Archive for the ‘Product Liability’ Category

New York Implements Multistate “Uniform” Bar Exam

July 15th, 2015

One of the most daunting prospects a recent graduate of law school has to face is the dreaded bar examination. For decades, each state had its own version of the test, but in 2011, Missouri rolled out a so-called uniform bar exam that fifteen other states have since implemented. The newest, and the most high-profile,…


Congressional Bill Threatens Federal Class Action Lawsuits

June 24th, 2015

This blog has long advocated that the class action suit is a core component of the civil justice system, one that provides a class of plaintiffs redress from corporate wrongdoing. (See our previous post, “How Class Action Lawsuits Help All Americans” for a more detailed discussion.) Class actions are not limited to consumer protection, but…


Feldman Shepherd Attorneys Sue IKEA on Behalf of Bereaved Parents

June 3rd, 2015

Everyone who owns a piece of IKEA furniture knows that it can be a real pain to assemble. But, tragically, items from the Scandinavian retailer have proven to be dangerous—and in some instances even deadly. Such is the terrible case of Curren Collas, a two-year-old boy who died last February after being crushed in his…


Takata Corporation Faces Wider Recall, Fines, and a Class Action Suit

April 15th, 2015

Last year saw more auto recalls in the United States than any other year in the country’s history (one trade publication has even dubbed 2014 “the infamous Year of The Recalls”). This blog has been covering the massive Takata airbag recall—which has officially claimed the lives of at least six people and is thought to…


Many Generic Herbal Supplements Not Herbal At All

March 18th, 2015

Health experts have long criticized store-brand herbal supplements. And finally they have been vindicated. The Attorney General’s office recently oversaw testing on products from nationwide chains like Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and GNC, finding that only a very small minority contained any of the ingredients listed on their labels. The office also sent messages to these…


Youth Football League Faces Brain Injury Lawsuit

March 11th, 2015

Last June, this blog published an article about President Obama’s so-called “concussion conference,” which he called to address mild traumatic brain injuries in young athletes that many alleged were leading to mental illness and other adverse effects. This came around the same time that about 5,000 former NFL players brought a lawsuit against the league,…


Campaign Finance Threatens Political and Judicial Impartiality

February 18th, 2015

Back in November, we argued that in recent years campaign finance—especially among potential judges—has undermined Americans’ faith in the judicial branch. Thanks to ThePopTort.com, we’ve got more bad news on that front after only a few months’ time. The legal blog mentions the recent case of Altria, Philip Morris’ parent company, whose executives contributed half…


Drug Companies Spend Millions Marketing Redundant and Potentially Dangerous Treatments

February 4th, 2015

The investigative journalism website ProPublica, in conjunction with the New York Times medical blog The Upshot, recently published an article analyzing drug companies’ spending over the past five months in order to ascertain what drugs and medical devices they were promoting most heavily. The answer, it turns out, are medications that are not particularly cutting…


Pharmacy Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Faces Criminal Charges

January 7th, 2015

Back in October 2012, this blog began covering a fungal meningitis outbreak originating in Massachusetts that eventually killed sixty-four people and injured over 750 more across twenty states. Authorities traced the debilitating outbreak to the New England Compounding Center, a pharmaceutical company that provided personalized medications for medical professionals throughout the country. In the ensuing…


Generic Drugmaker Makes Potentially Dangerous Product, Sues FDA for Slowing Its Sale

December 17th, 2014

This blog has been covering issues related to generic drugs—warning labels, FDA oversight, and legal immunity—for more than a year, but this industry is nothing if not persistent. One of the largest manufacturers of generic pharmaceuticals in the world—Ranbaxy Laboratories, with net revenue of $2 billion in 2012—has provided material that lends itself to an…


 
 
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