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Massachusetts Superior Court denies foreign manufacturer summary judgment for lack of personal jurisdiction, holding manufacturer waived defense through participation in discovery and motion practice regarding merits of suit
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2012

In American Int’l Ins. Co. v. Ziabicki Import Co., 2012 WL 3039228 (Mass. Super. Ct. July 5, 2012), a valuable painting was damaged when the nails securing the picture hangers to the wall snapped and the painting fell from the wall.


First Circuit Affirms Judgment Against Generic Drug Manufacturer on plaintiff's design defect claim, holding
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2012

In Bartlett v. Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc., 678 F.3d 30 (1st Cir. May 2, 2012), plaintiff suffered toxic epidermal necrolysis after taking sulindac, a generic version of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Clinoril.


Investors release new guide to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2011

In less than two months, on January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act will go into effect.


GHG Protocol finalizes Scope 3 and product life cycle methodology
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2011

The most popular suite of tools to measure and manage greenhouse gases just got a lot more complete -- allowing companies to track the impact of their products from natural resources and raw materials, through manufacturing, use and disposal, and providing a detailed framework to measure companies’ “everything else” Scope 3 emissions.


Massachusetts District Court appellate division holds statute of limitations bars claim for breach of implied warranty of merchantability for roofing shingles delivered twenty years earlier because any such claim accrued on tender of delivery
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

In Howard v. IKO Manufacturing, Inc., 2011 WL 2975813 (Mass.App.Div. July 20, 2011), plaintiff purchased, in late 1990, roof shingles which he claimed came with a “forty- or fifty-year warranty” but began to disintegrate in less than twenty years.


First Circuit holds trailer manufacturer not liable for negligence or breach of implied warranty of merchantability where trailer was built to plaintiff’s employer’s exact specifications and design was not obviously unsafe
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

In Hatch v. Trail King Industries, Inc., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 18000 (1st Cir. Aug. 29, 2011), plaintiff was paralyzed after a hydraulically operated drop gate on the trailer he operated fell on him, trapping him underneath.


Greenpeace critiques apparel sector companies for failing to manage water contamination by suppliers
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • China, Global
  • August 15 2011

Some of the world's most well-known apparel companies have come under criticism from Greenpeace for not sufficiently monitoring and limiting industrial wastewater discharges by suppliers


The shrinking of environmental liability
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2011

Environmental liability has always been a dish best served in as many slices as possible.


Of Texans and light bulbs. And unconstitutional laws
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2011

What is it with Texans and light bulbs lately?


United States Supreme Court holds state tort suits claiming automobile manufacturers should have installed lap-and-shoulder belts not impliedly preempted by federal motor vehicle safety standard
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

In Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc., 131 S. Ct. 1131 (Feb. 23, 2011), decedent was killed in an automobile accident while wearing a lap belt in the rear aisle seat of a minivan.