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Products Liability Law Reporter

2018 February/March

2018 February/March

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.


  • February 13, 2018
  • March 13, 2018

Commercial Products & Equipment

  • Lift bucket tips, causing tree trimmer’s fatal fall
  • Bridge carpenter dies in fall after safety cable breaks

Consumer Products & Equipment

  • Utah law requiring apportionment of fault does not immunize passive retailers
  • Colgate-Palmolive settles suit alleging talcum powder product caused consumer’s mesothelioma
  • Defendants failed to show fraudulent joinder of Costco’s membership arm


  • Plaintiffs prevail in first state court Xarelto lawsuit
  • Expert reliably linked testosterone drug to patient’s heart attack

Food & Beverages

  • Starbucks patrons claimed store served beverage with blood on cup

Medical Products & Equipment

  • Jury finds for plaintiffs in fourth Pinnacle hip implant bellwether


  • Revised statute tightening punitive damages standard does not apply to Engle suit
  • Filing fee receipt, other evidence may rebut date stamp showing late filing of complaint
  • Jury holds Philip Morris, RJR accountable for smoker’s fatal lung cancer


  • Maker of defective guardrail can be sued in Georgia