Product Liability News

Lawyer Says Blown Tire Caused Livestreamed, Deadly Crash in California

The defense attorney for a teenage driver accused of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister says a mechanical problem may have caused the accident in California. The Merced Sun-Star reported Obdulia Sanchez’s lawyer told a …

European Egg Scandal Widens

The European Union said Friday [July 11] that it plans to hold an extraordinary meeting late next month over a growing tainted egg scandal as it revealed that products contaminated with an insecticide have now spread to 17 countries. Millions …

UK Hikes Estimate of Pesticide Contaminated Eggs; No Public Health Risk Expected

The U.K. raised its estimate of eggs contaminated by the unauthorized pesticide fipronil, with the outbreak believed to have affected some products made by major supermarkets. “We have now established that more eggs from affected farms than previously identified came …

European Egg Contamination Is ‘Criminal’: German Agricultural Minister

Germany’s agriculture minister said on Tuesday that the contamination of millions of eggs with a potentially harmful insecticide was “criminal,” as authorities in several European countries continued to investigate the food safety scare. Retailers in several European countries have pulled …

Egg Contamination Leads to Widespread Cull of Hens in Europe

Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu …

BHSI Launches Casualty Platform; Leeks Named Head of Casualty, UK & S. Europe

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is introducing public and products liability insurance in the UK, Ireland and Southern Europe, and employer’s liability insurance in the UK and Ireland, while naming Martin Leeks, senior vice president, Casualty, UK and Southern Europe. …

Dole Settles Suits Over Salad-Related Listeria Outbreak

Court documents show that Dole Fresh Foods has recently settled two lawsuits filed by families of people stricken by a listeria outbreak after eating salads packaged in Ohio. The Springfield News-Sun reports settlement terms weren’t disclosed by the company or …

Large Claims Becoming More Expensive, Complex & Global: Allianz

Large liability claims are becoming more expensive, complex and international, with activity increasing outside the United States, according a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “Although recent years have seen a noticeable rise in large environmental liability …

Future Tech to Create Lower Claims Frequency, New Threats: Allianz Report

Technology is expected to be a major driver of liability claims in the years ahead – cutting frequency and increasing new threats such as cyber, product liability and recall risk, according a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty …

466 Tons of Breaded Chicken Product Recalled by Oklahoma Company

An Oklahoma food company is recalling more than 466 tons of breaded chicken because of possible metal in the food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said OK Food Inc. is recalling 933,272 pounds of the food shipped nationwide that was …