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  • Critical Products Liability Debate Highlights Supreme Ct. ArgumentsOctober 16th, 2013

    The state Supreme Court is set to hear whether the Restatement (Second) of Torts or the Restatement (Third) of Torts should govern Pennsylvania products liability at oral arguments today in Pittsburgh. Opposing parties in Tincher v. Omega Flex are scheduled to argue whether the “strict liability …

  • Infant Sling Death Lawsuit Ends in $8 Mil. SettlementSeptember 5th, 2013

      The mother of a child who died in a shoulder-sling infant carrier has agreed to settle her lawsuit with the manufacturer of the carrier for $8 million. Anthoinette Medley, the mother of Nelsir Scott, and Infantino LLC, a maker of products for infants and babies, agreed …

  • “The Slip Between the Cup and the Lip”: The FDA’s Lax Regulation of Potentially Harmful ProductsApril 24th, 2013

    Bisphenol A (also known as BPA) is a chemical often used in plastic bottles, most often the durable, reusable Nalgene-style water bottles (though the Nalgene company assures consumers it does not use BPA in any of its products). BPA is used in keeping plastic tough …

  • Man Settles for $7.9 Mil. After Arms Crushed by Baler at WorkApril 22nd, 2013

    A man whose arms were crushed by a cardboard baler while working at Acme has reached a combined $7.9 million settlement with the manufacturer, service technician and replacement part provider of the equipment. The trial in Hedlund v. Marathon Equipment was slated to begin in the …

  • Bumbo Baby Seat: Just One of Many RecallsSeptember 19th, 2012

    The Bumbo® Baby Seat, essentially a large piece of molded green foam, has been the subject of two recalls in the last five years. In 2007, 1 million units were recalled in the United States. Now, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), …