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Meador v. Apple, Inc.
United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability, Cyberspace Law
Held that Apple Inc. was not liable for a fatal car crash that happened when a distracted driver looked down to read a text message on her iPhone 5....
12/18/2018 17-40968
Modisette v. Apple Inc.
California Court of Appeal
Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability, Cyberspace Law
Held that Apple Inc. was not liable for a five-year-old girl's death and injuries to her family members that occurred when a driver using the FaceTime...
12/14/2018 H044811
Mechling v. Asbestos Defendants
California Court of Appeal
Product Liability, Insurance Law
In an asbestos exposure personal injury case, affirmed that an insurance company was entitled to have default judgments set aside. The insurance...
12/11/2018 A150132
Smith v. Chrysler Group, LLC
United States Fifth Circuit
Product Liability
Affirmed summary judgment for an automobile manufacturer in a product liability case arising from a deadly car crash.
11/26/2018 17-40901
Hart v. Keenan Properties
California Court of Appeal
Construction, Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Reversed a $1.6 million jury verdict in an individual's asbestos-related personal injury lawsuit. Held that there was no admissible evidence that the...
11/19/2018 A152692
Marteney v. Elementis Chemicals Inc.
California Court of Appeal
Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Affirmed a wrongful death judgment in favor of the children of a man who died from mesothelioma, in a lawsuit brought against a chemical company.
11/01/2018 B283411
Sandifer v. Hoyt Archery, Inc.
United States Fifth Circuit
Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Held that an archery equipment manufacturer was not liable under the Louisiana Products Liability Act for the death of a man who, while at home, was...
10/24/2018 17-30124
Allen v. Walmart Stores, LLC
United States Fifth Circuit
Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Held that Walmart and other defendants were not liable for a drug-abuse death that resulted from inhaling aerosol dust remover purchased at a Walmart...
10/16/2018 17-20404
In re Johnson and Johnson Talcum Powder Products Litigation
United States Third Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a consumer who purchased baby powder without being informed that it increased the risk of ovarian cancer (as she alleged it did) had no...
09/06/2018 17-2980
Kim v. Toyota Motor Corp.
Supreme Court of California
Evidence, Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a defendant in a product liability action could introduce industry custom-and-practice evidence. The plaintiff, who alleged that he was...
08/27/2018 S232754

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