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Important Products Liability Case to Watch In 2019

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

There is one very important products liability case that will be argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019 and should be watched closely by all manufacturers: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Doris Albrecht, et al. The case was last decided by the Third Circuit in 2017, and involves allegations that… Read More »

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Texas Products Liability Lawsuit Filed Over Allegedly Defective Earplugs Provided To Veterans

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

A product liability claim was filed against 3M Company in Texas in late January over the “Combat Arms” earplugs that were issued to U.S. military veterans between 2002 and 2013, alleging that the company’s defective design and manufacture and failure to warn users or provide proper instructions with the product resulted in harm to… Read More »

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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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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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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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