Millions of Drop-Down Cribs Recalled

Putting one infant-safety risk to bed In 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of over 2 million drop-down cribs.  The companies affected by the recalls are: Child Craft (out of business) Delta Enterprise Corp. of New…

Why Manufacturers Refuse to Name Vendors as Additional Insured

A troubling dilemma More and more manufacturers refuse to name their clients as Additional Insured on their Product Liability insurance policies. Or, they go to the other extreme and require being named Additional Insured on their clients’ policies. This is…

Graco and Simplicity in the News Again for Recalls

How do they survive so many baby products recalls? How does the Graco and Simplicity product name survive? It seems to experience major baby products recalls about every other month. Graco and Simplicity distinguishes itself as one of the most…

State-to-State Variability: Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations (time an injured party has to file notice of a lawsuit) is fairly consistent from state to state; however, the legal exception for minors can stop the statute of limitation and allow the injured party until their eighteenth birthday to file suit.

State-to-State Variability: Statute of Repose

Statute of Repose is another state law that can vary from state to state. This law specifically deals with the time allowed after the sale of a product a product liability lawsuit can be brought to the courts.

Retailer Will Pump You Up with Undeclared Steroids

Are some dietary supplement companies risking your health? The article “Retailer Pulls Supplements with Alleged Steroids” reports that online retailer Bodybuilding.com is recalling lots of 65 dietary supplements. The recalled products are believed to contain steroids, such as androstenedione, superdrol,…

State-to-State Variability: Joint & Several Liability

 Part 1 in a series If your business sells products in the U.S., Joint and Several Liability is the best example of how state laws can impact your business. In “Why Naming Multiple Defendants in a Lawsuit  is Common Practice” I…

Product Liability Claims Can Be Unpredictable

I was reviewing the website, www.recalls.gov, the other day with one specific thought in mind – how many products are on the recall list that you would never classify as high risk, but are considered dangerous enough to be recalled or removed…

Nanotechnology and Product Liabilty: The Great Unknown

Back in 2008, I wrote that nanotechnology business development would probably be forced to creep at a snail’s pace. I said that because insurance carriers view nanotechnology as the next “asbestos,”  Surely that would be difficult to insure. It turns…

The Electronic Discovery Trap Attorneys Set for Defendants

Legal tricks of the trade My previous post “Naming Multiple Defendants in a Product Liability Lawsuit” address the liberal discovery rules and high cost of compliance to defendants in Product Liability Lawsuits. Let expound on that here. Many businesses contacting…