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Product Liability Monitor Blog

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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…

New Jersey Federal Court Doubts Ascertainability of Putative Class

USA - February 13 2018 As consumers continue to file putative class actions for allegedly defective products, it is imperative that practitioners take note of how federal…

Shots Fired! Hunter’s Claims Against Munitions Maker Survive Summary Judgment

USA - February 1 2018 Recently, Judge David Nuffer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah denied Federal Cartridge Company’s motion for summary judgment…

No crying over steamed milk: Starbucks wins summary judgment in underfilled latte suit

USA - January 25 2018 Earlier this month, Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted a summary…

Evidence Still Matters in First Circuit

USA - January 8 2018 Late last year the First Circuit affirmed the entry of summary judgment for defendants in a product liability case brought by the Town of Westport…

A Sea Change for the Bare Metal Defense or Just Choppy Waters for Maritime Manufacturers?

USA - December 20 2017 Earlier this fall, the Third Circuit broke from a nationwide majority when it vacated part of an Eastern District of Pennsylvania court’s summary…