Ask a lawyer practicing products liability today and they'll tell you: new caselaw makes this area the "Wild, Wild West."
The American Law Journal presents "Injury & 'Unreasonably Dangerous' Products: How Do Juries Deliver Justice?" Please note- a 'Lawyer's Cut' which delves more deeply into Tincher will be made available later this week.
Christopher Naughton welcomes plaintiff's attorneys Brandon Swartz of Swartz Culleton, Gerald Baldino of Sacchetta & Baldino and corporate defense counsel Jonathan Dryer of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker and William Ricci of Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey, who also represents the Pennsylvania Defense Institute.
The program looks at product liability in wake of the seminal Tincher v. Omega Flex and the jury's ability to determine what's an 'unreasonably dangerous' product. Recent litigation involving IKEA dressers, Volvo/Graco baby seats and defective holsters are compared to historical product's cases of anti-lock brakes, '57 Chevys, airbags and automatic spin-stop washing machines. The panel takes a glimpse into the future, examining skin-detecting table saws, marijuana products and driverless automobiles.
American Lawyer Media senior editor Gina Passarella interviews Christopher Placitella of Cohen Placitella & Roth, Peter Patton of Galfand Berger and ALM/The Legal Intelligencer's reporter Max Mitchell in an opening feature report. Program 1649.
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