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Regulatory and Product Liability Practices: Siloed No More

In the field of product liability law, the silo phenomenon — in which different departments of an organization decline to share information with other departments of the same organization or field — is puzzling, since there have been several examples of situations where additional regulation has resulted in additional litigation.

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In the field of product liability law, the silo phenomenon — in which different departments of an organization decline to share information with other departments of the same organization or field — is puzzling, since there have been several examples of situations where additional regulation has resulted in additional litigation. For example, in the case of asbestos, a wave of litigation was followed by tightened regulation of asbestos product exposure by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). (The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asbestos regulations as well.) And then there is the enforcement activity of both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), (and the FDA’s refusal, to date, to define the term “natural”), all of which have arguably contributed to the current wave of consumer product class actions.

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