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  • 3-D Printing and Product Liability: Identifying the Obstacles

    01/23/2014 8:58:16 AM PST · by null and void · 16 replies
    October 30, 2013 | Nora Freeman Engstrom
    Stanford Law School University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Vol. 162, No. 35, 2013 Abstract: Though just in its infancy, 3-D printing seems poised to transform the goods we buy, the products we use, and the world we inhabit. A question frequently raised about 3-D printing, though, is how product liability law will apply to 3-D-printed goods. Tackling that important and timely question, this Essay applies contemporary product liability law to defective products from home 3-D printers. The analysis reveals that if home 3-D printing really does take off, PL litigation as we know it may well, in large measure,...
  • Frivolous Lawsuits Shut Down Largest Gas Can Co. as Sandy Spurs Demand

    11/20/2012 8:33:11 PM PST · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    The nation’s largest gas can manufacturer has closed its doors due to frivolous lawsuits at a time when Hurricane Sandy victims urgently need the containers. The company's closure has resulted in a shortage of gas cans for purchase or use in the disaster areas of the northeast, and in the US as a whole. The company, Blitz U.S.A., is a 50-year-old American business that has closed its doors and laid off all 117 employees. Blitz U.S.A. provided 75% of all gas canisters to the US, a feat which industry insiders say is only possible when a company does everything right....
  • Prepper Info

    11/20/2012 3:48:31 PM PST · by onona · 109 replies
    Breitbart news ^ | Today | Brandon Darby
    Just saw this in You may want to check your gas can supply.
  • Florida man injured by exploding electronic cigarette (it was in his mouth at the time)

    02/16/2012 7:06:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies ^ | Feb. 16, 2012 | Trevor Mogg
    A Florida man got the shock of his life on Wednesday when an electronic cigarette he was using exploded in his mouth. Honestly, you try to do the right thing and it all blows up in your face. A Florida man who finally came around to the idea of giving up smoking decided to use an electronic cigarette to help him try to kick the habit. So far so good, you might think. The problem for 57-year-old Tom Holloway, however, was that while it was in his mouth the thing exploded. The explosion was so severe that it destroyed some...
  • Tesla Motors recalls a third of its cars

    10/04/2010 1:46:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    New Mexico Business Weekly ^ | October 4, 2010 | Steven E.F. Brown
    Smoke and “possible fire” behind a headlamp led Tesla Motors to recall a third of the 1,300 electric sportscars it has sold so far... So far, Tesla has sold about 1,300 of the expensive Roadsters, which cost $109,000 a piece. This recall affects 439 cars.
  • Planned Parenthood handed out Bad Condoms (in 2005)

    12/22/2007 10:51:09 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 283+ views
    Consumer Reports ^ | February 2005
    Condoms Availability: Most models in stores through April 2005. Clickfor more information. In performance order.Models with identical overall scores are listed alphabetically. Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor   Brand & model Price Overall score Test results Lubricant Features   1 Durex Extra Sensitive Lubricated Latex $0.83 Regular   •   2 Durex Performax Lubricated 0.83 Numbing        3 LifeStyles Classic Collection Ultra Sensitive Lubricated 0.92 Regular   •   4 TheyFit Lubricated 1.00 Regular       5 Trojan Extended Pleasure Climax Control Lubricant 0.83 Numbing         6 Trojan Non-lubricated 0.54 None      ...
  • Faulty online mapping linked to wrong turn disaster

    12/08/2006 10:25:19 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 50 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Age ^ | 12/8/06 | Asher Moses
    Questionable directions given by online mapping services could have contributed to the death of James Kim, who perished while trying to save his stranded family. Kim, 35, was driving home from a vacation with his wife, Kati, and daughters, four-year-old Penelope and seven-month-old Sabine, on November 25 when he took a wrong turn and they became lost in the wilderness in Oregon, in north-west US. Kim left his family on Saturday to find help, but never returned. When searchers found his lifeless body yesterday, he had already walked 13 kilometres through rugged terrain, wearing only light clothing. But Kim -...
  • (BREAKING) Judge Rules Cigarette Companies Deceived Smokers

    08/17/2006 4:07:09 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies · 5,710+ views
    CBS 5 GREEN BAY ^ | 17 AUGUST 2006 | AP
    (AP) WASHINGTON A federal judge ruled Thursday that the nation's top cigarette makers violated racketeering laws, deceiving the public for years about the health hazards of smoking, but said she couldn't order them to pay the billions of dollars the government had sought. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler did order the companies to publish in newspapers and on their Web sites "corrective statements" on the adverse health effects and addictiveness of smoking and nicotine. She also ordered tobacco companies to stop labeling cigarettes as "low tar," "light," "ultra light" or "mild," since such cigarettes have been found to be no...
  • Fueled By Fire: Dell Creates Ad With a Desktop on Fire

    08/17/2006 11:21:17 AM PDT · by Xth Legion · 10 replies · 645+ views
    Fueled by fire. Dell has an ad campaign showing flames allover a desktop pc. Talk about bad timing. You have to see this. Follow link to Dell site.
  • Mothers who used same sperm donor meet

    08/11/2006 5:39:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies · 514+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8-11-06 | KIM NGUYEN
    NEDERLAND, Colo. - Michelle Jorgenson thought it was odd that her 8-year-old daughter Cheyenne — conceived with sperm from a mystery man known to Jorgenson only as Donor 3066 — was extremely sensitive to sound and walked on her toes. Jorgenson started checking on the Internet and soon learned of at least six other children around the country who were fathered by 3066. And of those seven, she discovered to her alarm, two have autism, and two others, Cheyenne included, show signs of a sensory disorder tied closely to autism. The children's mothers located one another beginning a year ago...
  • Science Takes Role in Product Liability

    02/10/2005 9:39:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 264+ views
    AP ^ | 2/10/5 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    PHILADELPHIA -- When word spread that people injured by the fen-phen diet drug cocktail could share in a multibillion dollar legal settlement, law firms began sponsoring health screenings so large that a judge quipped that one doctor's work "would have been the envy of Henry Ford." Tens of thousands of people took echocardiograms _ sometimes on machines set up in hotel rooms _ to see if they had heart valve damage caused by the drugs. Doctors earned hefty fees evaluating tests for lawyers, with some handling as many as 10,000 diagnoses apiece. Years later, people are still arguing whether the...
  • Appeals Court Lets Suit Against Gunmaker Proceed (CA)

    05/30/2004 1:05:04 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 303+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2004 | NA
    Reuters SAN FRANCISCO -- The chief Western U.S. appeals court stood by its decision Friday to allow a wrongful-death lawsuit to proceed against a gun manufacturer. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit declined to have a larger panel of judges reconsider its 2 to 1 November ruling that allowed a lawsuit against Glock Inc. and gun sellers. The suit alleges negligence for using a distribution scheme that made it likely their guns would end up in the hands of illegal buyers. The case stems from the murder of a postal worker, Joseph Ileto, who was shot by...
  • City Wins Right to U.S. Data on Firearms(NYC)

    05/21/2004 12:11:22 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,334+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 21, 2004 | WILLIAM GLABERSON
    New York City won a significant victory this week in its civil suit against the firearms industry, winning the right to information that could help prove its claim that the industry closes its eyes to the way guns get into the hands of criminals. On Wednesday, a federal magistrate ruled that the city was entitled to federal data that traces the path of guns used in crimes, overruling objections by the Justice Department. Lawyers say that without the data the city would have difficulty proving its claim that the gun industry's marketing and distribution practices amount to a public nuisance....
  • New York Loses a Top Legal Ally in Suit Over Guns

    04/16/2004 10:00:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 197+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 17, 2004 | WILLIAM GLABERSON
    New York City is preparing for the first trial of a civil suit by an American city claiming that the gun industry fosters an illegal market in the firearms criminals use to deliver death to the city's doorsteps. Gun industry representatives say the case is crucial, and the companies have some of the country's top law firms defending them. Until a few weeks ago, the city had a powerful legal weapon, too: another of the country's top law firms, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, had agreed more than two years ago to work on the case for free. But now the...
  • Shotgun Justice

    04/08/2004 6:02:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 164+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 7, 2004 | Masthead Editorial
    <p>While the tabloids were having a field day recently with the signals a juror in the Tyco trial was allegedly flashing, elsewhere in Manhattan lawyers for the firearms industry were asking the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to recuse a judge they say is sending his own "OK" signal to plaintiffs in a highly contentious gun case.</p>
  • Sen. Larry Craig: Position on NRA board amplifies Idaho’s voice on gun issues

    03/29/2004 8:06:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies · 167+ views
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | 03-25-2004 | Sen. Larry Craig
    <p>Recently, The Idaho Statesman took issue with legislation I sponsored in the Senate to ban a narrow range of politically driven lawsuits against the gun industry, suggesting that my membership on the board of the National Rifle Association presented a conflict of interest with my duties as a senator. As the most casual observer knows, the NRA is a stalwart defender of the individual´s right to keep and bear arms, guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. As a senator, I take an oath of office to uphold and protect the Constitution. Fundamentally, there is no conflict between those missions.</p>
  • Sturm Ruger: NJ Lawsuit Dismissed With Prejudice

    03/16/2004 8:07:00 AM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 760+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 15, 2004 | Dow Jones Business News
    SOUTHPORT, Conn. (Dow Jones)--Sturm, Ruger & Co. (NYSE:RGR - News) said a trial court dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit filed against the company and other gun makers by the city of Newark, N.J. In a press release Monday, Sturm, Ruger said it dismissed the case because the city failed to meet the requirements of a prior court order. The City of Newark needed to fulfill those requirements in order to apply for a reinstatement of the complaint prior to the March 1 deadline. Because the case was dismissed with prejudice, Newark won't be allowed to file the lawsuit again. Following...
  • Gun bills may trigger split

    02/23/2004 10:02:58 AM PST · by neverdem · 179 replies · 273+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Feb 23, 2004 | Brian DeBose
    <p>The Senate will begin another debate on federal gun laws this week, and at least one issue may put it at odds with Republicans in the other chamber.</p> <p>A Republican-led bill to immunize gun makers from wrongful-death claims is expected to hit the floor tomorrow, but Democrats and liberal Republicans will propose an amendment to extend the federal assault-weapons ban, possibly setting up a showdown with the House.</p>
  • Aortic abdominal graft production to end

    06/17/2003 8:12:57 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 208+ views ^ | 6/16/2003 | SHANNON DININNY - The Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A subsidiary of medical device manufacturer Guidant Corp. is ending production of an aortic abdominal graft, only days after the unit pleaded guilty to criminal charges for covering up problems involving the product that may have led to 12 deaths. Endovascular Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Indianapolis-based Guidant, pleaded guilty to 10 felonies last week involving its Ancure "stent-graft" device, including shipping misbranded products and making false statements to government regulators. Endovascular faces $92.4 million in federal penalties for actions surrounding the device. Guidant officials said Monday that...
  • [California State] Senate OKs dropping product liability protections for guns

    08/14/2002 1:28:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies · 324+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8-14-02 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) --  Saying guns should have the same product liability standards as other items, the California Senate voted Wednesday to remove a lawsuit shield protecting firearm manufacturers.</p> <p>Senators approved a bill that would overturn a 1983 law that bars lawsuits accusing gun companies of willful or negligent acts or omissions in the design, distribution and marketing of firearms and ammunition.</p>