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Civil Practice – Forum Non Conveniens – Product Liability – Infant Formula – Chinese Residents

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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Tort/Negligence – Product Liability – Design Defect – Insufficient Evidence – Speed Control Deactivation Switch

5 Star, Inc. v. Ford Motor Co. Where plaintiff alleged that defendant negligently designed the speed control deactivation switch in plaintiff’s pickup truck, but where plaintiff presented no expert testimony as to the design of the switch or as to defendant’s conduct when it designed the switch, plaintiff failed to prove negligent design. We reverse the trial court’s denial of defendant’s motion for a directed verdict.

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