalized after swallowing 37 high-power magnets from a "Buckyballs" adult desktop toy set...

Greg Fowler, Walter L. Cofer, Marc E. Shelley.