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Pappas v. Philip Morris, Inc.
United States Second Circuit
Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Reinstated a wife's pro se lawsuit against a cigarette manufacturer on behalf of the estate of her late husband, who died from smoking-related...
02/12/2019 17-3842-cv
In re Volkswagen Clean Diesel Litigation
United States Ninth Circuit
Product Liability, Attorney's Fees
Affirmed an order denying more than 240 motions for attorney fees filed by non-class counsel following a settlement reached in a product liability...
01/22/2019 17-16020
Jayone Foods v. Aekyung Industrial Co. Ltd.
California Court of Appeal
International Trade, Product Liability, Civil Procedure
Held that a Korean manufacturer/distributor of household products was subject to specific personal jurisdiction in California. The company was being...
01/22/2019 B282674
Robinson v. Davol Inc.
United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Product Liability, Evidence
Held that an expert witness's testimony was properly excluded in a product liability case involving a medical device. The expert's novel theory about...
01/22/2019 17-2068
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

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