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C. Todd Alley

Toyota's Massive Recall Leaves Some Questions Unanswered

As thousands of sources are reporting, Toyota has issued a massive recall of over 4 million vehicles after numerous reports of stuck accelerators cause some vehicles to accelerate out of control….

Joseph H. Saunders

Defective Product Accountability for Foreign Manufacturers

The Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act of 2009 (S. 1606) is a good consumer protection bill that’s been introduced in the US Senate by Senators Dick Durbin, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Jeff…

Don Greiwe

New Bill Proposes to End Foreign Manufacturer Tort Liability Loopholes

Each year, many people in the United States are injured by defective foreign products imported into the United States. Loopholes in the law give foreign manufacturers ways of delaying lawsuits…

Don Greiwe

Medical Device Liability Bill: Undoing Injustice

Last week, the new Medical Device Liability Bill was up for debate within Congress’ House and Energy Subcommittee. This new legislation is intended to undo the U.S. Supreme Court’s…

Joseph H. Saunders

FDA Seizes More Dietary Supplements

US Marshals have seized 23,300 bottles of three separate dietary supplements through a court order. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division entered a consent…

Don Greiwe

Hydroxycut: The Latest Gun in DSHEA’s Wild West

As you probably have heard, hydroxycut has been taken off the market. On April 30th the FDA warned consumers to immediately stop using all 14 Hydroxycut products. This comes after the FDA…

Joseph H. Saunders

Fitness Balls Burst Causing Injuries

More than 3 million fitness balls have been recalled after they burst, causing back and neck injuries to those using them. The balls in question are sold by department stores and sports shops…

C. Todd Alley

New Chinese Food Safety Measures Still Not Enough

The Chinese legislature has passed the Food Safety Law. In effect June 1 of this year, the law outlines major change in the Chinese food market. Changes of particular Interest:

Improved…

Joseph H. Saunders

Taser Back in the News

A few weeks ago, Taser International was ordered to pay $1,423,000 in attorney fees as a result of a product’s liability verdict in California. On June 7, 2008, the jury in the case of Heston v….

Joseph H. Saunders

Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Recalls and Patient Safety

The Kugel Mesh hernia patch recall has caused untold suffering among those who thought they were having a routine hernia repair surgery. If they received the Kugel hernia patch in their hernia…