• Strategic Tactics for Defending Recall-Related Products Liability Litigation
  • April 27, 2017 | Author: Liz Smithhart
  • Law Firm: Butler Snow LLP - Memphis Office
  • The use of recalls by manufacturers of all varieties of products, from food to automobiles to pharmaceuticals, to make sure that their products are safe in order to succeed in the marketplace, maintain credibility with their customers and comply with governmental regulations is nothing new. Nor is the inevitable fallout of resulting personal injury litigation which follows such recalls. Recalls often generate a great amount of media attention. However, with the advent of social media, the 24-hour news cycle, and the overwhelming swell in plaintiffs’ attorney television advertising, litigation claims, and often Congressional, governmental agency, Attorneys General, shareholder and other stakeholder investigations and lawsuits are more prevalent and rapid than ever. There is a vast network of plaintiffs’ lawyers who regularly monitor governmental websites for recall announcements. Recall-related litigation can have mammoth, far-reaching, and even “bet the company” effects on manufacturers.