Products Liability Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Products Liability Law Reporter

2020 April/May

Volume 39, No. 2

The Products Liability Law Reporter features verdicts, settlements, and court decisions in the field of products liability. It is published six times annually. Members also receive a monthly e-newsletter containing news stories, additional case reports, reports of government regulatory actions and product recalls, and links to recent articles published in the media and scholarly journals.

Commercial Products & Equipment

  • Freight elevator manufacturer liable for worker’s injuries from falling elevator door
  • Worker settles claims for injuries resulting from defective modular home unit

Consumer Products & Equipment

  • Court dismisses consumer’s lawsuit against Amazon after allegedly defective product’s manufacturer identified
  • Hair dye manufacturer must face New York products liability claims brought by out-of-state residents

Food & Beverages

  • Restaurant patron suffers cracked tooth

Household Products & Equipment

  • Defective ceramic heater
  • Amazon may be liable for customer’s space heater fire

Industrial Products & Equipment

  • Allocation of fault precluded against injured worker’s employer in suit against hopper manufacturer
  • Negligent design of rebar machine
  • Negligent design of propane heater
  • Failure to equip meat processing machine with interlock blade guard
  • Successor premises owner liable for insulator’s asbestos exposure, illness

Medical Products & Equipment

  • Suit over allegedly defective spinal implant time-barred

Recreational Products & Equipment

  • Negligent manufacture of trampoline
  • Roller coaster harness, seat manufacturers may be liable for rider’s spinal cord injuries


  • Jury awards damages for smoker’s fatal lung cancer


  • Defective design of tractor trailer
  • Plaintiff’s insufficient memory of specific fact details did not warrant summary judgment for defense in tire failure case
  • Driver suffers fatal injuries after air bag fails to deploy in crash