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Latest News in Product Liability

  • July 22, 2024

    GSK Inks $4.5M Deal Resolving 'Non-Drowsy' Robitussin Suit

    GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $4.5 million as well as remove the "non-drowsy" label from its Robitussin cough medicine to put to rest allegations it mislabeled the medicine, which consumers claim does cause drowsiness, according to a motion filed Monday in New York federal court.

  • July 22, 2024

    Conn. PFAS Judge Needs More Info Before Deciding Toss Bid

    A water utility and a proposed class of water customers agreed to submit additional briefs to a Connecticut state court judge tasked with determining whether those who claim to have experienced "subclinical cellular changes" after drinking water that allegedly contains "forever chemicals" have alleged an injury sufficient for judicial review.

  • July 22, 2024

    Tesla's Autopilot Caused Calif. Man's Fatal Crash, Family Says

    The family of a Fresno, California, man who died following a car crash last year says Tesla Inc.'s Autopilot system is to blame, according to a wrongful death suit filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

  • July 22, 2024

    Michigan's Cases To Watch 2024: A Midyear Report

    Michigan's highest court is preparing to take on cases that could restore imperiled PFAS regulations, prevent employers from cutting short employees' window to file civil rights claims and expand the reach of Michigan's consumer protection law. Here are some of Michigan's most important cases to watch for the rest of the year.

  • July 22, 2024

    Mich. Justices Say Fired Safety Whistleblowers Can Sue

    Michigan's highest court revived a former Fiat Chrysler employee's lawsuit against the automaker Monday, saying that occupational safety laws don't preempt his claims that he was fired because he raised concerns about potential asbestos at his jobsite.

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