Product liability
Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those produc...
Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims for Compensation
If you or a loved one has contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit for compensation. Learn more here.
Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Thompson
Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Thompson, 478 U.S. 804 (1986), was a United States Supreme Court decision involving the original jurisdiction of the federal district courts under 28 U.S.C. § 1331 ...
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MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co.
MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co., 217 N.Y. 382, 111 N.E. 1050 (1916) is a famous New York Court of Appeals opinion by Judge Benjamin N. Cardozo which removed the requirement of privity of contract for du...
Dalkon Shield
The Dalkon Shield was a contraceptive intrauterine device (IUD) developed by the Dalkon Corporation and marketed by the A.H. Robins Company. The Dalkon Shield was found to cause severe injury to a di...
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Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims for Compensation
If you or a loved one has contracted mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit for compensation. Learn more here.
Chinese drywall
"Chinese drywall" refers to an environmental health issue involving defective drywall manufactured in China and imported to the United States starting in 2001. Laboratory tests of samples for volatile...
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Sunland inc.
Sunland, Inc., was a production plant established in 1988 located in Portales, New Mexico, in the United States. Sunland was the nation's largest organic peanut butter processor in the nation. The com...
Mexicali Rose v. Superior Court
Mexicali Rose v. Superior Court, 1 Cal. 4th 67 (1992), was a Supreme Court of California case in which the court’s decision held that restaurants, grocery stores, and other food service establishments...
Liability for Defective Products Act 1991
The Liability for Defective Products Act 1991 is an Act of the Oireachtas that augmented Irish law on product liability formerly based solely on negligence. It introduced a strict liability regime for...
Product recall
A product recall is a request to return a product after the discovery of safety issues or product defects that might endanger the consumer or put the maker/seller at risk of legal action. The recall i...
Automobile products liability
When a person makes a claim for personal injury damages which have resulted from the presence of a dangerous or defective automobile, he asserts a Product Liability claim against the automobile's manu...
StarLink corn recall
The StarLink corn recalls occurred in the autumn of 2000, when over 300 food products were found to contain a genetically modified corn that had not been approved for human consumption. It was the fir...
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Product liability in the Republic of Ireland
Irish law on product liability was for most of its history based solely on negligence. With the Liability for Defective Products Act, 1991 it has now also the benefit of a statutory, strict liability ...
Product liability in the Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia
Market share liability
Market share liability is a legal doctrine that allows a plaintiff to establish a prima facie case against a group of product manufacturers for an injury caused by a product, even when the plaintiff d...
Escola v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Escola v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co., 24 Cal.2d 453, 150 P.2d 436 (1944), was a decision of the Supreme Court of California involving an injury caused by an exploding bottle of Coca-Cola. It was an impor...
Prior art
Prior art (state of the art or background art), in most systems of patent law, constitutes all information that has been made available to the public in any form before a given date that might be rele...
2009-2010 Toyota vehicle recalls
Three separate but related recalls of automobiles by Toyota Motor Corporation occurred at the end of 2009 and start of 2010. Toyota initiated the recalls, the first two with the assistance of the U.S...
2009-2010 Toyota vehicle recalls - Wikipedia
Chysky v. Drake Bros. Co.
Chysky v. Drake Bros. Co., 235 N.Y. 468, 139 N.E. 576 (1922), was a products liability case before the New York Court of Appeals. The Court held that a plaintiff cannot recover from a defendant based ...
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State of the art
The term "state of the art" refers to the highest level of general development, as of a device, technique, or scientific field achieved at a particular time. It also refers to the level of development...
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Product Liability Directive
The Product Liability Directive 85/374/EEC is a directive of the Council of the European Union that created a regime of strict liability for defective products.
A system of strict product liabilit...
Donoghue v Stevenson
Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562 was a foundational decision in Scots delict law and English tort law by the House of Lords. It created the modern concept of negligence, by setting out general princ...
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Grant v The Australian Knitting Mills
Grant v The Australian Knitting Mills ([1936] A.C. 562) is a landmark case in consumer law from 1936. It is often used as a benchmark in legal cases, and as an example for students studying law.
D...
2012 peanut butter recall
A peanut butter recall was voluntarily issued in September 2012 by Sunland Inc. due to Salmonella.
After further investigation, the recall included all 240 products, made at Sunland's production ...
Domestic Fuels Protection Act
The Domestic Fuels Protection Act is legislation pending in the U.S. Congress to protect domestic producers and sellers of ethanol, biodiesel, and other clean fuels from liability to end-users who put...