Defective and Dangerous Products 7 Posts

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  • Mar 28, 2014
  • Lou Marlin
  • Defective & Dangerous Products

It's been known for some time that mercury, by and large, is not good for your health. It's also been known that, when compared to other foods, seafood often contains higher levels of mercury…

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  • Jan 29, 2014
  • Christopher Placitella
  • Defective & Dangerous Products

Many old buildings in United States contain asbestos. When these buildings are demolished to make way for new development, federal law requires that workers handle asbestos in a safe manner to prevent…

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  • Nov 4, 2013
  • Chris Placitella
  • Defective & Dangerous Products

On October 29, 2013, an appellate court in California affirmed a $21 million jury verdict in favor of a mesothelioma victim and his wife against John Crane, Inc. ("JCI"), a manufacturer of products containing asbestos. In an important ruling that may help other mesothelioma victims…

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  • Oct 28, 2013
  • Christopher M. Placitella
  • Defective & Dangerous Products

Not only did one of the country's largest tobacco companies once sell cigarettes made with filters containing tiny, but deadly, asbestos fibers, but the company also advertised that the asbestos cigarettes were safe and healthy alternative to non-filtered cigarettes. Now, decades later,…

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  • Sep 26, 2013
  • Christopher M. Placitella
  • Defective & Dangerous Products

Earlier this month, the Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a closely watched case addressing whether plaintiffs in asbestos lawsuits must demonstrate that but for exposure to a particular defendant's asbestos products, the plaintiff would not have developed mesothelioma. A…

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  • Mar 28, 2013
  • Greg Coleman
  • Defective & Dangerous Products

  • Defective Products, Product Liability, Transvaginal Mesh

The case marks the first time punitive damages have been awarded to punish J&J for their conduct. The suit alleged that J&J failed to adequately test the safety of their product, designed a product too dangerous for its intended use, and failed to warn doctors and consumers.…

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  • Mar 20, 2013
  • James Magazine
  • Defective & Dangerous Products

  • Defective Products, Product Liability

In general, states follow a "stream of commerce" theory regarding liability for defective products. This means that anyone in the chain of distribution, including the retailer, can be liable for a defective product; however, retailer liability varies state-by-state.…

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