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Tag Archives: Product Liability

Tort/Negligence – Product Liability – Homeowners Insurance – Subrogation – Punitive Damages – First Impression – Joinder – Dryer Fires (access required)

Allstate Insurance Co. v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-139-17, 12 pp.) (R. Bryan Harwell, J.) 4:16-cv-03666; D.S.C. Holding: The court predicts that the South Carolina Supreme Court would hold that punitive damages are not available to insurance ...

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Tort/Negligence – Product Liability – Hip Replacement – Civil Practice – Pleadings – Complaint Amendment (access required)

Stieglitz v. Stryker Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-003-16, 9 pp.) (Patrick Michael Duffy, J.) 2:15-cv-01680; D.S.C. Holding: In her proposed amended complaint, plaintiff has sufficiently alleged that her injury occurred because defendant’s product was in a defective condition unreasonably dangerous ...

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Civil Practice – Forum Non Conveniens – Product Liability – Infant Formula – Chinese Residents (access required)

Tang v. Synutra Int’l Inc. Chinese citizens and residents who allege injury from melamine-contaminated infant formula may not sue a Chinese subsidiary of a company incorporated in Maryland in a Maryland federal court; the 4th Circuit says China is an available, adequate and more convenient forum to redress the plaintiffs’ grievances, and it affirms the district court’s dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds.

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