Product Liability News

Judge Blocks Oklahoma Firm from Selling Execution Drug to Missouri

A federal judge on Feb. 12 agreed to temporarily block an Oklahoma pharmacy from providing an execution drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for use in an upcoming lethal injection. The temporary restraining order was issued after a federal lawsuit …

Rotting Wood Product in Post-Katrina Built Homes May Spark Legal Action

Actor Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation, which has built 100 energy-efficient new homes in the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, is considering legal action against the manufacturer of an innovative glass-infused wood that was used in …

China Weighs Easing Rules on Animal Testing of Cosmetics

China is considering a rule change that would allow the sale of some cosmetics without requiring them to be tested on animals, opening up a potential route into the Chinese market for international firms opposed to the practice. Under the …

J&J Reaches $4 Billion Settlement of Hip-Implant Suits: Sources

Johnson & Johnson will pay more than $4 billion to resolve thousands of lawsuits over its recalled hip implants in the largest settlement of U.S. legal claims for a medical device, three people familiar with the deal said. The accord …

Insurer Alleges Robotic Surgery Firm Lied About Claims

Intuitive Surgical Inc., the maker of robotic surgery devices targeted by patient lawsuits, was sued by an insurer alleging the company hid the number of legal claims it might face when buying product liability insurance. Illinois Union Insurance Co. seeks …

Idaho Lawsuit Is Latest Claim Against Remington

Remington Arms Co., maker of one of America’s most-popular hunting rifles, is in court again, this time with an Idaho lawsuit filed by a man who says he was shot through the foot by a defective weapon. Loren Korpi, an …

Jury Finds Toyota Liable in Unintended Acceleration Death Claim

Toyota Motor Corp. has been found liable in an unintended acceleration lawsuit in the U.S., one of the first such cases to go to trial since the Japanese carmaker began recalling millions of vehicles in 2009 over acceleration issues. A …

LIU Launches Product Recall Policy for Packagers, Co-Packers

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has launched LIU Packagers Protection, a new LIU product recall policy for packagers and co-packers. Designed specifically for packagers and co-packers of topical and ingestible products, the LIU Packagers Protection policy …

Ironshore Specialty Launches Claims-Made Policy Form for Product Liability Risks

Ironshore Inc.’s Specialty Casualty unit is launching a new claims-made policy form to complement its suite of products and services available to the commercial general liability market for prospective insureds facing unique product liability challenges. With an ISO format that …

Indiana Melon Growers Face New FDA Rules after Salmonella Outbreak

Southwestern Indiana’s melon growers are facing new federal regulations following last year’s salmonella outbreak that killed three people who ate Indiana-grown cantaloupes. Workshops were recently held to educate melon farmers and their workers about the Food and Drug Administration’s new …