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Product Liability

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.

Calories Bolded, Sugar Content Listed In FDA’s Proposed New Nutrition Labels

February 28, 2014 Blog,Product Liability

What you don’t know won’t hurt you, right?  Not according to the Food and Drug Administration, which announced a new proposal for nutrition labels last week.

Designed to help Americans make healthier choices and limit sugar intake, calories would be bigger and bolder and the amount of added sugars would be listed on the proposed labels.  

Put Safety on Your Holiday Checklist

December 10, 2013 Blog,Product Liability

Holiday Related Injuries on the Increase, CPSC Says

Tis the season to be jolly, but holiday festivities can quickly turn into tragedy if the proper safety precautions are not followed.

According to government health officials, during the holiday season there are about 250 holiday-related injuries reported each day.

Maker Aware of 40% Failure in Hip Implant

By Barry Meier

Published: January 22, 2013

An internal analysis conducted by Johnson & Johnson in 2011 not long after it recalled a troubled hip implant estimated that the all-metal device would fail within five years in nearly 40 percent of patients who received it, newly disclosed court records show.

F.D.A. Seeks to Tighten Regulation of All-Metal Hip Implants

January 16, 2013 Blog,Product Liability

By Barry Meier

After an estimated 500,000 patients in the United States have received a type of artificial hip that is failing early in many cases, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing rules that could stop manufacturers from selling such implants.