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When is a successor company liable for the torts of its predecessor? The question can be a thorny one, and each state has its own take on the issue. A recent New York case gave a federal district court the chance to decipher that state’s legislative and case law, allowing it to conclude that not only was the machine that caused the injury properly made at the time is was manufactured, but also that the current owner of the assets of the company that made it could not be held responsible for a plaintiff’s injuries.
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By Steven P. Benenson
In the past several years, plaintiffs’ firms have threatened or brought class actions against different companies under New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA). Here's what you need to know.
By Mitch Warnock
When you take a catastrophic injury case involving paralysis, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the problems and pitfalls. In this article, the author explores, from personal experience, the different types of future expenses the client can expect to incur.
By Shannon E. McClure and Whitney Mayer
The FDA’s recent approval of 23andMe’s direct-to-consumer genetic test to identify genes associated with 10 common diseases and disorders could result in a widespread expansion of patients armed with individualized health information. This expansion of genetic information in the hands of consumers potentially impacts regulatory and litigation issues for pharmaceutical companies.
Discussion of major rulings out of Texas and California.