Monthly Archives: September 2015

Volkswagen Defeated?

Last week, on September 18, 2015, the EPA issued a News Release revealing that Volkswagen Group of America (“Volkswagen”) sold cars incorporating a “defeat device” as defined in the Clean Air Act (“CAA”) to purposefully evade federal and state emissions

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Welcome, and thank you for joining Cozen O’Connor on the Products Liability Prevention and Defense Blog, or, as we like to call it, the PLPD blog. This blog is intended to provide regular updates on product liability trends, decisions and

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Thornton v. M7 Aerospace: A Blueprint For How Companies Can Better Control, Predict And Limit Their Liability

The Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Thornton v. M7 Aerospace, LP should serve as a reminder to companies that purchase or succeed to assets of a product manufacturer that liability may follow if they do not act cautiously and deliberately

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Posted in Duty To Warn, Successor Liability

3D Printing and You

Last year I was honored as the outgoing president of a local bar association and was given a lovely glass award, a proclamation from the mayor, and a 3D printed car.  Not a real car mind you, but tiny replica

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Manufacturer Liability for Drones on the Horizon

Practically every day there are media reports of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, making unfortunate landings at concerts, parades and sporting events.  In October of 2014, Albania was awarded a victory in a European Championship soccer

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Winning Product Liability Cases with Particularly Devastating Injuries

In product liability litigation, many of the cases involve horrible things that have happened to good people. Often they then sue a company looking to assess blame and receive some form or compensation or satisfaction. At first blush, that’s more

Posted in Manufacturer, Mississippi, Proximate Causation

New FDA Rules Focus on Prevention, Not Remediation

In today’s world, it is an unfortunate reality that food products can be the subject of contamination, as well as subsequent recall and litigation. This issue poses a problem to all sectors of the food industry: produce (recent salmonella found

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Products Liability Prevention & Defense
Our attorneys represent foreign and domestic designers, manufacturers, and distributors of a diverse array of products, from food and drugs to industrial equipment and building materials. We help clients respond to major personal injury and property damage claims in the form of single-product cases, class actions, mass torts, and multidistrict litigation, as well as all types of congressional, regulatory, or criminal investigations. Our team works closely with corporate counsel to minimize a company’s overall liability and establish efficient protocols for fielding claims and advise on labeling, marketing, manuals and instructions, supply and distribution contracts, and insurance and indemnification issues.
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