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Adobe PDFThe International Comparative Legal Guide to Product liability
Agus Ahadi Deradjat, Hans Adiputra Kurniawan; Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro (ABNR);
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published by Global Legal Group as part of its cross border guide to Product Liability. on May 2014
This article examines the product liability laws in Indonesia.

 

HTMLTexas Supreme Court Enforces Medical Criteria for Claims Involving Asbestos and Declares the Application of Chapter 90 Constitutional
Shawn D. Golden, Sean Higgins, James H. Powers; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014
In a 5-4 opinion issued in Union Carbide Corporation v. Daisy E. Synatzske et al. No. 12-0617 (Tex. July 3, 2014), the Texas Supreme Court held that Chapter 90 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code as applied to the plaintiffs does not violate the Texas Constitution’s prohibition...

 

HTMLGM Recall Update: Full GM Recall List
Todd A. Walburg; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
General Motors announced on June 30, 2014 the recall of another 8.4 million automobiles, bringing the total number of vehicles recalled by GM this year to over 29 million worldwide. Out of the total number of vehicles recalled, 8.2 million are linked to the faulty key ignition system that causes...

 

HTMLThe Return of the Slime Monster
Matthew S. Hendricks; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014
The news is quietly starting to find its way back into internet chat rooms and food web blogs regarding mechanically separated meat products (MSM) - more often referred to by their detractors as “pink slime”. MSM is made by a process in which parts of animal carcasses left over after...

 

HTMLExpect a New Chairman and Five Member CPSC Next Week
Heyl Royster Voelker Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014
Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on the Senate Floor (video clip below) that the Senate will consider and vote on the nominations of Elliot Kaye and Joe Mohorovic on Monday, July 28th. President Obama nominated Kaye to serve as the next Chairman and as a Commissioner of...

 

HTMLCPSC Nominees Kaye, Mohorovic, and Adler Sent to Senate Floor for Confirmation Vote
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
Today the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved three pending nominations for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Committee approved Elliot Kaye as Chairman and Joe Mohorovic and Bob Adler as Commissioners to the CPSC. Although the Committee approved his...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Considers Component Parts Doctrine
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
Last week, the California Supreme Court granted review of Ramos v. Brenntag Specialties, Inc. to resolve a split in the Second Appellate District regarding the application of California’s component parts doctrine. The component parts doctrine stands for the proposition that a company that...

 

HTMLDefendants Win Summary Judgment In Australian Plane Crash Case In Illinois Federal Court
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
The estate administrators of victims of an Australia plane crash sued three companies in the United States alleging that the pilots’ navigational charts and the plane’s ground proximity warning system (“GPWS”) caused the crash. In granting the defendants’ motion for...

 

HTMLRound Three: California Appellate Courts Home in on Duty of Care in Household Asbestos Exposure
Eimi Watanabe; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
On June 3, 2014, Wilson Elser issued a Client Alert on the decision in Johnny Blaine Kesner Jr. v. Superior Court of Alameda County (2014) 226 Cal.App.4th 251, in which the First District Court of Appeal held that an employer owed a duty of care to a third party for exposure to asbestos through...

 

HTMLAsbestos MDL Court Concludes Punitive Damages For Unseaworthiness Allowed For Seaman But Not For A Seaman’s Personal Representative In Survival Actions
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
In the consolidated asbestos products liability MDL pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the court had the opportunity last week to address significant issues with respect to the maritime cases in the MDL brought by various merchant marines and their...

 


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