Product Liability News

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 …

Kansas Farmer Sues Monsanto over GMO Wheat Discovery

A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over the recent discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company’s gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and causing some international …

Helicopter Maker Fights Suit by Tennessee Soldiers’ Families Over Deadly Crash

A federal judge will rule in coming weeks whether the families of two Tennessee National Guard members can sue the makers of a helicopter in which the soldiers died. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the case involves a 2010 …

Mississippi Man Run Over by Lawnmower Sues Manufacturer

A lawsuit in Mississippi says a man was seriously injured after he was attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets, jumped off his riding lawnmower and was run over by the machine. Everardo Garfias claims a cut-off switch should have …