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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | Global | 25 Jul 2019

Product Liability: Global overview

The 2019 edition of this product liability survey, like those in years past, is intended to assist counsel in understanding developments in our respective national product liability laws and,...

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | United Kingdom | 25 Jul 2019

Product Liability in United Kingdom - England & Wales

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Product Liability

Editors: Simon Castley, Gregory L. Fowler

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This edition provides comparative analysis of product liability regulation in different jurisdictions worldwide, offering expert local insight with answers to crucial questions in areas such as: civil litigation system, evidentiary issues and damages, litigation funding, fees and costs, sources of legal framework, limitations and defences and status and development of product liability law, and the climate for litigation.

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 23 Jan 2017

European Commission Launches Consultation to Evaluate the Product Liability Directive

Producers are among those invited to provide input for an evaluation of the European law on consumer claims for defective products. Interested…
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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | European Union | 25 Oct 2016

EU Product Liability Directive - Update and Restart?

The European Commission has announced an ‘evaluation and fitness check’ of Directive 85/374/EEC which provides for the strict liability of producers…
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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 20 Nov 2014

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

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…
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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 20 Nov 2014

SCOTUS says imperfect statement of legal theory not ground for dismissal

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…
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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 20 Nov 2014

Is SCOTUS a Court? Are the justices judges?

Eric Segall, who authored Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court Is not a Court and Its Justices are Not Judges," continues to press his point in the…
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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 20 Nov 2014

Circuit splits generate commentary—part I

"I have been critical of [Sixth Circuit] Judge [Jeffrey] Sutton for creating a Circuit split on the SSM [single-sex marriage] cases. Specifically, I…
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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 20 Nov 2014

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

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that neither the state-action provision nor the local-controversy exception to the Class Action…
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