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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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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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With New Technology Comes a Changing Risk & Liability Landscape

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

While new technology promises to solve a number of human error-related problems in our everyday lives, it also carries with it a huge liability and insurance claim risk. For example, while workplace and auto accidents are expected to reduce over time due to the incorporation of new technology, cyber risk liabilities are expected to… Read More »

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How Responsible Can An E-Commerce Company Be In Product Liability Litigation?

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

How does product liability litigation work in the modern workplace, where sellers like Amazon are not the same company as the designer, manufacturer, and often even the original seller? A product liability case recently brought in Southeast Texas against the company could address this very question. The lawsuit alleges that there were injuries due… Read More »

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New Study Sheds Light on How Product Liability Affects Innovation

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

In 2016, product liability cases accounted for approximately 70 percent of the personal injury cases filed in all U.S. district courts. One recent example is the case brought against General Motors in connection with faulty ignition switches, which resulted in a $2.5 billion settlement. An important new study out of Harvard Business School examines… Read More »

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Automotive Products Liability and Autonomous Vehicles

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

While there is no question that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will prevent many accidents every year, what to do when accidents arise is still ultimately a question of product liability. Concerns over product liability are now one of the main obstacles to the industry’s development and sales. As these vehicles gain more and more traction… Read More »

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The Difference between “Seller” and “Marketplace” in Product Liability Litigation

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

June marked another successful liability ruling in Amazon’s favor, where yet another judge found that even though a product was purchased off Amazon’s website, Amazon itself was not responsible for damage or injuries caused by that product (i.e. in a product liability claim). This particular case involved an “exploding hoverboard,” which reportedly burned down… Read More »

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Tools to Defend Against Improper Manufacturing and Marketing Claims

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

There has been a scourge of product liability lawsuits brought this spring against drug manufacturers that all drug companies should be aware of. While previous industries were often left unprotected and vulnerable to claims like these brought in court, legislators have incorporated immunity into various laws in order to help companies defend against design,… Read More »

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Texas Families Suing General Motors under Questionable Crashworthiness Claims

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

In April, two Texas families sued General Motors for alleged safety defects involving vehicle head restraints linked to two separate accidents, both of which involved the 2016 Chevy Malibu. The lawsuits allege that one of the drivers was killed—and the other paralyzed from the neck down—when they were rear-ended last October as a result… Read More »

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Product Liability Claim Filed Against “Ice Cream” Manufacturer

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

Product liability litigation isn’t just limited to claims related to auto accidents or claims against medical device manufacturers; it can also be brought in relation to alleged labeling and deception claims. Take, for example, the recent lawsuit filed against the company Halo Top by a consumer who claims that he was tricked into purchasing… Read More »

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