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New Jersey Supreme Court Favors Retailers In Landmark Ruling Limiting TCCWNA Claims
In what has been described as a landmark ruling on behalf of both national retailers and consumers alike, the New Jersey Supreme Court has established critical law to limit exposure to purported class action claims involving the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA).
United States
19 Jun 2018
Washington Supreme Court Finds No FAA Preemption Of State Product Liability Claims Relating To Aviation Safety
The Washington Supreme Court recently held that the Federal Aviation Act (FAA) and its regulations relating to aircraft engine fuel systems do not impliedly preempt state law product liability actions.
United States
14 Mar 2017
SCOTUS Denies Review Of Third Circuit's Rejection Of FAA Preemption Of State Law Products Liability Claims
The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied a petition for certiorari review of the Third Circuit Court of Appeal's decision in AVCO Corporation v. Sikkelee, which held that the Federal Aviation Act (FAA)...
United States
30 Dec 2016
Florida Appellate Court Reverses Verdict Against Valve Manufacturer In Asbestos Case
Manufacturers of products that contained chrysotile asbestos won a major victory in Crane Co. v. DeLisle when Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed a verdict entered against a gasket manufacturer...
United States
11 Oct 2016
Food And Beverage Law Update: August 2016
When food and beverage companies think of their largest risks, data breaches have not historically come to mind, but this is changing.
United States
12 Aug 2016
Why The TCCWNA Matters To Retailers In New Jersey
In the past few years, an unprecedented number of consumer class action claims have been filed under the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA).
United States
7 Jul 2016
Warranties Go Digital With Enactment Of The E-Warranty Act
The E-Warranty Act, which took effect Sept. 24, allows sellers of consumer goods to place warranty information online and satisfy the disclosure requirements of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
United States
9 Oct 2015
D.C. Circuit To Consider Requirements For Compelled Disclosures
The D.C. Circuit will rehear American Meat Institute v. U.S. Department of Agriculture en banc later this month.
United States
13 May 2014
California Adopts Nationally Ground-Breaking Safer Consumer Product Regulations
California's Green Chemistry Initiative blazes a new trail for consumer products in the United States, establishing a comprehensive approach aimed at reducing — over time — exposures to hazardous chemicals commonly found in a range of products.
United States
9 Sep 2013
OSU Researchers: Simple Sugar Might Replace Toxic Materials As A Binder For Sand Molds Used To Make Industrial Metal Castings
Researchers at Oregon State University's College of Forestry have reportedly discovered a novel way to make strong and moisture-resistant sand molds using simple sugar, instead of more toxic materials, as the binding agent.
United States
13 Feb 2013
Supreme Court Reaffirms Federal Preemption Of State-Law Product Liability Claims Directed At Locomotive Equipment
On February 29, 2012, the United States Supreme Court held that a former railroad worker’s state-law tort claims for design defect and failure to warn against manufacturers of locomotives and locomotive parts were preempted by the Locomotive Inspection Act, 49 U.S.C. § 20701, et seq. (LIA). Kurns v. R.R. Friction Prods. Corp., __ S. Ct. __, No. 10-879, 2012 WL 631857, at *9 (2012).
United States
8 Mar 2012
CPSC Approves Creation of Publicly Available Consumer Complaint Database: Significant Challenges Likely for Manufacturers and Private Labelers of Consumer Products
On November 24, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, or Commission) approved a Final Rule establishing a new publically available Consumer Product Safety Information Database.
United States
13 Dec 2010
Pending House Bill Would Require Foreign Manufacturers to Consent to Jurisdiction in U.S. Courts
On February 24, 2010, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require foreign manufacturers of certain products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in this country who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers.
United States
30 Mar 2010
CPSC Proposes Changes To Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, Citing Enforceability Problems
Implementation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) has caused enormous problems for manufacturers, retailers, resellers and consumers, among others.
United States
11 Feb 2010
Assessing Risk And Ensuring Compliance With The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) became law in August of 2008.
United States
8 Jun 2009
Florida Parental Pre-Injury Releases: Are They Worth The Paper They’re Written On?
On December 11, 2008, the Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling invalidating pre-injury releases signed by parents on behalf of their minor children when children are injured participating in commercial activities.
United States
15 May 2009
Consumer Product Rules Affecting Sellers Of Used Products
On August 14, 2008, President Bush signed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (the Act) into law.
United States
5 Feb 2009
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