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  • Asbestos
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  • Children’s products
  • Class-action litigation
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  • Drugs
  • Electronics
  • Food and beverages
  • Lead paint
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  • Preemption
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  • Product testing
  • Sports equipment
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  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
  • CPSC regulations
  • Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
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  • Flammable Fabrics Act
  • Medical Device Amendments
  • Motor Vehicle Safety Act
  • NHTSA regulations

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The Ascendancy of Ascertainability as a Threshold Requirement for Certification
May 4
Carrera‘s Strict Requirement for Identifying Class Members Still Stands in 3rd Cir., Some Say
May 5
Full Eleventh Circuit Review Sought For Cigarette Preemption Ruling
May 5
Tygacil Warning Claims Survive Dismissal, But Fraud Not Sufficiently Pleaded
May 5
Trials Set Over Paint Stripper Deaths Against Manufacturer W.M. Barr & Co.
May 5
Would-be Class Suits Target General Mills, Nestle Over Trans Fat in Baking Mix, Creamer
May 5
Panera Follows Chipotle In Purging Menu of ‘No-No’ Ingredients
May 5
Some Information on Device Identifiers Now Searchable on Database, FDA Says
May 5
Bill to Ground Recalled Rental Cars Is Back; Automaker Group's Alternative Criticized
May 4
Obtryx Pelvic Mesh Case Proceeds On Design, Warranty Claims; Warning Claim Out
May 4
California Supplement Maker Wins Judgment In Hawaii OxyElite Suit; Jurisdiction Lacking
May 4
Despite Clearing Committee, TSCA Bill Has Long Road Ahead, Senators Say
May 4
Science Experts May Testify in Proceeding Charging Bayer With Violating 2007 Compact
May 1
‘No Sugar Added' Label Suit Appealed After Judgment for Ocean Spray
May 1
FTC Can Curb Stimulants in Supplements, Senators Say After FDA Mails Warnings
May 1
Popcorn Workers Lose Bid for Remand, Didn't Meet CAFA Exception Burden
May 1
Lexapro Action Stays in Federal Court; Diversity Jurisdiction Found
May 1
House Democrats Call for Removal Of Truck Policy Riders From Spending Bill
May 1
FDA's Increasing Focus on Data Integrity
May 1
Honda, Takata Sued in U.S. Over Death In Malaysia Linked to Air Bag Shrapnel
May 1
Claims Narrowed in Asbestos Case Against Shell Oil, United Technologies
May 1
‘No Injury' Bill Will Curb Class Action Abuse, Supporters Say; Detractors Call It Overbroad
April 30
Rule 23 Subcommittee Publishes Draft Ideas: Settlement Criteria, Issue Classes on Table
April 30
Consumer Attorneys Dispute Industry Claims In California Take-Home Asbestos Appeals
April 30
Alabama Innovator Liability Ruling Against Branded Drug Makers Reversed by Bill
April 30
Black & Decker to Pay $1.6M Penalty, Start Compliance Program Over Mowers
April 30
Credit Science for Helping Fuel U.S. Ice Cream Industry's Recalls
April 30
Honda Driver's Broken Eye Socket Missed by Early-Warning System
April 30
EU Chemicals Agency Calls for Information On Four Phthalates, Envisions Total Ban
April 30
NHTSA Takes Aim at Recalls Not Completed, Convenes Automakers, Others to Share Ideas
April 29
Senate Gives Auto Whistleblower Bill A Green Light; Legislation Moves to House
April 29
California Consumer Class Certified In KitchenAid Refrigerator Energy Star Dispute
April 29
Toyota Wins Judgment in Camry Crash Case; Plaintiff Didn't Provide Expert Testimony
April 29
Vermont GMO Labeling Law Stands; Decision Likely to Be Appealed
April 29
Revised TSCA Overhaul Bill Approved With Bipartisan Vote by Senate Committee
April 29
Tyson Foods to Stop Using Human Antibiotics in Broiler Chickens by 2017
April 29
Respirator Maker Wins Reversal on Appeal; Judgment Granted on Warning, Defect Claims
April 28
Takeda Said to Agree to Pay $2.3 Billion To Settle Thousands of Actos Cases
April 28
Another Food Label Case Headed to 9th Cir.; Judgment Over Hershey Benefits Appealed
April 28
Medtronic Reaches Agreement With DOJ On Manufacturing Standards for Drug Pumps
April 28
Chipotle Completes Plan to Eliminate Use of Genetically Modified Organisms
April 28
Wrongful Death Verdict Reopened for Hearing Into Allegations Jury Knew of Settlement Offer
April 27
Wrong Forum Halts Rollover Suit; Uncle Didn't Meet Texas Jurisdiction Exception
April 27
Injury Claims Over Compounded Drug Fall Within Texas Medical Liability Act
April 27
Another SCOTUS Review Denial in Suit Alleging Generic Drug Co. Didn't Update Label
April 27
Senate, House Democrats Urge FDA To Adopt Proposed Generic Labeling Rule
April 27
FDA Import Safety Mandate Under FSMA May Be Most Challenging Task Ahead
April 27
EU Approves Backlog of 17 Modified Crops For Imports of Food, Animal Feed Products
April 27
Levels of Flame Retardants, Other Chemicals In Children's Products Cited in Danish Study
April 27
Wal-Mart Juice Class Action Advances; Plaintiffs Sufficiently Allege Misbranding
April 24
No Remand for Pain Therapy Device Class; Device Maker's CAFA Removal Was Timely
April 24
The Next Big Thing: Enforcing Terms of Service in an Internet of Things World
April 24
EU Restricts Lead in Consumer Products That Children May Put in Their Mouths
April 24
Experts Properly Rejected in ATV Case; Flaws Found in Alternative Designs, Tests
April 23
Medtronic's Pair of Preemption Wins Consistent With Precedents, Company Says
April 23
Legislation to Curtail Certification Of ‘No Injury' Classes Introduced in House
April 23
Suits: Xarelto Marketed as ‘One Size Fits All'; No Disclosure on Lack of Reversal Agent
April 23
EC Proposes to Allow Members to Ban EU-Approved GM Food, Feed Products
April 23
Trek Recalls Bikes for Lever Replacement After Stopped, Dislodged Wheel Incidents
April 23
GAO: Consumer Products Overseen By 20 Agencies, Creating Inefficiency
April 23
Boxer Pursuing Compromise ‘Fixes' To TSCA Reform Bill Ahead of Markup
April 23
House Passes Legislation To Combat Rx Drug Abuse
April 23
Cosmetics Label Suit Reinstated; Dismissal Under Primary Jurisdiction Improper
April 10
‘GMO-Free' Quinoa Crisps Deceptively Labeled; Snacks Have GMO Ingredients, Consumer Says
April 10
Would-be Class Suit Proceeds Over Hain Celestial ‘Natural' Labels
April 10
Organic Advocates Sue USDA Over Policy Governing Materials Allowed in Farming
April 10
Federal Law Preempts Some Tobacco Claims In Engle-Progeny Cases, 11th Circuit Says
April 9
Jeep Fuel Tanks May Get New NHTSA Look, Rosekind Says
April 9
Mercedes-Benz Engine Class Settlement Receives Preliminary Court Approval
April 9
Pfizer Assailed at Opening Of Zoloft Birth Defect Risk Trial
April 9
Daubert Analysis Must Be Applied At Class Certification Stage in Third Circuit
April 9
Narrow House TSCA Reform Bill Circulates; April 14 Hearing to Include EPA Testimony
April 9
More Farms Exempt From Registration, FSMA Food Facility Rule Under FDA Proposal
April 9
Make Rule 23 Fairer to Plaintiffs, Public Justice Tells Advisory Committee
April 9
GM Avoids Recall of 2 Million Trucks For Corroded Brake Lines
April 9
Punitives Allowed Against Boston Scientific In Couple's Suit Under Maryland Law
April 8
New Jeep Fuel-Tank Suit to Be Filed Over Fire Death of Michigan Woman
April 8
Sanctions in $17M Plane Crash Case Upheld; Engine Maker's Due Process Not Violated
April 8
No Interlocutory Review of Class Certification In Scotts EZ Seed Consumer Suit
April 8
Proposed Class Action OK Against Nissan; Design Satisfies Jurisdictional Requirement
April 8
Mercedes-Benz Van Proposed Class Action Moves Forward on Product Liability Claim
April 8
Legislation to Overhaul TSCA Greeted By Partisan Split Among Attorneys General
April 8
No Preemption in Lexapro Suicide Case, But Defendant Wins Judgment on Causation
April 7
Law of Mexico, Not Texas, Governs Suit Over Deadly Copter Crash, Del. Justices Say
April 7
Pennsylvania Product Case Remanded As Federal Courts Heed Tincher Decision
April 7
Prior Relationship With Defendant Disqualifies Plaintiffs' Expert From Addressing Causation
April 7
Centrum Vitamin Class Complaint Tossed; Plaintiffs Failed to Show Labels Deceptive
April 7
Innovation Outpacing Regulatory Systems; Modernized TSCA, New Data Said to Help
April 7
FDA Issues Guidance on Submitting Revisions to Risk Plans for Drugs
April 7
Ford Owners Win Source Code Discovery In Unintended Acceleration Class Cases
April 6
Benicar Suits Head for New Jersey; Plaintiffs Say Drug Causes GI Problems
April 6
No MDL for Consumer Suits Over Ginkgo Biloba Marketing
April 6
No Federal Testofen MDL; Few Suits Over Herbal Testosterone Booster
April 6
Vilsack: Inclusion of SPS Measures in TPP Would Deter Food Safety Barriers to Trade
April 6
Dishing Up Directors & Officers Insurance Coverage for Foodborne Illness
April 6
CPSC Magnet Rule Stayed by Tenth Circuit; Court Weighs Zen Magnets' Review Petition
April 3
Fiat Chrysler Hit With $150 Million Verdict In Boy's Death in Jeep Fuel-Tank Fire
April 3
Seven Chemicals to Be Reviewed by IARC In 2016 to Gauge Cancer-Causing Potential
April 3
Statute of Repose Defense Struck Down For Engle-Progeny Fraud Claims in Florida
April 2
Aveeno ‘Natural' Sunscreen Label Suit Not Preempted, Survives Dismissal
April 2
Hershey Wins Judgment in Label Suit Over Antioxidant Statement on Kisses
April 2
Zoetis to Stop Selling Arsenic-Based Drug Used in Poultry, FDA Says
April 2
FDA Releases Guidance on Evaluation, Labeling of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids
April 2
First Pair of Smokers' Cases Filed in Series Meant to Use Broad Mass. Top Court Holding
April 1
Class Claims Axed in Riddell Helmet Suit But Plaintiffs May Recast Proposed Class
April 1
Takeda Said to Offer $2.2 Billion To Settle Actos Litigation
April 1
Contacts Insufficient for General Jurisdiction Under Daimler Analysis; Case Transferred
April 1
Expert's ‘Limited and Dated’ Experience Sinks Bid to Link Filter Failure to Defect
April 1
Estee Lauder Putative Class Suit Proceeds On False Advertising, Contract Claims
April 1
Formaldehyde Emissions Rule Expected By End of Year, EPA Tells Rep. Matsui
April 1
EPA Orders Florida Company to End Sales of Unregistered Nanosilver Products
April 1
New Jersey Legislature Limits Access To Data From Motor Vehicle ‘Black Boxes'
April 1
CPSC Magnet Rule Stayed by Tenth Circuit As Court Weighs Zen Magnet's Petition for Review
April 3
Public Citizen Asks FDA to Stop Off-Label Promotions of Diabetes Drugs
April 1
FDA Strengthens Warnings On Allergic Reactions With Anemia Drug
April 1
Heeding the Transaction Requirement in California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act
March 31
Dole ‘Natural' Label Suit Wrongly Decertified, Claims Wrongly Axed, Ninth Circuit Told
March 31
Suit Linking Infant's Death to TV Tip-Over Headed for Trial on Warning, Defect Claims
March 31
Ban on Whole Class of Flame Retardants In Four Product Types Urged in CPSC Petition
March 31
$4.2 Million Asbestos Award Upheld Against Scapa Dryer Fabrics
March 31
Possible Bans, Restrictions on Three Solvents Will Be Focus of Two Small Business Panels
March 31
Registration Review Moves Forward With Decisions on 12 More Pesticides
March 31
Apple Watch Leads Health Tech Boom That FDA Says It Intends to Regulate Lightly
March 31
SCOTUS Review Denied in Another Case Alleging Generic Drug Co. Didn't Update Label
March 30
Circumstantial-Evidence Case Against Ford Over Air Bag Failure to Be Reheard by Panel
March 30
Federal Law Doesn't Bar Claims Against Maker of Withdrawn Generic Drug
March 30
Senate Committee Approves Bill To Protect Privacy of Car Data
March 30
FDA's Proposed Generic Drug Labeling Rule Draws Mixed Reviews at Public Meeting
March 30
Ester-C Supplement Suit May Proceed; Federal Preemption Bid Rejected
March 30
Industry Seeks to Tip Decision Allowing Sick Workers to Sue Raw Material Providers
March 27
Fabrazyme Maker Not Liable For Alleged Harm Caused by Shortage
March 27
Senate, House Democrats Question Truck Weight Study, Seek DOT Review
March 27
Fiat Chrysler Deleted Data About Why Jeep Fuel Tanks Moved, Jury Is Told
March 26
Sunscreen Label Suit Survives Dismissal; No Preemption of Deception Claims
March 26
Is the First Circuit Ruling in Celexa/Lexapro a Harbinger of Change In the Prescription Drug Preemption Landscape?
March 26
Chemical Manufacturers, Processors To Report Basic Data Under EPA Proposal
March 26
Snyder's Snack ‘Natural' Label Suit Survives Dismissal; Injunctive Claims Nixed
March 26
GSK Wins Summary Judgment In Avandia Bone-Fracture Suit
March 26
Pompeo, Butterfield Reintroduce GMO Labeling Bill to Preempt State Laws
March 26
Revision to California Chemical Warnings Law Would Increase Litigation, Businesses Say
March 26
CPSC Probing Lumber Liquidators Flooring For Formaldehyde; Inquiry Could Take ‘Months'
March 25
Quorn Foods Faces Wrongful Death Suit Over Mycoprotein ‘Turk'y' Burger
March 25
GMO Anti-Labeling Agenda Furthered By Panelists at House Agriculture Hearing
March 25
Plaintiff Awards Total $13 Million In Another Florida Tobacco Trial
March 25
EPA to Regulate New Nanosilver Products, Won't Force All Existing Items Off Shelves
March 25
FDA Officials Meet Counterparts in India To Help Bolster Food, Drug Standards
March 25
New Jersey Trial Court Ruling in Accutane: Another Example Of Science Driving Outcomes in Pharmaceutical Litigation
March 19
California Lead Warning Decision's Logic Extends Beyond Prop 65, Defense Attorneys Say
March 20
Jamba Juice Deal Preliminarily Approved; Court OKs Standing for Certified Class
March 20
CPSC Calls for Import, Nanotech Funding In House Appropriations Budget Hearing
March 20
BMW Agrees to Settlement With FTC Over Alleged Warranty Act Violations
March 20
Doctor Suffered No Injury, Lacks Standing To Challenge State's Fracking ‘Gag' Rule
March 20
$10.6 Million Topamax Jury Award Affirmed in Bellwether Trial Against Drug Maker
March 19
Hedge Fund Betting on Litigation Spreading, Largest Player Reports Strong Profits
March 19
Award Against Bike Maker Overturned; Road Debris True Cause of Accident
March 19
State Role Overseeing Chemical Safety Is Central Issue in TSCA Overhaul Hearing
March 19
Amazon Presses for Different Treatment As CPSC Reworks Retailer Reporting Program
March 19
Honda Adds More Vehicles to U.S. Recalls Related to Takata Air-Bag Flaws
March 19
BMW Fumes Suit Offers N.Y. High Court Chance to Clarify Expert Evidence Standards
March 18
David Boies Among Lawyers To Lead Takata Lost-Value Air Bag Lawsuits
March 18
Xbox Design Defect Class Claims Revived: Defects Present in Units Even if Not Manifest
March 18
Food Producers' Win in Prop 65 Case Upheld; No Warning Need for Lead in Baby Food, Fruit
March 18
Missouri Plaintiffs Win Class Status In Courthouse Med Monitoring Asbestos Case
March 18
Discovery in NHL Concussion MDL Limited To Six Plaintiffs, Non-sensitive Medical Info
March 18
No Wheat Gluten in Drugs, Public Citizen's Suit Against FDA Says
March 18
EU Chemicals Agency Confirms Substances Facing Review Through 2017 Under REACH
March 18
Ford Stuck Accelerator Case Proceeds But Without Punitive Damages Claims
March 17
GM Switch Victim's Lawyer Says Ignition Files Show Cover-Up
March 17
Taishan Gypsum to Re-enter Drywall Cases After Default, Contempt, Class Certification
March 17
Obama Task Force Outlines Actions To Combat Illegal Fishing, Seafood Fraud
March 17
Class Claims Over ‘No Trans Fat' on Label Not Preempted; 9th Cir. Differs From Others
March 16
Window Coverings Comment Deadline Extended Another 75 Days
March 16
Tractor-Trailer Spoliation Suit Tossed; No Evidence of Intentional Spoliation
March 16
Kind ‘No Refined Sugar’ Label Suit Dismissed With Prejudice
March 16
Work on Nanotech Risks Gets Increasing Investment in Obama 2016 Budget
March 16
Proposed Rule on Phthalates in Kids' Toys Comment Deadline Extended Until April 15
March 16
Settlement Prospects Uncertain, Cases Still Numerous, Appellate Issues Varied in Florida Tobacco Litigation
March 13
Georgia GM Ignition Switch Case Settles Again; Suit Asserted Fraud Claims to Undo Prior Deal
March 13
Fines on Takata Total More Than $300K As NHTSA, Senate Push for More Documents
March 13
Trinity Guardrail System Passes Latest U.S. Crash Tests
March 13
Public Citizen Again Asks HHS to Withdraw FDA Draft Guidance on Drug Risk Information
March 13
Boxer, Markey Introducing TSCA Reform Bill That Would Retain State Regulatory Authority
March 13
FDA Announces Actions on Safety Of Reusable Medical Devices
March 13
FDA Says E-Cigarette Safety Reports Double; Senators Urge FDA to Issue Tobacco Rule
March 12
Trinity Industries Guardrail Maker Cleared Of Flaw Cover-Up by U.S. Road Safety Agency
March 12
Advil Liqui-Gels Stomach Ulcer Suit Nixed; Knowledge of Alleged Risk Not Shown
March 12
Would-be Class Claims Against Bayer Survive In One-A-Day Vitamin Label Challenge
March 12
Predicting Consumer Product Safety Commission Fines: An Analytical Approach
March 12
Honda Sets First Recall Ads After Five Deaths Linked to Air Bags
March 12
Democrat's Bill Would Update Asbestos Reporting Requirements
March 12
More Scrutiny to Come for Antimicrobial Pesticides, EPA Enforcement Official Says
March 12
GM Directors Should Face Flawed-Ignition Claims, Investors Tell Judge
March 11
Motrin Makers Use Deceptive Packaging To Make It Look Like More, Complaint Says
March 11
Decision on PepsiCo 4-MeI Class Action Expected Soon, Co-Lead Counsel Says
March 11
Two States, Puerto Rico Join N.Y. in Dietary Supplement Probe
March 11
No Coverage for Drug Distributor Anda In West Virginia ‘Pill Mill' Suit
March 11
Ford Stuck Accelerator Case Proceeds But Without Punitive Damages Claims
March 17
Hamburg Commits to Full Agency Review Into Infections Linked to Medical Devices
March 11
TSCA Legislation Protects Public Health, State Rights, Commerce, Senators Say
March 11
EPA Settles Suit Over Requirements For Submission of Antimicrobial Data
March 11
Carrera Settlement Slated for Final Hearing; Suit Led to 3d Cir. Ascertainability Ruling
March 10
Sanctions Imposed on Seattle Law Firm For ‘Bad Faith' Pursuit of Thalidomide Cases
March 10
McNeil Enters Guilty Plea, Will Pay $20M Over Adulterated Children's Tylenol, Motrin
March 10
$1.43M Electromagnetic Radiation Suit Ends; Causation, Preemption Trump EMF Sensitivity
March 10
NHTSA's Crashworthiness System Redesign Will Improve Data Accuracy, GAO Report Says
March 10
Udall Set to Offer TSCA Reform Legislation With Industry Fees, Limited State Preemption
March 10
EPA Pesticide Chief Lays Out Priorities, Concerns for 2015, Clarifies Time Lines
March 10
Amazon, Others Sued Over Teen Death Allegedly Caused by Caffeine Powder
March 9
Consolidation of Herbal Testosterone Suits Against GNC, Others, Set for Hearing
March 9
CPSC Obtains ‘60 Minutes' Research On China-Made Laminated Flooring
March 9
FDA Updates Label for Chantix On Alcohol Interaction, Seizure Risks
March 9
Chrysler Re-Recalls 703,000 Vehicles Over Faulty Ignition Switch
March 9
FDA Unlikely to Ask Food Industry To Reduce Sodium This Year, Lobbyists Say
March 9
Study Says Endocrine Disruptors, Illnesses Cost Billions; Basis of Claims Questioned
March 9
One Medical Device Defect Means Insurance Compensation for All, ECJ Rules
March 9
Industry Groups Say More Work Needed by FDA on Biosimilar Policy
March 9
Bringing Scientific Peer Review to Scientific Evidence
March 6
CPSC Obtains 60 Minutes Research On China-Made Laminated Flooring
March 9
J&J Ordered to Pay $5.7 Million In First Trial over Abbrevo Mesh Device
March 6
NHTSA Considering Maintaining Body Blocks To Test Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages
March 6
Trichloroethylene, Methylene Chloride Uses Could Be Limited Under Possible EPA Rules
March 6
Marlboro Lights Smoker Class Status OK'd; Rare Certification Says Predominance No Bar
March 5
Pepsi Putative Class Action Dismissed; No Support for Cancer Claims
March 5
Couple's Testosterone Product Suit Goes Back to Alabama State Court
March 5
FDA's Budget Request Focuses On Essential Functions, Commissioner Says
March 5
McDonald's Switching to Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics Vital to Human Medicine
March 5
TSCA Update Crucial for U.S. to Maintain Global Competitiveness, DuPont Official Says
March 5
EU Chemicals Agency Seeks Input On Two ‘Substances of Very High Concern'
March 5
Redline Consumers Seek New Look or Stay Of Ascertainability-Based Class Status Denial
March 4
Senators Urge FMCSA to Speed Up Electronic Logging Device Rule, Safety Work
March 4
Senator Seeks Probes of Chinese Flooring, Draws Parallel to Defective Drywall ‘Debacle'
March 4
GlaxoSmithKline Judgment Affirmed; Paxil Plaintiff's Claims Time-Barred
March 4
Starbucks Plaintiff Who Lost Class Bid Sees $175K Fee Request Slashed to $6,400
March 4
February 2015 CPSC Recalls: Disposable Fire Extinguisher Tops Chart
March 4
Judgment for Ethicon Upheld in Mesh Suit; Plaintiff Failed to Link Alleged Flaw to Harm
March 3
State Class Action Over Tainted Dog Treats May Go on as Federal Deal Awaits Approval
March 3
New Jersey Accutane Plaintiffs in Peril After Experts Barred for Poor Science
March 3
Outside Counsel Contingency-Fee Contract OK'd in Opioid Fraudulent Marketing Case
March 3
Claims Winnowed in Acceleration Case Involving Taxi Driver Arrested in Fatal Accident
March 3
Takata Boosts Output of Replacement Parts To Aid Air Bag Inflator Recalls
March 3
Senate Bill Would Bar Car Registrations Until Owners Complete Recalls
March 3
Senators Call for Investigation of FHWA Over Allegedly Defective Guardrails
March 3
FDA Requires Label Changes For Rx Testosterone Products
March 3
FDA Falling Short on Inspections Of Foreign Food Facilities, GAO Reports
March 3
CPSC Commissioners, Retailer Trade Group Weigh Benefits of Retailer Reporting Program
March 2
Ford Owners Win Another Class Status Shot In Suit Alleging Sudden Acceleration
March 2
Lumber Liquidators Fights Class Action Over Tainted Wood Flooring Made in China
March 2
Design Defect Claim Survives In Boston Scientific Mesh Suit
March 2
Last Peanut Butter MDL Suit Moves On; ConAgra Loses Bid for Summary Judgment
March 2
California to Try Again to Add Styrene To Proposition 65 List of Carcinogens
March 2
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