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Category Archives: Product Liability Defense

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3M’s Military Earplug Lawsuit Explained

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

One of the biggest product liability lawsuits we’ve seen in recent years is 3M’s class-action lawsuit over defective military earplugs. Hundreds of thousands of veterans have taken legal action against 3M for these earplugs, which plaintiffs claim were defective. After a long and rocky road, the first official trial began in 2021. This allowed… Read More »

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What New Amazon Lawsuits Mean For Your E-Commerce Business In Texas

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

New lawsuits surrounding tech giant Amazon have certainly changed the way we look at product liability law. Previously, the e-commerce titan seemed completely untouchable. Even when products sold by Amazon caused serious injuries and problems for customers, Amazon was able to defend itself effectively against virtually any lawsuit it faced. Today, things are starting… Read More »

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Amazon Protected By Top Texas Court: What It Means For E-Commerce Businesses

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

Over the past few years, one of the biggest stories in the world of product liability lawsuits has involved Amazon. The question is simple: is Amazon liable for the safety of the products sold on its platform, even though they are produced by third-party manufacturers? In some states, such as California, courts have surprisingly… Read More »

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The Famous “State Of The Art” Defense: How Does It Work In Texas Product Liability?

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

If your company is facing a product liability lawsuit, you may not be familiar with the wide-ranging lexicon of legal terminology. After all, it’s your lawyer’s job to understand this confusing terminology, not yours. However, it might be worth gaining an understanding of one particular legal term known as “state of the art.” This… Read More »

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Minimizing The Legal Impact Of A Product Recall In South Texas

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

Product recalls are a regular occurrence for many product-based corporations in Texas. In late 2020, a Texas A&M diagnostic lab detected aflatoxin contamination in pet food sold by Midwestern Pet Foods. This resulted in a widespread product recall. In 2021, it was announced that Trident Seafoods had issued a voluntary recall in Texas for… Read More »

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The Most Effective Defenses For Product Liability Lawsuits

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

In West Texas, there are plenty of hardworking entrepreneurs who are creating incredible products for people around the world. Unfortunately, there will always be a few customers who manage to somehow injure themselves while using these products. Even the most innocuous and harmless items often become the basis for product liability claims. If you… Read More »

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3 Tips to Protect Yourself Against Product Liability Lawsuits

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

You might think that you have nothing in common with the companies that paid out product liability settlements after their products caused catastrophic damage.  Your product is not Thalidomide, Roundup, those Toyota brakes that made the cars keep accelerating, or the prescription painkillers that helped fuel the opioid epidemic.  Even if it seems to… Read More »

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The Daubert Standard Is a Defendant’s Best Friend in Product Liability Lawsuits

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

If you had a penny for every time you had ever seen that clickbait headline that “gut doctors” allegedly tell you to avoid, you would have enough money to pay a six-figure judgment to every dissatisfied customer who had ever done business with your company.  Misinformation, especially about medicine and science, has a way… Read More »

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Amazon Comes Under Fire for Selling Allegedly Hazardous Products Through Its Own AmazonBasics Product Line & Price Gouging During Pandemic

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

In September, several senators demanded that Amazon recall a number of its own “Amazonbasics” products that have been reported by consumers to be fire hazards. Specifically, the senators accused the company of ignoring consumer safety complaints and continuing to sell products that have already been linked to explosions, fires, melting, physical harm, smoking, and… Read More »

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Texas Federal Court Rules Against Amazon, Finding That It Can Be Sued for Third Parties’ Defective Products Sold On Website

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

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas recently weighed in on the heavily anticipated case against Amazon.com that could open the door to completely transforming product liability, finding that Amazon.com, Inc. can be held liable as a “seller” under Texas product liability laws for defective products sold by a third-party… Read More »

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