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Pa Supreme Court's Tincher Opinion and Its Impact on Product Liability Cases

Recently the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided an important case in the area of product liability law.  The opinion in Tincher v. Omega Flex has clarified the Pennsylvania law in the product liability arena.  Product liability cases are those in which a consumer or user of a product is injured by the product.  The injured person usually brings a claim against the product's manufacturer claiming that the product which caused the injury was defective.  Product liability cases cover a wide range of products from drugs, automobiles, tools, to children's toys.  

Defective Airbag Actions Might be Headed to Pittsburgh for Decision

When defective products are sold nationwide and injury results from the use of the product it is only natural that a number of lawsuits are filed in various courts throughout the nation.  The parties of the action may want to consolidate all the actions with common issues of fact to streamline the legal process and preserve resources for potential recovery by the victims.  Multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a term used to describe the consolidation of serveral federal actions filed in separate federal districts into one district for litigation and decision.

Recall of Gas Fireplaces and Inserts

Hearth & Home Technologies is recalling certain models of Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, Inserts and Log Set sold from May through July 2014 due to a faulty gas control valve which can pose a fire risk.  If you believe you may have a unit that is subject to the recall please contact Hearth & Home Technologies at 800-883-6690.  

Dangerous Baby Monitors Recalled After Two Infant Deaths

Injures, and fatalities, often occur when a product is defective or fails to contain suffient warnings.  Tragically dangerous products that cause injury are often children's toys and products.  Children due to their youth do not recognize that serious injury may result from cords, small objects, batteries, or a number of other objects that are often compents of children's toys and products.  Baby monitors pose a risk to infants when the cords are placed in close proximity to the crib. 

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