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Product Liability Monitor Blog

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How Companies Are Dealing with Tech-Related Complaints

USA - June 26 2018 Consumers are interacting with technology to accomplish an increasingly wide variety of daily tasks, whether…

Expert Testimony Needed To Prove Causation

USA - June 16 2018 The Seventh Circuit recently upheld the grant of summary judgment against a plaintiff asserting products liability claims against the manufacturer of…

Momentive Court Declines to Dismiss Creditors’ Appeals as Equitably Moot

USA - June 8 2018 In Momentive Performance Materials, the Second Circuit declined to dismiss as equitably moot the appeals of certain noteholders. The decision…

Counting Calories? It Will Now Be Easier When You Dine Out

USA - May 29 2018 If you are someone who chooses an item on a restaurant menu based on calorie content, you are in luck. This month, the FDA’s “Menu Labeling Rule”…

Statute of Limitations Leaves Plaintiff SOL

USA - May 16 2018 Finding his claims were time-barred, the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of Appellant’s complaint in Ferro v. Volvo Penta of the…

New Jersey Federal Court Highlights Continued Hurdles To Consumer Class Actions

USA - April 19 2018 As consumers continue to file class actions around the country, it is important for practitioners to analyze how federal courts interpret class…

CAFA Catchup - Massachusetts District Court Denies Plaintiff’s Motion To Remand

USA - April 16 2018 Last month, a district court in Massachusetts ruled that a putative class action against Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (“Mercedes-Benz” or “Defendant”)…

Eggs & Embryos: A Fertile Ground for Fighting

USA - April 10 2018 A recent mechanical malfunction of a liquid nitrogen storage freezer at University Hospital’s Ahuja Medical Center (“UH”) led to the thawing, and…

Federal court dismisses “slack-fill” packaging claims as too barebones

USA - March 14 2018 A district court in Illinois recently dismissed putative class action claims against Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. based on allegations that…

Baseball fans go to bat for safety, strike out on standing.

USA - February 19 2018 We know it’s still hockey season but an interesting decision from the Ninth Circuit recently caught our eye involving the national pastime. Hoping to…