product liability


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product liability

The debt that manufacturers and sellers owe the public for any damages their products cause. In health care, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and applicable tort law regulate the responsibility for consumer product safety of medical devices, new technologies, prostheses and implants, telecommunications machinery, office equipment, supplies, and drugs.
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Product liability lawsuits arrived before a globalized legal structure was in place to deal with them, sparking today's catch-up effort toward harmonized laws.
What can be learned by these past failed attempts at product liability reform?
For the last 12 years, the Product Liability Coordinating Committee (PLCC) has supported this reform movement.
The NMTBA claims studies show that, for every $6 paid out to claimants by insurance companies for product liability, another $7 is paid for lawyers and other transaction costs.
I was impressed with their commitment to client service excellence through their Client Service Pledge, their strong product liability practice and the camaraderie in the D.
School of Law) also intends this casebook to provide a thorough understanding of general themes of tort law that run through products liability and to show how doctrinal controversies in product liability result out of the evolutionary processes of common law.
Jones and Thames cited as leading product liability lawyers
A nationwide survey of jury cases found that plaintiffs won cases more frequently than the defense in 2000, and the median compensatory awards have risen steadily since 1994 in premises liability, product liability and medical malpractice cases.
Mealey Publications (King of Prussia, PA) has begun the publication of two new information products, including Mealey's Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce and Mealey's Product Liability & Risk.
Mealey said the publication will feature reporting on litigation trends affecting product liability litigation, including punitive damage rulings, tort reform efforts, damage cap rulings and relevant data taken from manufacturers' SEC filings.
Its rules would have governed product liability lawsuits in state and federal courts.
172(f), "specified liability losses" are the sum of three types of deductible losses: (1) product liability losses, (2) losses due to liabilities arising under Federal or state law and (3) losses due to liabilities arising out of torts.

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