Posts in Products Liability.

Summarizes U.S. appellate court decisions in two cases involving how to determine if an Illinois court has personal jurisdiction over a case


Lists 3 keys to how to chose and prepare defense corporate representatives for depositions


Summarizes new Illinois law banning destroying PFAS by incineration, including what is/isn’t considered incineration and incineration not covered by the law


Examines U.S. 7th Circuit Court ruling on the application of non-specific defect theory in product liability cases


Recently, Alameda County Superior Court in California conducted a jury trial on a products liability claim for asbestos exposures. The jury selection process was carried out electronically via Zoom, and the entire trial was conducted virtually. Several issues were raised about conducting the trial remotely, including judge, jurors, witness, and/or counsel speaking without muting and jurors being inattentive (e.g., handling other tasks while the trial was being conducted). Nonetheless, the trial went forward and the jury deliberated via teleconference. After the ...


A product liability claim can survive a motion for summary judgment under three theories. For a plaintiff’s product liability negligence claim to proceed, the plaintiff must: (1) allege the product had a design defect, (2) allege there was a manufacturing defect, or (3) claim the product did not have proper warnings for consumers. When a plaintiff alleges a design defect, he or she must claim the product’s design made it unreasonably dangerous. If alleging a manufacturing defect, the plaintiff must claim the product manufactured was defective and different from the intended ...

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