Review of the “Watchdogs” Most Dangerous Toys of 2015

Posted: December 21st, 2015 by Katherine A. Lawler in CPSC Issues, Recalls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) is constantly testing and analyzing consumer products, including toys, to ensure safety standards are met. Read more...

Emphasis on Convenience in Forum Non Conveniens Motions

Posted: November 25th, 2015 by Katherine A. Lawler in Uncategorized

Although plaintiffs in product liability cases have the first choice in selecting a forum, defendants may be able to challenge the forum by filing a motion to dismiss for forum non conveniens. Read more...

CPSC Civil Penalty Update

Posted: October 22nd, 2015 by John C. Celeste in CPSC Issues

With the 2015 calendar year almost ¾ over, it seems like a good time to take a look at the civil penalties issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this year so far, and to compare them to prior years. Read more...

Range of Reliance Required for Misrepresentation Claims

Posted: October 9th, 2015 by Katherine A. Lawler in Uncategorized

In a typical fraud or negligent misrepresentation claim, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant made a false representation, intentionally or recklessly, which the plaintiff relied on and which led to compensable harm. Read more...

CPSC Civil Penalty Amounts Likely to Continue Increasing

Posted: April 21st, 2015 by John C. Celeste in CPSC Issues, Recalls

If CPSC Chairman Kaye’s “State of Product Safety” speech at the... Read more...