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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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Why Product Liability Defense Is Increasingly Complex in an Era of Technological Innovation

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

Products liability law is complicated enough without also adding in the complication of artificial intelligence and the inability of the law to keep up with technological innovations. These innovations have been accused of killing individuals during surgical procedures, in industrial and factory accidents, and via semi-autonomous driving systems and cars. So how does this… Read More »

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High Stakes Product Liability Trial Begins

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

It is a products liability case that many are watching, as the outcome could very well affect hundreds of similar lawsuits around the country—A case brought against Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer by a man who claims that the product caused him to develop cancer. One jury already awarded another man close to $300 million… Read More »

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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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