Product Liability Litigation: Key Trends to Watch
Over the years, the litigation scrutiny of product liability claims has been continuously evolving. Thus, posing a much more intricate compliance challenge for product manufacturers.
The numerous counts of lawsuits filed in recent years show that the lack of efficient action plan to mitigate risk and pitfalls has to be addressed. It is, therefore, vital for manufacturers to be updated with the latest trends and developments on product liability claims litigation in order to avoid lawsuits and effectively defend your company when such situations arise.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the key trends in product liability litigation. Speakers will dig deeper as they analyze its implications and provide best practices in handling product liability lawsuits.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Product Liability Litigation – Fundamentals
- Emerging Trends and Developments
- Recent Court Rulings
- Potential Pitfalls and Challenges
- Best Compliance Practices and Strategies
- What Lies Ahead
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- The historical evolution of product liability law, from caveat emptor (“let the buyer beware”) to implied warranty to today’s negligence and strict liability theories under the Restatement (Second) of Torts (1965) and Restatement (Third) of Torts (1997)
- The recent national trend indicating an expansion under state law of a manufacturer’s duty to warn to include warnings about potential harm caused by products manufactured and sold by others
- Analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in its March 2019 decision in Air & Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries and its potential impact beyond maritime law
- An overview of the economic, marketing and survey tools commonly used in consumer fraud and product liability class action matters
- Main strengths and limitations of these methods and their implementations
- Overview of some recent key cases and Court decisions in the product liability space and discussion of their potential impact on the analytical tools used by economists and marketing experts
Melissa M. Malloy focuses her practice on the defense of toxic tort actions. For the past eight years, as a member of a National Coordinating Counsel team, she has assisted in the nationwide defense of an equipment manufacturer in the asbestos litigation. Her work includes the investigation of key facts, the development of expert strategy, the preparation of dispositive motions, and trial preparation and appellate support for federal and state cases filed in jurisdictions across the United States.
Ms. Malloy previously served as an appellate law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands for three years. She is currently a member of the Defense Research Institute. She is admitted to the state bars of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Melissa M. Malloy focuses her practice on the defense of toxic tort actions. For the past eight years, as a …
Matteo Li Bergolis focuses on economic, marketing, and statistical matters related to product liability, data privacy, and antitrust litigation. Dr. Li Bergolis applies sophisticated econometric analyses and survey methods to assess class certification, liability, and damages issues. He has led teams supporting experts in several high-profile cases involving allegations of product defects, false advertising, data privacy violations, and price fixing.
Matteo Li Bergolis focuses on economic, marketing, and statistical matters related to product liability, data privacy, and antitrust litigation. Dr. …
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About Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP
Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP is a full service civil litigation and trial firm based in Boston, with additional offices in Providence, RI and Bridgeport, CT. Founded in 1998, the firm represents a wide range of businesses, municipalities, governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, individuals, and their insurers. With more than 20 attorneys, the firm aggressively defends clients in complex product liability, toxic tort, municipal liability and other specialty liability litigation. The attorneys also have extensive experience providing consultation and litigation services to businesses in areas ranging from contractual relations to employment practices. PDP’s attorneys do not only advocate, they lead — influencing and shaping governing legal principles in landmark cases. Through its smaller size, PDP is able to foster an atmosphere of efficiency, responsiveness, and personal connection not found in larger firms.
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