Products Liability Law Reporter

2016 December/2017 January

Volume 35, No. 6

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.


  • January 17, 2017
  • December 6, 2016

Commercial Products & Equipment

  • Scalding bath water fatally burns toddler

Industrial Products & Equipment

  • Jury finds asbestos pipe was a substantial factor in worker’s mesothelioma death

Medical Products & Equipment

  • Court erred in excluding MSDS caution, FDA letters in pelvic mesh suit


  • Jury holds Philip Morris, RJR responsible for smoker’s fatal lung cancer
  • RJR liable for longtime smoker’s emphysema death


  • GM settles two more bellwether ignition switch cases
  • Parked utility vehicle accelerates unexpectedly
  • Expert testimony was not sufficiently reliable in Kia fuel tank rupture case
  • Dump truck tire failure leads to crash
  • Injuries from defective air bag deployment lead to driver’s suicide
  • Court erred in permitting jury to consider defendants’ compliance with government standards