Reed Smith's Midlands managing partner, Chris Hill, said: "Paul's appointment reflects our commitment to the continuing development and growth of the product liability
practice in the UK.
As a result, judges often dismiss international product liability
But despite the growth of this litigation crisis, no broad-scope product liability
reform legislation has been enacted into law.
8) Moreover, Viscusi points to inefficient responses to product liability
in the pharmaceutical industry,(9) but points to no instances of punitive damages for undertaking analysis in that industry.
Last month the House of Representatives passed the "Common Sense Product Liability
and Legal Reform Act," a central component of the Republicans' "Contract with America.
manufacturers have been pushing for product liability
reform for more than a decade.
During the past three decades, however, product liability
law has changed dramatically, creating confusion among manufacturers and distributors as to what exactly constitutes liability .
The result is The Fairness in Product Liability
After two decades of debate, product liability
legislation is being considered in both the U.
More than 16 million civil suits were filed in 1986, according to the Product Liability
Coordinating Committee (PLCC), an umbrella group of several business associations pushing for passage of Senate bill 1400, the Product Liability
was a major issue for American business during the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s.
A partner in the firm's Product Liability
practice group, O'Brian focuses her practice on health effects litigation and counseling companies on regulatory matters involving product liability
and toxic tort.
School of Law) also intends this casebook to provide a thorough understanding of general themes of tort law that run through products liability and to show how doctrinal controversies in product liability
result out of the evolutionary processes of common law.
A nationwide survey of jury cases found that plaintiffs won cases more frequently than the defense in 2000, and the median compensatory awards have risen steadily since 1994 in premises liability, product liability
and medical malpractice cases.
Mealey Publications (King of Prussia, PA) has begun the publication of two new information products, including Mealey's Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce and Mealey's Product Liability