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Types of Claims Involving Defective Products
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Product Liability on Friday, July 19, 2019.
In this day and age, it’s very difficult to live a life independent from commercial manufacturers. There was a time when clothes, food, home appliances, and everything else could be created yourself or purchased from someone you knew who had the means. Now, we rely on big businesses to provide us with the …
Infant Products Are Not Tested As Much as You Think They Are
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Product Liability on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
Most new parents have their go-to brand that they use for all their child’s needs. Fisher-Price is one of the largest companies in the market of early childhood furniture, toys, and care items. Did you know that they often do not test their products as much as we would like to believe they …
BOB Strollers Defective With Potential for Injury
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in News on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
After hundreds of reported crashes, at least 50 injuries and reports of up to 100 injuries, the manufacture of the popular BOB jogging stroller cut a deal with the Trump Administration’s Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) to avoid recalling the jogging strollers. The front wheel of the strollers can suddenly detach because the …
Companies Must Report When Their Product Cause an Unreasonable Risk of Serious Injury
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Defective Products on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Polaris Industries, Inc. (“Polaris”) will pay a $27.25 million civil penalty. Companies Must Report When Their Product Cause an Unreasonable Risk of Serious Injury The Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972 dictates that companies must follow certain safety standards to ensure …
California Poised To Ban Confidentiality Product Liability Settlements
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in News on Friday, May 25, 2018.
California is poised to pass a law that bans secret settlements for product defects in Los Angeles and all across the state. California could join a number of other states that have passed similar bills in recent years. The point of the new legislation is to prevent manufacturers in Los Angeles and all …
On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Polaris Industries, Inc. (“Polaris”) will pay a $27.25 million civil penalty.
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Product Liability on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
Companies Must Report When Their Product Cause an Unreasonable Risk of Serious Injury The Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972 dictates that companies must follow certain safety standards to ensure their products do not cause “unreasonable or substantial risks.” Furthermore, should a company’s product cause a serious injury or death, it has an …
Yes, You Can Sue Manufacturers For Defective Products After a Recall, But It’s Not That Simple
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Product Liability on Thursday, March 22, 2018.
Each year, there are thousands of recalls in California and all across the United States. Even big-name manufacturers do it. But does it mean that you cannot sue a liable manufacturer for producing and selling a defective product just because it issued a recall? We brought our Los Angeles product liability attorney from …
Uber’s Testing of Autonomous Vehicle Kills 49-year Old Woman
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Product Liability on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Uber’s recent testing of its own autonomous vehicle recently killed a 49-year old woman. While Arizona may be a common area for testing autonomous vehicles, this is the first death involving such a vehicle. On Sunday evening of March 18, 2018, Elaine Herberg was walking her bicycle across the street when she was struck …
How Defective Brakes Can Cause an Accident: Proving Liability and Collecting Damages
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Product Liability on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
If you’re driving a car in Los Angeles, you’ve probably wondered at least once: “What if my brakes stopped working? Would I survive a car accident caused by defective brakes?” Perhaps, defective brakes is even one of your biggest fears when operating a car. And your fear isn’t far-fetched, nor is it foolish …
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Outcome Is Changing Product Liability for Aircraft Parts
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Product Liability on Thursday, January 4, 2018.
Before the Bristol-Myers Squibb Vs Superior Court case in 2017, it was generally accepted that courts could exercise personal jurisdiction in the form of general jurisdiction where a defendant was, in effect, at home in a particular jurisdiction, or specific jurisdiction where a lawsuit arose from or related to the defendant’s contacts with …