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  • 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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Boston Scientific Wins First Trial In Pelvic Mesh Injury Litigation
July 30
CPSC Swears in New Commissioners Elliot Kaye, Joseph Mohorovic
July 31
Quaker to Stop Using Trans Fats Under Settlement of Oatmeal Label Suit
July 31
GM Said to Miss Signals on Crashes From Rental Car Companies
July 31
Flex-Able Hose Injunctive Relief Claims Nixed; Plaintiff Lacks Article III Standing
July 31
$84.5M Abbott Labs Verdict Stands; Insurer Must Pay for Italian Drug Recall
July 30
Claims Over Ear Drops to Be Heard Together; Walgreens Loses Severance Motion
July 30
FMCSA Official Defends Trucker Hours Rule During Senate Transportation Panel Hearing
July 30
No Certification for Cat Litter Class: Lack of Ascertainability Strikes Again
July 29
Two Zometa Plaintiffs May Go to Trial; Novartis Wins Judgment in Third Case
July 29
NCAA to Provide $70 Million To Settle Sport Concussion Cases
July 29
Rust-Oleum Maker to Pay $797.5M To Settle Asbestos-Related Injury Claims
July 29
Chrysler Sued Over Ignition Switches; Would-be Class Suit Follows Jeep Recall
July 29
Academies Finds Compelling Evidence That Styrene May Cause Human Cancers
July 29
Canada Concludes 49 Chemical Substances Not Toxic But Will Continue to Monitor 28
July 29
Minor's Lead Poisoning Suit Revived: Risk-Contribution Theory Appropriate
July 28
Morgan Lewis May Exit Turkish Gun Case; Ruling Comes Nearly 30 Years Post-Verdict
July 28
Senate Confirms Kaye, Mohorovic As New CPSC Commissioners
July 28
Lexapro Marketing Suit Should Be Revived, California Parents Tell First Circuit
July 28
ACT Mouthwash Case Proceeds; Consumer Alleges False Advertising
July 28
Early Warning Reporting Rule Revised; NHTSA Also Issues Tire ID Proposal
July 28
Diet Pill Marketers Agree to Pay $500,000 For Deceptive Weight-Loss Efficacy Claims
July 28
FDA OKs Purdue's Extended-Release Opioid With Abuse-Deterrent Properties
July 28
FDA, Mexico Form Produce Safety Alliance Aimed at Better Protecting Public Health
July 28
Later-Served Defendant Didn't Waive Right To Remove Earlier-Removed Asbestos Case
July 25
GAF Materials Touts ‘Fair' Deal In Class Suit Alleging Faulty Shingles
July 25
Phaseout of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, Toxic Chemicals Is Goal of Merkley Bill
July 25
Senate Agrees to Vote On CPSC Nominees Kaye, Mohorovic
July 24
BMW, Subaru Join Automakers Recalling Cars Due to Flawed Takata Air Bags
July 24
China Meat Scare Adds Foreign-Owned Suppliers to Food Worries
July 24
Prempro Attorneys Settle Dispute Over $62 Million in Fees
July 24
Samsung Warranty Claims Proceed In Galaxy S Phone Defect Suit
July 24
$10 Million Verdict Upheld In Children's Motrin Case
July 23
Travelers Ordered to Abide By $500 Million Asbestos Pact
July 23
Death Is Indivisible Injury in Maryland; Asbestos Trust Must Pay Full $1.3M Award
July 23
Engle-Progeny Suit Reinstated; No Illness Manifested While Fla. Resident
July 23
GM Faulty Ignition Case Heads Back to State Court
July 23
GM Sales Surge Amid Recalls As Barra Seeks to Weather Storm
July 23
Group Asks FDA to Update Label, Add Black Box Warning to Levaquin
July 23
Chrysler to Recall Older Jeeps Over Ignition Switch Issue
July 23
Non-Preempted, Parallel Claim Stated In Kentucky Suit over Defibrillator Lead
July 22
Split on Ascertainability Doesn't Justify Another Look at Supplement Class
July 22
Chemicals That May Affect Testosterone Identified in Toxicity Screen, Researchers Say
July 22
FDA to Study Teens' Perceptions Of Prescription Drug Advertising
July 22
No Rehearing in Pella Window Case; Settlement Remains in Ashes
July 21
Phthalates in Toys Report Receives Mixed Views From Trade, Consumer Groups
July 21
Reynolds to Appeal $23B Verdict In Florida Widow's Tobacco Suit
July 21
Class Certification Warranted In Wesson Oil Label Suits, Plaintiffs Say
July 21
GM Reveals Additional Ignition Part Change Without New Number
July 21
GM Issues Stop-Sale Order On Some Cadillac Sedans
July 21
House Republicans Target FDA Over Proposed Generic Drug Labeling Rule
July 21
Endocrine Disruptor Uses May Continue If Risks Are Controlled, EU Commission Says
July 21
EPA Finalizes Insect Repellent Graphic, Expects Marked Products in Early 2015
July 21
Cargill Says It Will Stop Using Growth Antibiotics in Turkeys
July 21
Report to CPSC: Phthalates in Toys Don't Pose High Risks To Children
July 18
Verdict in Engle-Progeny Case Affirmed; Evidentiary Challenges Rejected
July 18
Swiss Miss, Pam Class Certification Denial Appealed to Ninth Circuit
July 18
Nutella Label Class Settlement Upheld; Attorney Fees' Concerns Unfounded
July 18
FDA Rejects Consumer Group's Call For More Controls on Testosterone Products
July 18
Overhaul of Chemical Risk Assessments To Take Up to Five Years, EPA Official Says
July 18
Improve Records on Ground Beef To Prevent Illness, USDA Proposal Says
July 18
GM Backs Revised Legislation Banning the Rental of Recalled Vehicles
July 17
Barra Defends GM at Hearing As Senators Rip Legal Team's Work on Recalls
July 17
$11.1M Mesh Verdict Stands In First N.J. Bellwether Trial
July 17
Jury Spoliation Instruction Nixed, But Indemnity Upheld in Fuel Leak Suit
July 17
Hawaii AG Case Against Bristol-Myers Squibb Sent Back to State Court Under CAFA
July 17
Refund Fund Created For Buckyballs, Buckycubes
July 17
Texas Substantial Factor Test Extends To Mesothelioma Cases; $11.6M Verdict Nixed
July 16
California's ‘Component Parts' Defense To Worker Suits Will Get Weighed
July 16
Some Staff Failed On Switch Recall, GM Top Lawyer Says
July 16
Senate Bill Would Imprison Execs Who Knowingly Hide Product Dangers
July 16
No Learned Intermediary Defense In West Virginia Wrongful Death Suit
July 16
Woman Failed to Allege Deception In Would-be Class Suit Over Kind Clusters
July 16
Dichloromethane Is Probable Carcinogen, Cancer Research Group Says
July 16
Senate Agrees To Vote On CPSC Nominees Kaye, Mohorovic
July 24
GM Sales Surge Amid Recalls As Barra Proves Quality Sells Cars
July 23
Ten Tips to Ensure an Effective CPSC Hazard Reporting Compliance Plan
July 15
Consumer ‘Popcorn Lung' Case Slated for August Trial
July 15
Punitives OK'd for Unseaworthiness Claims, Not for Wrongful Death, Survival Actions
July 15
$10 Million Verdict Upheld In Children's Motion Case
July 23
Plaintiff Loses Metoclopramide Appeal; Dissent Would Certify Branded Liability Issue
July 15
CPSC Commissioner Nominees Now Await Full Senate Vote
July 15
Claims Against Biomet Stay in Federal Court; Health Care Claims Fraudulently Misjoined
July 15
Trader Joe's Label Settlement Gets Final Court Approval
July 15
Controversial Poultry Inspection Rule Sent to OMB for Review
July 15
HMI Industries Settles With CPSC Over Allegedly Defective Floor Cleaners
July 15
‘Failure-to-Update' Claims Allowed; No Brand Maker Liability, Iowa Top Court Says
July 14
New Proposed Rules Coming on Safety Of Underride Guards in Trucks, Trailers
July 14
Gerber May Be Liable for Punitive Damages In Suit Contesting Baby Food Health Claims
July 14
Defective Roof Shingles Case Proceeds to Trial on Class Claims
July 14
Bill to Exempt Replica Cars From Safety Regs Moves Forward
July 14
Testosterone Therapy to Be Discussed At FDA Advisory Committee Sessions
July 14
EU Chemicals Agency Defends Video On Consumer Rights Over Industry Objections
July 14
Estee Lauder Won't Have to Face Class Suit Over Clinique Makeup
July 11
Stolen Tesla Driver's Death Revives Electric-Car Safety Questions
July 11
June-February 2014 CPSC Recalls: Expanded Recall of Ikea Wall Lamps
July 11
No Jurisdiction Over Germany's Daimler AG In California Jeep Rollover Case
July 11
66,421 Harleys Recalled Due to Brake Problems
July 11
Chemical Regulations Must Be Excluded From Transatlantic Trade Accord, Groups Say
July 11
Remington Arms to Settle Class Action Over Rifle Triggers
July 10
Punitive Damages May Be Pursued In Second Mesh Trial Against J&J, Ethicon
July 10
Public Advocates: GMOs Need FDA Approval; Rep. Pompeo Says Review Process Enough
July 10
Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban BPA Use In All Food, Beverage Containers
July 10
Asbestos Exception to Wrongful Death Deadline Doesn't Extend to Benzene Exposure Suit
July 10
Final Chemical Risk Assessments, Labels Coming by Fall, EPA Official Says
July 10
Cane Juice Label Suit Brought Back, Then Stayed Pending FDA Action
July 9
Asbestos Suit Headed to N.Y. High Court; Liability for Third-Party Parts at Issue
July 9
Chinese Pet Treat Safety Defended After Illness Reports From U.S. Pet Owners
July 9
False Ad Suit Trimmed Over ‘All Natural' Waffles
July 9
13 New Use Rules for Coating, Nanoscale, Energy-Related Chemicals Issued by EPA
July 9
Is the ‘Food Court’ Losing Steam? An Update on Food and Beverage Consumer Class Actions in the Northern District of California
July 8
Passed Deadline for Worker's Asbestos Suit Doesn't Bar Widow's Wrongful Death Claim
July 9
Massachusetts Barred From Enforcing Restriction on Zohydro ER Prescriptions
July 9
Denmark Drops Proposed Phthalates Ban; European Court Ruling Cited
July 9
The Future of Take-Home Exposure Cases In California? ‘It Depends,' Lawyers Say
July 8
Suit Over Flawed Biomet Hip Implant To Proceed in Florida State Court
July 8
Medtech Products Denied Remand Stay In Murine Ear Drops False Ad Suit
July 8
Zogenix Plans to Submit Application For Abuse-Deterrent Version of Zohydro ER
July 8
FDA Reopens Comment Period on Ways To Prevent, Deter Abuse of Opioid Pain Drugs
July 8
Foster Farms Pulls Chicken With Salmonella; Outbreak May Aid Food Safety Legislation
July 8
GM Resists Recalling Pickups Amid Complaints of Brake Line Rust
July 8
Wrongful Death Beneficiaries in Ford Suit May Keep Their Case in Texas
July 7
Shingles Class Gets New Certification Shot; ‘Commonality of Damages' Not Needed
July 7
Porsche Secures Bond In Appeal to Class Settlement
July 7
Disinfected Water, Fuel Additives, Nanotubes Should Be High IARC Priorities, Advisers Say
July 7
Dairy Farmers Seek Exemption Under Proposed Food Safety Rule
July 7
More Targeted Compliance Check Approach For REACH Registration Planned by Agency
July 7
Lanham Act Suit Proceeds Against Coke; Consumer Attorneys Call Ruling a Boon
June 12
Malpractice Jury Charge Improperly Used In Defect Case; $10M Judgment Vacated
July 3
Jeep Remedy Passes NHTSA Tests But Agency Concerned About Fix's Timing
July 3
Warning Duty Limited to Prescribing Doc; Evidence Curtailed in Florida Aredia Case
July 3
Drive-By Victim Can't Sue Foreign Gun Maker; No ‘Stream of Commerce,' Minimum Contacts
July 3
J&J Settles With Oregon in First State Deal Over Hip Implants
July 3
Bankruptcy Judge: GM's Concealing Of Defect Would Have Been Fraud on Court
July 3
Bat Maker Not Liable to Teen Player; Insufficient Proof Bat Was Too ‘Hot'
July 2
Design Defect, Consumer Claims Axed In Tysabri Wrongful Death Suit
July 2
Product Makers Swapping Banned Retardants With Related Chemicals, New Report Shows
July 2
State Bar Not Necessary Party to Class Suit Alleging Bogus Asbestos Charges by Law Firm
July 2
Graco Recalls Children's Car Seats Because of Buckling Problems
July 2
European Commission to Allow Nickel In Certain Toys Sold in European Union
July 2
CPSC Hearing Slated On 2015 Agenda, 2016 Budget
July 2
Aston Martins, Lamborghinis May Have Faulty Tire Pressure Light
July 2
Plaintiffs' Expert Excluded From Zoloft MDL; Causation Opinion Not Reliable
July 1
GM Recalls 8.45 Million More Vehicles To Surpass Yearly Record in U.S.
July 1
Shingles Class Gets Second Shot at Certification; ‘Commonality of Damages' Not Required
July 7
‘No’ to Diet Margarita Deception Class; Members Can't Be Adequately Pinpointed
July 1
Purely Pomegranate Secures Dismissal From Hepatitis A Case in Colorado
July 1
Chrysler Ignition Remedy Fails to Satisfy Regulators Because of Air Bag Concerns
July 1
SCOTUS Seeks U.S. Government's View In Case Allowing ‘Failure-to-Update' Claims
June 30
Top Court Won't Review Drug Cases That Raised CAFA ‘Tried Jointly' Issue
June 30
SCOTUS Won't Review Vaccine Act Ruling Denying Future Earnings Where Recipient Died
June 30
Consumers Who Used Generic Drug Lose Appeal Against Branded, Generic Makers
June 30
Bill Aims to Increase NHTSA Funding, Safety Oversight Authorities
June 30
Legislation Would Require USDA To Recall Meat, Poultry With Salmonella
June 30
Chrysler Dodge Rams, Nissan Versas Investigated By NHTSA
June 30
$55.3M Jury Award Against Honda Over Belt Design in Rollover Case
June 27
GM Executive Remains After Involvement With Ignition-Switch Flaw, Documents Show
June 27
FDA Oversight May Be Required for New, Altered Chemicals, Products, Attorney Says
June 27
EU Imposes Limit on Bisphenol A In Toys for Young Children
June 27
Newly Disclosed Deaths Tied to Energy Drinks Investigated by Food Safety Group, FDA
June 26
R.J. Reynolds Socked With $20M Verdict In Engle-Progeny Case in Florida
June 26
No Preemption of Ant-Spray Claims Under FIFRA; Punitives Possible
June 26
GM Probes Cruze Cars For Possible Recall of Takata Air Bags
June 26
NFL Lifts Damages Caps In Revised Pact on Player Concussions
June 26
GNC Supplement Class Action Nixed For Insufficient Expert Allegations
June 26
Wal-Mart Snags Dismissal Of False Ad Suit Over Supplement
June 26
Claims Sent for Arbitration In Suits Over Genetic Test Kits
June 26
Republican Lawmakers Want Examination Of Costs of Proposed Generic Labeling Rule
June 26
Software Maker May Be Held Liable For Negligent Undertaking in Drug Liability Suit
June 25
CPSC Commissioners Express Mixed Views On Baby Sling Proposal; Vote Expected in July
June 25
No Clear Evidence of Increased Heart Risks For Diabetics Taking Olmesartan
June 25
Study Linking Roundup, Biotech Corn To Health Problems in Lab Rats Republished
June 25
Consumer Groups Urge FTC to Investigate CarMax's Sale of Recalled Used Cars
June 24
Gerber Won't Have to Face Class Suit Over Allegedly Deceptive Baby Food Labels
June 24
Ford Off the Hook for $3M Settlement; Texas High Court Upholds Fraud Verdict
June 24
FDA Issues Final Guidance on Use Of Nanotechnology in Regulated Products
June 24
Estate Failed to Show Artist Used Asbestos-Containing Clay
June 24
FDA Denies Citizen Petition Requesting Black Box Warning on Statin Labels
June 24
GM Injury, Loss Litigators Take Stock Of New Ignition-Related Recalls
June 23
No SCOTUS Review of Ruling OK'ing Claims Over Non-Reporting of Adverse Events
June 23
Plan to Improve Prop 65 Warnings Praised By Health Advocates, Criticized by Business
June 23
Product Makers Swapping Banned Retardants With Related Chemicals, New Report Shows
July 2
Aston Martins, Lamborghinis May Have Faulty Tire Pressure Light
July 2
Legislation Would Require USDA To Recall Meat, Poultry With Salmonella
June 30
Congress Shouldn't Block FDA Rule On Generic Drug Labeling, Public Citizen Says
June 23
No Second Chance for Excluded Expert; Dismissal Bid Lurks in Horizon Milk Case
June 23
FDA Draft Proposes No Regulation Of Medical Device Data Systems
June 23
FDA Requires Warning on Testosterone Drugs About Risk of Blood Clots in Veins
June 23
E-Cigarette Rule Comment Deadline Extended Into August
June 23
Almost 3M Hondas, Nissans Recalled Over Air Bags
June 23
Bill to Expedite Sunscreen Approvals Advanced By House Subcommittee
June 20
Ford Explorer Under Review For Exhaust-Leak Complaints
June 20
Auto Power Loss Tied to Design Flaw Not Suited to ‘Materials' Warranty Claim
June 20
Soap Suppliers, NRDC Diverge On FDA Antibacterial Soap Rule
June 20
Crane Vows to Appeal $25 Million Asbestos Awards
June 20
Case Revived Against ConAgra Over Alleged Salmonella-Tainted Pies
June 20