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Reed Smith
Our recent post about the First Amendment decision in American Beverage Ass'n v. City & County of San Francisco, ___ F.3d ___, 2019 WL 387114 (9th Cir. Jan. 31
Foley & Lardner
Current trends show that technological advances and changing consumer behavior will result in mass market adoption of electric and autonomous vehicles within 10 years.
Reed Smith
We've been waiting quite a while for the FDA to modernize its positions on the truthful off-label communications by regulated manufacturers.
Reed Smith
We've written several times (here, for example) about the BAAA, 21 U.S.C. section 1604 et seq., and how it issues a get-out-of-litigation-free card to suppliers of raw materials and components.
Mintz
Then there are the myriad of CPSC practice and procedure issues.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Last week I had the honor of moderating the main-stage judges' panel at the DRI Product Liability Conference in Austin, Texas.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
The partial federal government shutdown forced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC" or "Commission") along with other agencies to close for 35 days.
Reed Smith
Congress authorized multidistrict litigation "for the convenience of parties and witnesses" and to "promote the just and efficient conduct of such actions." 28 U.S.C. §1407(a).
Foley Hoag LLP
In Roch v. Mollica, 481 Mass. 164 (2019), a member of a Massachusetts college softball team, a New Jersey resident ...
Foley Hoag LLP
All signs point to 2019 being another huge year for the cannabis industry, with medicinal and recreational use expanding to more states and the diminishing threat of federal prosecution paving the way for the industry to meet or exceed soaring market expectations.
Cooley LLP
The EC's High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence recently released the first draft of its Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI.
Reed Smith
Defendants in prescription medical product liability litigation are at an inherent disadvantage in discovery already.
Mintz
In sum, the shutdown should not cause companies to neglect their product safety duties to the CPSC or to their customers.
Reed Smith
What's done is done. No turning back. You can't go home. Unreviewable play. No breakfast balls. All simple phrases, all meaning the same thing—finality.
Foley & Lardner
While total vehicle recall campaigns are likely to be less in 2019 compared to prior years, it is likely that the recent trend of elevated numbers of lower volume recall campaigns will continue, including those increasingly involving electrical system components.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide, has dominated headlines over the last year as Monsanto has battled thousands of lawsuits ...
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Supporters of autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, often claim they will make our roads safer by removing human error from the driving equation.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Companies in the retail industry may soon be grappling with new regulations and increased litigation risk involving formaldehyde, a common chemical found in consumer products like wood glue,
Reed Smith
It was a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for Tucker Ellis' Dustin Rawlin and his breast implant defense team – and they were considerate enough to share it with us.
Foley Hoag LLP
Tiffany & Company announced last week that it would become the world's first jewelry company to share with its consumers information about the country of origin of each diamond they sell.
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Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The autonomous motor vehicle industry is growing exponentially. Various automobile manufacturers, including Audi, Ford, Volkswagen, GM, BMW, Toyota, Tesla, and Nissan, have announced that they plan to sell fully autonomous motor vehicles by 2021.
Butler Snow LLP
Many state legislatures across the country have enacted statutory measures to limit the amount of compensatory and/or punitive damages recoverable ...
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide, has dominated headlines over the last year as Monsanto has battled thousands of lawsuits ...
Foley Hoag LLP
Tiffany & Company announced last week that it would become the world's first jewelry company to share with its consumers information about the country of origin of each diamond they sell.
Arnold & Porter
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) and the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) 2018 policy
Reed Smith
Every policyholder in every industry should make sure that it in fact has obtained insurance covering the actual, specific risks presented by its line of business.
Reed Smith
Defendants in prescription medical product liability litigation are at an inherent disadvantage in discovery already.
Reed Smith
It was a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for Tucker Ellis' Dustin Rawlin and his breast implant defense team – and they were considerate enough to share it with us.
Foley & Lardner
While total vehicle recall campaigns are likely to be less in 2019 compared to prior years, it is likely that the recent trend of elevated numbers of lower volume recall campaigns will continue, including those increasingly involving electrical system components.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Companies in the retail industry may soon be grappling with new regulations and increased litigation risk involving formaldehyde, a common chemical found in consumer products like wood glue,
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