Products Liability Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Products Liability Law Reporter

2019 February/March

Volume 38, No. 1

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 5, 2019
  • March 5, 2019

Commercial Products & Equipment

  • Heating system manufacturer not liable to worker injured in oil tank explosion
  • Defective components in air-powered dock leveler

Consumer Products & Equipment

  • Hair removal product causes minor’s permanent vision loss
  • Court preserves plaintiff’s strict liability and negligence claims against Johnson & Johnson in talc mesothelioma suit


  • Learned intermediary doctrine did not preclude Enbrel user’s claims against drug manufacturers

Household Products & Equipment

  • New Zealand resident injured by NutriBullet may bring products liability suit in California
  • Defective design of pressure cooker leads to user’s second-degree burns

Industrial Products & Equipment

  • Failure to warn laborer of asbestos exposure hazards
  • Construction site supervisor develops mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos cement pipe
  • Employer owed duty to employee’s family member exposed to asbestos fibers on work clothing
  • Insulator develops mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos-containing products
  • Defective driveshaft manipulator leads to worker’s crush injury

Medical Products & Equipment

  • Court dismissed products liability suit absent facts stating specific defect or alleged dangers associated with infusion set

Recreational Products & Equipment

  • Lack of minimum contacts with Nevada warranted dismissal of claims against company that markets Japanese motorcycle helmets
  • Individual who invested in boat manufacturing company was not subject to personal jurisdiction in suit brought by boating injury victim
  • Exercise bike manufacturer not liable for injuries user sustained while moving the bike


  • Concealment of smoking dangers
  • Fraudulent concealment
  • Cigarette companies failed to disclose dangers of smoking


  • Tire explosion causes mechanic to suffer head injury
  • Failure to reconnect air bag system after servicing vehicle