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Category Archives: Products Liability

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Amazon Again Found Liable For Defective Products That It Sells

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

For the second time in about the last year, a court has held that Amazon is liable for injuries caused by the products that it sells. This is in keeping with the doctrine of strict liability and products liability, which makes every company in the chain of manufacturing and distribution, potentially liable for injuries… Read More »

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Alabama Family Files Lawsuit Against Tennessee Seller of Allegedly Defective ATV

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Off-highway vehicles (OHVs) have come under increased scrutiny in recent years due to a number of safety defects. According to a February 2020 report from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), there have been 110 OHV recalls in the past decade involving 19 different vehicle brands. But the most troubled brand by far is… Read More »

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Does Tennessee Law Apply to Product Liability Claims Filed Against an Out-of-State Company?

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Product liability lawsuits often involve companies that do business throughout the country. For example, you may live in Tennessee, but the defendant that sold you the defective product may be based in another state. But which state’s laws apply in the event of a product liability lawsuit? The answer to this question can depend… Read More »

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Ikea Pays Record $46 Million Settlement to Family of Toddler Killed by Defective Dresser

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

When a consumer product is found to be dangerous or defective, the manufacturer has a legal and ethical responsibility to issue a recall. But a recall does little to protect those who never received notice, or persons who have already been injured due to some defect in the design or manufacture of the product…. Read More »

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Calif. Judge Refuses to Order New Trial in Roundup Litigation

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Earlier this year, a federal jury sitting in San Francisco federal court found Monsanto liable in a product liability alleging its popular weed-killer Roundup was a substantial factor in a California resident developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer. The jury awarded the plaintiff $5 million in compensatory damages, plus another $75 in punitive… Read More »

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Lawsuit Alleges Defective Hydraulic Lift Caused Electrical Worker’s Death

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Product liability claims cover a wide range of cases involving dangerous and defective products. And it is important to understand Tennessee product liability laws do not just apply to consumer items sold on store shelves. It also applies to potentially lethal products used by individuals as part of their normal everyday jobs. For example,… Read More »

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3M Continues to Face Lawsuits Over Defective Military Earplugs

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

It is bad enough when consumers are injured by a defective consumer product. But it is exponentially worse when members of our armed forces–the very people we entrust to protect our life and liberty–suffer serious, long-term health problems as the result of a negligently designed or manufactured product. One such example of this is… Read More »

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Federal Court Revives Lawsuit Against Amazon Over Defective Hoverboards

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

Self-balancing scooters–sometimes referred to as “hoverboards”–have led to a number of consumer injuries in recent years, primarily due to overheating in the devices’ lithium-ion batteries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been at least “250 hoverboard incidents related to fires or overheating since 2015,” including at least one fatality and… Read More »

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Report: Johnson & Johnson Will Pay $1 Billion to Settle Pinnacle Hip Replacement Claims

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

In 2010, Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy subsidiary was forced to recall its metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip replacement implants as evidence mounted the devices were defective. Once touted by Johnson & Johnson as the “Rolls Royce” of hip implants, in reality the Pinnacle implants yielded thousands of patient complaints of swelling, loosening, misalignment, bone fractures, and… Read More »

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Calif. Jury Orders Bayer, Monsanto to Pay $2.055 Billion to Couple Who Developed Cancer After Using Pesticide

By Fox Farley Willis & Burnette |

When it comes to product liability cases, manufacturers will often cite federal regulatory decisions that purportedly prove a given product is “safe” for consumers. Yet when a jury is presented with all of the facts surrounding that same product, it often reaches a different conclusion. And in some cases, that means a substantial damage… Read More »

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