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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.


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.


SCOTUS says imperfect statement of legal theory not ground for dismissal

USA - November 20 2014 In a per curiam ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has summarily reversed the Fifth Circuit's dismissal of claims filed by Mississippi police...

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


Circuit splits generate commentarypart I

USA - November 20 2014 "I have been critical of Sixth Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton for creating a Circuit split on the SSM single-sex marriage cases. Specifically, I...

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