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TOPICS COVERED

  • Aircraft
  • Asbestos
  • Building and construction materials
  • Children’s products
  • Class-action litigation
  • Consumer litigation
  • Drugs
  • Electronics
  • Food and beverages
  • Lead paint
  • Machinery
  • Medical devices
  • Motor vehicles
  • Pesticides
  • Preemption
  • Product recalls and penalties
  • Product testing
  • Sports equipment
  • Tobacco
  • Toxic products
Key Laws & Regulations Covered
  • Consumer Product Safety Act
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
  • CPSC regulations
  • Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • Federal Hazardous Substances Act
  • Flammable Fabrics Act
  • Medical Device Amendments
  • Motor Vehicle Safety Act
  • NHTSA regulations

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Ocean Spray Wins Judgment In ‘No Sugar Added' Label Suit
February 27
Determining Phthalates' Potential to Harm Beset by Many Unknowns, Scientists Tell EPA
February 27
Bone Cement Suit Proceeds Against J&J; Design Defect, Warning Claims Survive
February 27
Consumer Magazine's Vehicle Picks for 2015 Feature Standard and Optional Safety Tech
February 27
Defense Verdict Upheld, Duty of Care Defined For Maryland Lead Poisoning Study Participants
February 27
CAFA Has Worked, But More Laws Needed To Curb Class Action Abuse, Republicans Say
February 27
Automakers Choose Aerospace Firm To Test Takata Air Bag Inflators
February 27
Poultry Inspection Changes, Budget Savings Draw Congressional Worries Over Food Safety
February 27
Asbestos Case Remanded for Failure To Satisfy Federal Officer Removal Statute
February 27
Original Forum's Choice of Law Controls Limitations Period for Breast Implant Case
February 27
CPSC Chairman Kaye Says to Expect Higher Civil Penalties Against Firms at Fault
February 26
Auto Whistleblower Bill Advances From Senate Commerce Committee
February 26
Nicotine Liquid Packaging Bill Approved By Senate Commerce Committee
February 26
Contact Lens Wearer Loses Appeal; Can't Show Product Defect or Causation
February 26
GNC False Advertising Suit Dismissed; Supplement Claims Not Actionable
February 26
NHTSA Orders Takata to Preserve Evidence, Upgrades Air Bag Probe to Analysis
February 26
Vilsack Urges Single Food Safety Agency; President Needs Authority to Restructure
February 26
Ford Motor Co. Wins Summary Judgment After Exclusion of Expert Causation Proof
February 25
$100M Deal Reached to End Smokers' Cases In Federal Engle-Progeny Docket in Florida
February 25
$5M Homeopathic Medicine Deal Affirmed; Reverse Auction Threat Not a Dealbreaker
February 25
J&J Told to Pay $2.5 Million In Risperdal Male Breast Growth Trial
February 25
11 State Damages Classes Certified In Wesson Oil ‘Natural' Label Litigation
February 25
Ralph Lauren, Saks Pricing Suits Dismissed; Other Outlet Pricing Actions Still Pending
February 25
J&J Wins Risperdal Verdict Cut But Must Pay $136M, S.C. Top Court Says
February 25
Proposed Rule in Vermont Would Require Disclosure of Toxics in Children's Products
February 25
ASTM Guide on Alternative Assessment Aims to Tailor Decisions to Business Context
February 25
FDA: Two Sunscreen Active Ingredients Aren't Safe, Effective; More Data Needed
February 24
Consumer Group Urges FDA To Ban Antifungal Drug Ketoconazole
February 24
New Food Database Attracts FDA Grant; Public-Private Project to Look at Brands
February 24
Counsel, Know Thy Clients: Dismissals Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 25 For Failure to Properly Substitute for Deceased Plaintiffs
February 24
FTC Challenges Two Marketers Of ‘Melanoma Detection' Phone Apps
February 24
January CPSC Recalls: IKEA Crib Mattresses Top Chart
February 24
Claims Preempted in Branded Drug Suit; Maker Couldn't Unilaterally Change Label
February 23
Fight Among Rice MDL Plaintiffs' Attorneys Won't Get Supreme Court Look
February 23
CPSC's Mohorovic Opposes Oregon Bill To Allow ATVs on Highways in State
February 23
Most Cold-Remedy Claims Proceed; CAFA Jurisdiction OK for Warranty Claims
February 23
J&J to Pay as Much as $420 Million More To Resolve Additional ASR Hip Implant Suits
February 23
$5.25 Million Deal Over Chocolate Labels In Ghirardelli Suit Gets Final Approval
February 23
Jaguar Land Rover to Recall 61,793 Vehicles For Software Flaw Affecting Air Bags
February 23
Daily $14K Fines Against Takata Needed To Get to Root of Defect, NHTSA Says
February 20
Bare Metal Defense Ruling Reconsidered, Intervening State Court Decision Cited
February 20
Crash Avoidance Rule for Trucks Sought In Safety Groups' Petition to NHTSA
February 20
Tea Drinker Allowed to Ask Skeptical Court To Reconsider Tossing Enrichment Claim
February 20
Engle-Progeny Plaintiff Can't Void Verdict After Failing to Object to Causation Findings
February 19
GE to Pay $3.5M to Settle Charges Of Not Reporting Range, Dishwasher Defects
February 19
Bacteria ‘Superbug’ May Have Infected UCLA Hospital Patients Via Endoscope Tools
February 19
Scientists Convened by Chemistry Council Attack CHAP Report on Phthalates in Toys
February 19
Frame Child Carrier Final Rule Advanced by CPSC Commissioners
February 19
Judgment Affirmed in Trim Lumber Case; Damages Provision Not Unconscionable
February 19
MillerCoors Wins Exploding Beer Bottle Suit; Expert Nixed for Faulty Methodology
February 19
Jaguar Land Rover to Recall 61,793 Vehicles For Software Flaw Affecting Air Bags
February 23
Study: Cancer Risk Low in Women With Fibroids Removed Using Morcellator
February 19
Proposal for CPSC Nanotechnology Center Would Study Consumer Health Risks
February 18
Not All ‘Key-Off' Fires Are Alike; Earlier Cases Don't Confer Preclusive Effect
February 18
Daimler Trucks Loses Bid to Reconsider Denial of Summary Judgment in Crash Case
February 18
GM Customers Face Uphill Fight To Reignite $10 Billion Suit
February 18
MDL Panel Asked to Consolidate Wal-Mart, Walgreens Herbal Supplement Suits
February 18
Attorneys Fighting Unjust Enrichment Suit Stemming From Rice MDL Seek Justices' Aid
February 18
FAA Releases Small Drone Rule; Schumer, Industry Groups Seek Changes
February 18
Texas Rule Against Evidence of Belt Use Overturned By State Supreme Court
February 17
Humidifier Suit Against Honeywell Proceeds; Warranty, Other Claims Survive Dismissal Bid
February 17
Exculpatory Clauses Can Bar Negligence Suits In Florida Even Absent Express Language
February 17
Evidence About Resin in Pelvic Mesh May Be Used at Trial in Boston Scientific MDL
February 17
MDL Panel to Hear Arguments On Consolidating Benicar Suits
February 17
GM Expands Steering Failure Recall By as Many as 69,633 Cars
February 17
FDA to Conduct March Meeting, Reopen Comment Docket on Generic Label Proposal
February 17
FDA Releases Five Draft Documents Related to Drug Compounding, Repackaging
February 17
Takeda Ordered to Pay $3.6 Million In Pennsylvania Actos Case
February 13
Detergent-Pod Poisoning Gets Attention In Senate; Bill Would Mandate Standard
February 13
Pneumo Abex Urges California To Trim Take-Home Asbestos Liability
February 13
Target Flushable Wipes Suit Proceeds; Negligent Design, Warning Claims Nixed
February 13
Boxer, DeFazio Introduce GMO Labeling Bill; Pompeo's Opposing Strategy Coming Soon
February 13
Greater State Role in Technical Assistance Envisioned Under Modernized Chemicals Law
February 13
FDA Oversight of Devices Improving; Global Safety, Drug Shortages Still a Risk
February 13
Attorneys' Fees Knocked Down to $16.5M In Volkswagen, Audi Engine Sludge MDL
February 12
Cars Recalled in U.S. Reached 64 Million In 2014, Doubling Record, NHTSA Says
February 12
Settlement Reached in 66 Listeria Suits; Dismissals to Be Filed Soon, Attorney Says
February 12
Consumer May Dismiss Decertified Class Suit Challenging Almond Milk Labels
February 12
EU Group Says Permitted Level of Chromium In Toys Should Be Lower Based on New Data
February 12
Draft Final Rule on Frame Child Carriers Would Mandate ASTM Standard
February 11
Nine Percent NHTSA Budget Increase Requested; Defect Investigations Budget Would Triple
February 2
NFL's $765 Million Concussion Pact Blocked as Insufficient
February 3
Judge Erred by Informing Jury Panel Of Diacetyl Plaintiff's Immigration Status
February 3
Single Food Safety Agency Within HHS Proposed in FY 2016 Budget Request
February 2
Obama Budget Request for CPSC Calls for Nanotech Funding Bump
February 2
$5.26 Million Asbestos Injury Award No Bar To Heirs' Later Wrongful Death Claim
February 2
Fatal Houston Fender-Bender Shows Shortcomings of Recalls
February 2
NHTSA's Automatic Braking System Proposal Receives Mixed Feedback From Stakeholders
January 30
All Switch Victims Accepted Offers, GM Compensation Fund Head Says
January 30
Denture Cream MDL Sees All Plaintiffs' General Causation Experts Excluded
January 30
Defense Verdict in Silicosis Case Reinstated; Causation Evidence Supported Jury's Finding
January 30
Florida Federal Jury Awards $6M Verdict to Widow in Engle-Progeny Case
January 30
Driver Fatalities Drop 30 Percent From 2009-2012, IIHS Report Finds
January 30
Auto Whistleblower Bill Reintroduced To Incentivize Reporting Defects to DOT
January 30
Honda Investigates Fatal Crash In Fifth U.S. Death Tied to Takata Air Bags
January 30
Takata, Honda Want Air Bag Suits Sent to Western Pennsylvania
January 30
EPA Working on Two Trichloroethylene Rules, Exploring Long-Unused Section 6 Authority
January 30
Asbestos Action Survives Repose Statute; Construction Repairs Outside Law's Scope
January 30
Plaintiffs Seek Appeal of Remand Denial Raising CAFA Mass Action Issue
January 29
J&J Knew Risperdal Caused Breast Growth In Boys, Ex-FDA Chief Testifies at Trial
January 29
E-Cigarettes Are Public Health Threat, California Top Health Officials Say
January 29
Engle-Progeny Suit Heads Back to Trial; 11th Cir. Previously Nixed $4.3M Judgment
January 29
Federal Asbestos FACT Act Faces Uncertainty In Congress, Despite Republican Control
January 29
Durbin, DeLauro: Single Food Safety Agency Would Prevent More Illnesses, Save Money
January 29
Nissan to Recall 768,000 Cars For Fire Risk, Hood That May Open
January 29
Bard Appeals Rulings Denying New Trial, Upholding $1.75M Punitive Award in Mesh Suit
January 28
Ex-NFL Players Appeal Dismissal of Suit Over Misuse of Prescription Pain Drugs
January 28
Proposed Potato Chip Class Suit Out; No Plausible Definition of ‘Natural' Offered
January 28
Federal Agencies Seek Academies' Advice On Using Emerging Toxicity, Exposure Data
January 28
California Official Says No Case Made For Preempting States in TSCA Debate
January 28
Proposed Rule for Extension Cords Outlines Requirements to Prevent Electrical Shock
January 28
Consumers Win Class Certification In Suit Challenging Scotts Grass Seed Label
January 27
California Bill Seeks to Ban Public Use Of E-Cigarettes, Other Vaping Products
January 27
Epidemiologist Exclusion Stands in Zoloft Suit; Matrixx No Help in Reconsideration Bid
January 27
Marketing Food to Kids? Be Responsible, Health Group Says, and Details How
January 27
FDA Asks for Input on Draft Guidance For Combination Product Manufacturing
January 27
No Consumer Class Ascertainable In Tomato Label Suit, ConAgra Tells 9th Cir.
January 26
$17.3M Awarded Against Philip Morris In First Federal Engle-Progeny Trial of 2015
January 26
Ford May Not Block Safer Design Testimony; Defect Claim in Fatal Crash Suit Trial Bound
January 26
GM's Confirmed Ignition Deaths Hit 50 As Deadline for Accident Claims Nears
January 26
Pain Pump Suit Plaintiff Wins New Trial; Jury Instructions Erroneously Refused
January 26
Branded Industry Cites Importance Of Abuse Deterrence in Approving Generics
January 26
Proposal Aims to Improve Safety, Usability of Child Restraint Systems
January 23
Justices' Recent MDL Ruling Unlikely to Impact Drug Product Cases
January 23
NHTSA to Add Automatic Braking To Star Ratings of Vehicles
January 22
Auto Safety Group Urges States To Pass Laws On Seat Belts, Helmets, Drunk Driving
January 22
Wal-Mart False Advertising Suit Over Supplement Survives on Some Claims
January 22
California Punitives Standard Not Met By Mere Failure to Inspect Pressure Cooker
January 22
Bisphenol A Is Safe as Used for All Ages, European Food Safety Authority Concludes
January 22
‘All Natural’ Rice Crisps Suit Proceeds; Labels Could Deceive Reasonable Consumers
January 22