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- Expert Witnesses Explain Potential Legal Issues with Autonomous Vehicles
The future has arrived, and it is showing the public that it includes vehicles that drive themselves. However, there are various issues that these cars may raise because of injuries, accidents and similar concerns. Many problems with these types of advancements in the world deal with how technology keeps outpacing the law, law enforcement and keeping legal matters settled.
- Consumer Expectation Test and Strict Product Liability Cases
A consumer expectation test is used in strict product liability lawsuits to establish whether a product has a manufacturing defect. The test can also be used to determine if a product should come with a safety warning or if the current safety warning is sufficient to protect the consumer who uses the product.
- Defective Pacemakers, Recalls, and Alerts
A pacemaker is a medical device that delivers electrical impulses to the heart to stabilize heart rhythms. Irregular heartbeat affects millions of Americans, but in most cases, the defect causes no serious problems.
- Biomechanics Expert Witness Proves Defects in Seatbelt Cases
Defects occur in almost all manner of products, materials and structures. These problems may exist in designs, a product line or only a batch. However, various defective items cause injuries if the issues pose a risk of danger to someone that is using the object in a standard manner.
- San Diego Class Action Defense Strategies for Products Labelled “Organic” and “Made in the USA”
Many companies that grow agricultural products or manufacture goods and provide services in San Diego and Southern California label their products as “organic” or “Made in the USA.” Each of these labels carries specific legal requirements. Violation of California or federal labeling law can result in an expensive "Organic" or "Made in the USA" class action lawsuit.
- Class Action Defense in San Diego: Diffusing a Complex Legal Challenge
Class action defense is unfortunately a more common reality for California and San Diego agricultural, technology and manufacturing producers. Plaintiff’s attorneys attempt to find issue with a product, service or goods that affects a large group of people. The goal is to organize these individual cases into a large group known as a “Class.”
- Johnson & Johnson to Pay $20 Million in Pelvic Mesh Trial
Johnson & Johnson (J & J) has been ordered to pay a woman $20 million as a result of defective vaginal-mesh inserts that caused serious damages.
- Ford Door Latch Recall
Last month, Ford Motor Company announced an expansion of a previous recall for a faulty door latch. The pawl spring tab in side doors can break, in which case the door does not latch securely and can open while the car is in motion. This recall involves approximately 211,000 vehicles and was done at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Product Design Defect: HoMedic Massagers Pose Shock and Burn Hazards
HoMedics is complying with a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall and is removing many of its massagers from the shelves.
- Keurig Penalty for Mini Plus Coffee Brewing System
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.’s will pay a $5.8 million penalty as a result of its failure to report products that Keurig knew were unsafe and causing serious injuries to consumers nationwide.