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Whose Choice Is It Anyway? Split Decisions Over Choice of Law and The Impact On Your Defense Strategy

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has been embroiled in a mass tort MDL in Philadelphia for its anti-psychotic drug, Risperdal, for almost a year now.  So far in 2015, the juries have split – three in

Posted in Choice of Law, FDA

Litigation In The Marijuana Industry Lights Up

The country’s first products liability class action has hit the marijuana industry with the filing of various tort, strict liability and contract claims against LivWell, Inc. in Colorado state court last month.  The complaint purports to define two classes—a medical

Posted in Duty To Warn, Manufacturer

FTC Announces Red Light on Unqualified “Green Approved” Seals

Updated to clarify that this post is not about Green Seal, Inc. but the environmental seals or certifications warned against in a recent FTC update. Manufacturers of consumer products labeled with unspecified environmental certification seals (“green seals”) may find themselves subject to

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Morello v. Kenco Toyota Lift: No Duty to Advise Of Optional Safety Devices

Just last week, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed plaintiff’s negligence and §402(B) strict liability claims on summary judgment in Morello v. Kenco Toyota Lift, et al.  The court reserved dismissal of the §402(A) and related breach of implied warranty

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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
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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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