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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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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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How to Use a Plaintiff’s FitBit to Bolster Your Defense to a Civil Claim

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

You’ve probably seen people wearing mobile devices on their wrists, biceps, and other areas. These devices are known as “wearables” and they are gaining in popularity. In fact,  it has been reported that approximately 1-in-6 consumers in the U.S. have a wearable device like a Fitbit, Apple Watch, and so forth. The concept of… Read More »

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Strategy for Getting a Case Out of State Court and into Federal Court

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

Plaintiffs lawyers often try to invoke something commonly referred to as the forum defendant rule in order to keep a defendant in state court where the plaintiff attorney believes they have a better chance of securing a verdict in their favor. This rule is codified in Chapter 21 of the United States Code §… Read More »

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Dispelling Some Common Myths in Hip Implant Litigation

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

When some plaintiffs file product liability lawsuits alleging harm from a defective hip implant, they make two arguments that are specious at best: first, that the hip implant device is defective the moment it fails; and second, causation can be established for a failure-to-warn claim by asserting that the plaintiff would not have agreed… Read More »

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