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Product Liability Defense Campaign Launched Against Attack on Baby Powder Products

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

On December 17, Johnson & Johnson released a powerful rebuttal in response to a number of product liability lawsuits it has faced concerning its talc-contained Baby Powder product. The rebuttal was specifically published in response to recent Reuters coverage arguing that the company knew for years that its product caused cancer but kept it… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court to Hear Business Dispute That Could End Punitive Damages

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

During the second week of December, the Texas Supreme Court heard an important business/commercial litigation case that legal experts indicate could spell the death of punitive damages for civil disputes. The litigation involves claims that one business (Mercedes) intentionally devised a scheme to defraud another (a smaller dealership run by Carduco) via sabotage; specifically,… Read More »

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Department Of Justice Releases New Corporate Liability Memo

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

In late November, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) updated its policy known as the “Yates Memo,” which addresses the investigation and prosecution of those involved in corporate wrongdoing. There is no question that the new policy will have a significant effect on corporate liability and executive accountability. DOJ Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein announced… Read More »

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Jury Verdict in Monsanto Toxic Tort Case Highlights Remaining Scientific Uncertainty

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

A recent jury verdict in the amount of $289 million against the agribusiness Monsanto in connection with whether their product “Roundup weed-killer” (glyphosate)—one of the common herbicides used globally—causes cancer has a number of companies that can be sued for toxic tort issues concerned, and highlights just how tricky these types of cases can… Read More »

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Using Assumption of the Risk Defense in Product & Premises Liability Claims

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

As attorneys who work in product liability defense here in Texas, one of the most common defenses we rely on is a doctrine known as the implied assumption of risk. This refers to a plaintiff acquiescing or consenting in an appreciated, known, or obvious risk to their safety. The doctrine can frequently preempt having… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Lets Texas Corporate Officer Liability Decision Stand

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

In November, the U.S. Supreme Court denied hearing the appeal of a Texas Supreme Court ruling finding that a corporate officer was personally liable under Texas law for failing to comply with a hazardous waste compliance plan. In doing so, it let stand the court’s finding that corporate officers can be held personally liable… Read More »

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November Update: Texas Product Liability Claims

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

In late November, a number of new product liability cases were filed in Southeast Texas. The first was filed against Samsung Electronics America, Inc., claiming that a defective Smartphone exploded while the plaintiff was holding it; allegedly because the manufacturer failed to meet basic safety standards and did not provide a warning when they… Read More »

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Corporate Liability for Accidents Involving Employees

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

We all know that driving and talking on the phone—or engaging in other distracted driving activities—can be extremely dangerous in terms of public safety, but what about corporate liability? When it comes to distracted drivers who are engaging in work-related activities, the reality is that private employers can sometimes be held liable for the… Read More »

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Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court Will Bolster Corporate Interests

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

The confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court carries with it a number of implications when it comes to corporate regulations, liability, and business interests. Specifically, his confirmation is expected to significantly weaken a number of government regulations, such as those addressing bank regulations, elections, environmental regulations, climate change, net neutrality,… Read More »

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SCOTUS Declining Lead Paint Ruling Could Open the Door to Broad Corporate Liability

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

On October 15, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling against paint manufacturers which orders them to pay more than $400 million for lead paint inspection and removal in a number of homes in the U.S. Experts predict that the Court declining to hear the case could… Read More »

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