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Product Liability

Are Retailers Liable for Defective Products?

June 14, 2021 Product Liability

When a retailer advertises an item for sale, it is implied that they ensure the product is safe and suitable for use. Even though a retailer may not have manufactured or distributed a defective product, they can be held liable for any injuries or losses caused by a product they sold. 

What Do You Do if You Were Injured by a Defective Product You Purchased?

Being injured by a defective product can be a terrifying and unexpected experience. The steps you take after can significantly impact the success of your potential claim. After being hurt: 

Get Medical Care

Your health is the first priority.

Who is Legally Responsible For Defective Products?

June 9, 2021 Product Liability

Any party involved in a defective product’s chain of distribution can be legally responsible if it causes harm. In most cases, the liability falls on the manufacturer and sometimes the retailer.

What is Product Liability Negligence?

June 4, 2021 Product Liability

When pursuing a product liability claim, there are several different legal theories on which you can base your claim. Those include strict liability, breach of warranty, and negligence. 

The Theory of Negligence 

Consumers expect products to be safe when used as they are intended.

Ninth Circuit says Snapchat potentially liable for driving fatalities

by Jeremy Robinson

On May 4, 2021, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in Lemmon v. Snap, Inc., No. 20-55295, that Snap, Inc., the maker of the popular social media app Snapchat, was not protected by the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), 47 U.S.C.

Historic Settlement Approved in Wake of VW Emissions Cheating Scandal

October 28, 2016 Blog,Product Liability

A federal judge approved one of the largest settlements in U.S. history earlier this week, paving the way for German auto giant Volkswagen to make amends with U.S. owners of VWs (Beetles, Golfs, Jettas and Passats) as well as Audis impacted by the emissions cheating scandal. 

Criminal Charges Sought Against Lumber Liquidators

May 4, 2015 Blog,Product Liability

In an ongoing investigation over imported products, the Department of Justice is seeking criminal charges against beleaguered flooring retailer, Lumber Liquidators. Justice Department Seeks Criminal Charges

Charges are being filed against the company under the Lacy Act, which prohibits imports of illegally sourced wood. 

A New Set of Recalls at GM

June 24, 2014 Blog,Product Liability

The recalls keep rolling in at GM. The carmaker recently announced it will change or replace the keys for nearly 3.4 million cars because their weight may cause the ignition switch to turn off.