Product Liability

Claiming Compensation for Pesticide Linked Parkinson’s – What Should You Keep In Mind?

Claiming Compensation for Pesticide Linked Parkinson's - What Should You Keep In Mind? 1

  Herbicides are often used in agriculture to eliminate weeds, grasses, and other unwanted vegetation. Paraquat is a vital herbicide, approved by the EPA in the 1960s and has been used since then on many American farms. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder with no known cure. The condition occurs when nerve cells become …

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Class Action Lawyer Q&A: Litigator Gregory Cade Talks About Toyota 4Runner Class Action Lawsuit

Class Action Lawyer Q&A: Litigator Gregory Cade Talks About Toyota 4Runner Class Action Lawsuit 2

The owner of a 2005 Toyota 4Runner is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed in South Carolina. Hundreds of 4Runner owners joined the suit over defective rusting issues. They are represented by Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. lawyer Gregory Cade, who answers questions about the class action lawsuit. Q: What is the Toyota 4Runner …

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What Questions Should I Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer?

What Questions Should I Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer? 3

  Given the number of person injury cases annually in the United States, it is obviously important to ensure the right personal injury attorney for your case is selected. Dealing with the stress of injury is enough for most people without having to deal with the stressful work of also selected an attorney who will …

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“100 Per Cent Pure and Natural” – Is Tropicana’s False Label Lawsuit Running Out of Juice?

"100 Per Cent Pure and Natural" - Is Tropicana's False Label Lawsuit Running Out of Juice? 4

Reed Smith – In 2011, plaintiffs launched a putative class action with class members from California, New York, New Jersey, and Wisconsin in a New Jersey district court against Tropicana Products, Inc., a division of PepsiCo, Inc. over Tropicana’s claim that its not-from-concentrate orange juice is “100% pure and natural.” The plaintiffs asserted that Tropicana’s …

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The Chinese Vitamin C Case – Courts’ Need to Show “Deferrence” To Foreign Government Parties in US Courts

The Chinese Vitamin C Case - Courts' Need to Show "Deferrence" To Foreign Government Parties in US Courts 6

Sidley.com – The Second Circuit reversed a jury verdict of US$147 million after trebling and dismissed antitrust claims against a Chinese manufacturer of vitamin C, ruling that the case should have been dismissed by the district court on a motion to dismiss, which was filed just over 10 years earlier. The district court had permitted …

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Can One Bad Apple Spoil the Bunch?

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Drinker Biddle – By Patrick M. Harrington and Sandra K. Jones According to their recent press release, Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) recently purchased a Canadian specialty food producer, namely Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., the inventor of the “Arctic®” apple. If you have not yet heard about Arctic Apples in the news, these are everyday apples that …

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Food & Beverage Industry Faces Close Scrutiny in 2015

Food & Beverage Industry Faces Close Scrutiny in 2015 8

McGuireWoods – For 2015, the food and beverage industry will experience governmental attention on a number of fronts. Given the Department of Justice’s recent success in prosecuting food manufacturing executives on criminal charges, the industry likely will see more of the same in the near future. Expect further impact due to President Obama’s immigration reform …

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The Dangers in the “Shrink Wrap” Contracts –

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Blank Rome – -Ninth Circuit Holds that Putative TCPA Class Action Is Not Subject to Arbitration Clause in Shrinkwrap Contract   Action Item: Companies utilizing “shrinkwrap” or form contracts within product packaging or in “Welcome Kits” should take steps to conspicuously disclose the terms of such agreements. The disclosures to consumers must be explicit and …

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Foley Hoag’s Product Liability Update

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Law firm Foley Hoag publishes their quarterly update on product liability issues. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Holds Foreign Manufacturer Which Pled Meritorious Personal Jurisdiction Defense in Answer, But Did Not Move to Dismiss, Forfeited Defense By Participating in Merits Discovery for Eighteen Months Before Pressing Defense in Summary Judgment Motion In American International Ins. Co. …

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Gun Maker’s Product Liability Ruling Reinstated

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A product liability lawsuit against the gun maker Smith & Wesson has been reinstated by a federal appeals court, who say the lower court should have permitted expert evidence despite it contradicting the plaintiff’s own evidence about the circumstances relating to a firearms accident in 2006. Business Insurance report that Mark Lee was injured in …

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