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Court Finds Amazon Not Liable for Product Liability Associated with Product Sold Online—A Major Victory for Online Retailers

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

A major lawsuit won by Amazon sets the tone for product liability cases brought against similar online retailers. Specifically, in May, a federal appellate court affirmed a finding by a district court that online retailer Amazon is not liable for damages related to a product defect caused by a product that was purchased on… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court Paves the Way for Government Takings If There Is Any “Public Use Benefit”

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

A decision made by the Texas Supreme Court in late May will have significant repercussions for construction litigation, well property development. specifically, the Court held that the condemnation of land owned by a private developer was legal because it was done for a proper public use; even if it did benefit one business over… Read More »

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Medical Device Makers May Soon Face Increased Risk of Product Liability Lawsuits

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

A new push to bring more artificial intelligence (AI)-based medical devices to the market could also open the door for more product liability lawsuits to be brought against manufacturers and companies if the technology changes after the device is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Specifically, if the device changes significantly, it… Read More »

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When Etsy and Small Business Owners Are Sued for Products Liability

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

When people think of product liability defense, they usually think of major products and manufacturers, such as the pharmaceutical industry. However, product liability claims also affect small business owners who sell on websites such as Etsy. Subsequently, in spite of the company’s disclaimers concerning product liability lawsuits, Etsy, its sellers, and related companies are… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Seeks Administration’s View On Important Software Copyright Case

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

On April 29, the U.S. Supreme Court asked the Trump Administration to provide its views on whether it should hear an important copyright lawsuit which could very broadly define the level of copyright protection for software in the industry. The case involves Google’s appeal to Oracle Corp’s copyright infringement lawsuit involving their Android operating… Read More »

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New Tax Strategies That Could Make Divorce Settlements Easier

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

Now that the alimony deduction has disappeared, there are a number of new tax strategies that divorce lawyers have worked on in order to make divorce settlements easier. Divorce negotiations understandably became more difficult this year due to the sweeping overhaul of the tax code. A number of people ended up owing more than… Read More »

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FDA Makes Major Announcement Halting Sales of Medical Device Pelvic Mesh

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

On April 16, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a significant announcement concerning the medical device known as the pelvic mesh. Specifically, the FDA ordered all medical device companies still selling the product to stop sales and distribution throughout the United States. The product was manufactured and has been used since the 1970s… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Makes Landmark—and Long Overdue—Copyright Infringement Decision

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

On March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision finally bringing copyright law in line with patent and trademark law. Specifically, the Court ruled that, in order for a business or other part to sue for copyright infringement, the copyright owner must have their Federal Copyright Registration in possession, i.e. completed.  Until… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Product Manufacturers Can Be Held Liable for Third-Party Modifications in Maritime Law Context

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

On March 19, the U.S. Supreme Court made an important decision regarding products liability and the ability for permits manufacturers to be sued for modifications made to their products by third parties. The lawsuit was brought by two veterans who alleged that they were injured by the asbestos present in the Navy equipment they… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court Reinforces the Importance of the Contract

By Colvin, Saenz, Rodriguez & Kennamer L.L.P. |

The Texas Supreme Court recently made an important decision concerning oral representations made after two parties have already entered into a formal contract. Ultimately, the Court’s decision was that a party may not justifiably rely on oral misrepresentations made by another party when those misrepresentations are already contradicted by the terms of a contract… Read More »

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