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Burch v. CertainTeed Corp.
California Court of Appeal
Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
In a product liability case, held that a manufacturer of asbestos-cement pipe was liable to a plumber who contracted mesothelioma following many years...
04/15/2019 A151633
Gibbons v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
United States Second Circuit
Product Liability, Drugs & Biotech
Affirmed the dismissal of product liability claims against the maker of a blood-thinning medicine that allegedly caused patients harm. Held that the...
03/26/2019 17‐2638
Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries
United States Supreme Court
Military Law, Product Liability, Admiralty
Revived a maritime tort lawsuit against manufacturers of turbines and other equipment for three Navy ships. Family members of two deceased Navy...
03/19/2019 17–1104
Deere and Co. v. Allstate Insurance Co.
California Court of Appeal
Product Liability, Insurance Law
In a coverage dispute between an insured and its insurers, held that the trial court erred in ruling in favor of the insurers on certain issues. The...
02/25/2019 A145170
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

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