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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However, party issues can become more complicated in multiparty litigation, and when considering how an appeal may affect those who are not made parties to the appeal.
One purpose the drafters did not have, however, was to create a device for the aggregation of multiparty litigation. That type of litigation still lay largely in the future.(12) Even mass-tort cases - or "mass-accident" cases as they were known then(13) - such as airplane-crash and hotel-fire cases, were thought to be beyond the Rule.
While Internet depositions let large firms involved in multiparty litigation send only one representative to the deposition, online sessions can also let small office practitioners be more productive by staying in the office.