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Tag Archives: Clinton Product Liability Lawyers

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CPSC Fines Costco $3.85 for Selling Defective Trash Cans

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

There are many everyday products that may pose a safety risk to consumers if there’s an undisclosed manufacturing or design defect. When a company is caught selling a defective product, it may be held liable not only by private lawsuits filed by injured consumers, but also by federal regulators charged with protecting the public…. Read More »

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Mass. Court Rejects Risperdal Lawsuit

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Thousands of product liability lawsuits are presently pending throughout the country against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson over the adverse effects of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Most of the plaintiffs are young men who developed gynecomastia, which is the sudden growth of breast tissue, after taking Risperdal. Risperdal significantly increases production of the prolactin–the… Read More »

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Can Online Retailers Be Held Accountable for Selling Dangerous Products?

By John Willis |

During the holiday season, many Knoxville residents turn to online retailers to purchase gifts for family members. While most Internet retail purchases are perfectly safe, there are cases where a dangerous or defective product is sold. When that happens, and a consumer or their gift recipient is injured, the retailer may be liable under… Read More »

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Are Retailers Liable Under Tennessee Law For Selling Defective Products?

By John Willis |

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that Best Buy Co., which operates over 1,600 retail stores in Tennessee and throughout the United States, agreed to pay a $3.8 million “civil penalty” to settle allegations that the company illegally sold multiple dangerous and defective products after they were placed under manufacturer’s recalls…. Read More »

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Tennessee Judge Dismisses Product Liability Claim Against Gun Manufacturer

By John Willis |

In Tennessee, a product manufacturer can be held legally responsible for injuries caused by a defective product. The idea is that the manufacturer is in the “best position” to protect the public from any potential harm arising from the design or manufacture of its own products. But how does product liability work when the… Read More »

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First Product Liability Lawsuits Filed in Massive Airbag Recall

By Brad Burnette |

Losing a child in a car accident is always tragic. But when you lose a child not because of the accident itself, but because the airbag that was supposed to keep her safe exploded instead, tragedy can turn to justified anger at the manufacturers who allowed a defective product to enter the market. That… Read More »

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Federal Bailouts May Complicate Defective Product Claims Against Automakers

By John Willis |

Car accidents are often the result of defects in the design or manufacturing of a vehicle. While automakers can (and should) be held liable for such defects, victims and their families must often overcome a number of legal obstacles. For example, the recent bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler have complicated a number of… Read More »

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What Parents Need to Know About Toy Safety

By Brad Burnette |

All parents want to protect their children from the potential harms posed by dangerous and defective products. This includes children’s toys. While the federal government does enforce certain toy safety standards, these rules often do not go far enough. In many cases it is up to outside advocacy groups and victims filing personal injury… Read More »

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How Industry Standards Apply to Product Liability Cases

By John Willis |

There are many ways to prove negligence in a product liability case. For instance, a manufacturer can be held liable for “negligent design,” where there is a defect inherent in the property’s design. This does not mean, however, a product must be 100 percent safe or incapable of injuring someone. Rather, Tennessee courts look… Read More »

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Massive GM Fine May Mean Little for Accident Victims

By Brad Burnette |

Many Tennessee car accidents are the result of manufacturing defects in the vehicles themselves. A single defective part may cause an automobile to crash, killing or seriously injuring its passengers. Although federal and state regulators may subsequently punish a manufacturer for marketing a defective vehicle, the actual victims must often pursue their own litigation… Read More »

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