Who’s Responsible in a Product Liability Lawsuit?

Defective products result in thousands of injuries per year, but in a subsequent claim, responsibility doesn’t always appear clear. In product liability law, all within the distribution chain are accountable for putting such an item on the market. Additionally, the product must meet consumers’ standard expectations and needs to have been sold in a traditional…

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New Airbag Recall Affects 2.1 Million Vehicles from Honda, Toyota, Chrysler

On January 31st, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall concerning airbags installed into vehicles from Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, and Honda Motor Co. 2.1 million vehicles launched in the early 2000 are affected. While 1 million of Honda’s and Toyota’s cars overlap with the Takata airbag recall from last…

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Trantolo & Trantolo Represents 2nd Connecticut GM Recall Victim

General Motors sent recall notices to 4.5 million owners of Saturn Ions and Chevy Cobalts, alerting them to the faulty ignition switch. Those falling within this group have until January 31st to file a claim with GM, and locally, one victim coming forward is Amber Synott, of Torrington. Reported in The Republican-American on January 4th,…

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Stryker Reaches Landmark Settlement Over Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Stryker recalled two of its metal-on-metal hip implant models in 2012, and since that point, the company faced a mass tort lawsuit from thousands of plaintiffs. On November 3, the company reached a $1 billion settlement – a year after Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $2.5 billion to 8,000 plaintiffs affected by the ASR…

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Latest Risperdal Case Developments: New Study, Start of Bellwether Trial, $2.2 Billion Settlement

With 900 pending Multi-District Litigation cases in Philadelphia, the first bellwether trial concerning Risperdal’s side effects started on Monday. The Nov. 3 trial (Re: Risperdal Litigation, Case No: 100300296, in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas) is the start of three to determine how the jury will respond. The second has been scheduled for January…

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