Product Liability News

Court Orders J&J to Pay $247 Million, Another Big Loss Over Hip Implant Product

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $247 million to half a dozen patients who claimed the company hid defects in its Pinnacle artificial hips, its third big-dollar loss over the products. Officials of the company’s DePuy unit, which makes …

Trade Groups Push for National Labeling Law to Override States’ Requirements

The Grocery Manufacturers Association and dozens of other trade groups are pushing for a federal law that could override state ingredient-disclosure rules and warning labels, including California’s landmark Proposition 65. About 50 trade organizations have backed an effort for a …

Admitted Carriers, CanaBOP Coming to California’s Cannabis Industry

The first admitted insurance carrier has filed to provide coverage to California’s legal cannabis industry and several more carriers have stated their intent to file products, according to state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. It also appears that standardized insurance forms …

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 …