Products Liability Law Reporter | The American Association For Justice

Products Liability Law Reporter

2019 October/November

Volume 38, No. 5

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.


  • October 8, 2019
  • November 12, 2019

Consumer Products & Equipment

  • Monsanto liable for failing to warn couple about Roundup’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma link
  • subject to strict products liability claims for sale of dog collar from third-party vendor
  • Federal court remands talcum powder asbestos claims based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction
  • Tanning bed manufacturer not liable where plaintiff failed to offer expert testimony regarding product design, causation
  • J&J, Colgate-Palmolive liable for talc user’s mesothelioma


  • Brand-name manufacturer not liable for failing to warn patient who ingested generic form of medication

Food & Beverages

  • Contaminated breakfast kolache

Household Products & Equipment

  • Defective design of KitchenAid food processor

Industrial Products & Equipment

  • Failure to warn of dangers from benzene
  • Pipefitter dies of stomach cancer following asbestos exposure
  • Failure to warn of dangers from asbestos-containing joint compound
  • Contractor liable for failure to protect worker from asbestos exposure
  • Summary judgment for defense warranted absent competent expert testimony linking asbestos exposure to defendant’s products

Medical Products & Equipment

  • Jury finds Prolift pelvic mesh system led to patient’s injuries, continuing pain
  • Motorized wheelchair’s armrest breaks, leading to user’s fall
  • Equipment manufacturer liable to lab technician who developed mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos
  • J&J found liable for defective Prolift mesh device


  • Jury finds Philip Morris liable for conspiracy to commit fraud


  • Seat belt component manufacturer may be liable for restraint system’s failure to deploy during crash
  • Remand warranted where improper joinder apparent from plaintiffs’ original complaint
  • County of personal representative proper venue for wrongful death rollover suit