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Tag Archives: Products Liability

3D printing: New frontier in potential product liability claims (access required)

Companies employ 3D printing technology now more than ever, leveraging devices in pioneering ways. Its widespread usage helps businesses cut costs and manufacture products efficiently. At the same time, the legal landscape surrounding 3D printers is underdeveloped, so those who ...

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Foreign manufacturer dodges exploding battery suit (access required)

Where a Virginia resident sued a manufacturer after its e-cigarette battery allegedly exploded, causing severe burns to his body, but the Korean-based manufacturer did not purposefully avail itself of the privilege of conducting activities in Virginia, the court lacked personal ...

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Court lacks jurisdiction over tire defendant (access required)

Where the administrator for a man killed when his tire failed sued multiple companies for negligence and products liability, the court lacked jurisdiction over one company with no meaningful contacts with Virginia. The company’s contacts were so lacking, moreover, that ...

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No survival damages for alleged asbestos exposure (access required)

Where the representative of a now-deceased seaman alleging his exposure to asbestos aboard a Navy ship caused his death sought survival damages for pain and suffering as well as medical expenses, his claim was denied because survival damages for pre-death ...

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Court clarifies government contractor defense in asbestos suit (access required)

Where an engineering manufacturer intends to rely upon the government contactor defense in an asbestos suit, it must present evidence of the government’s knowledge about the asbestos hazards presented by the manufacturer’s products or equipment, and not just the government’s ...

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