Emerging Trends in 2024: Products Liability & Mass Torts Point to AI Risks, Public Nuisance Claims, Right to Repair Debates, PFAS Lawsuits, and Changes to Expert Testimony Rule

Los Angeles, California – As we enter 2024, it is crucial to keep an eye on the emerging trends in products liability and mass torts. These developments have the potential to significantly impact the legal landscape and shape the future of litigation. Let’s explore five key trends that demand our attention this year. Firstly, the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents a new frontier for mass tort claims. The increased utilization of AI in various industries may lead to defects in product design or faulty code, resulting in potential mass tort litigation. As this technology … Read more

Acclaimed Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen to Lead Cannes Critics’ Week Jury, Continuing Legacy of Uncovering Emerging Talent

Cannes, France – Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen has been chosen as the jury president for this year’s Cannes Critics’ Week, an esteemed festival sidebar that showcases the first and second features of up-and-coming directors. Sorogoyen, known for his acclaimed films such as “Stockholm,” “The Realm,” “Madre,” and “The Beasts,” was previously nominated for the best international film honor at Italy’s David Di Donatello Awards. Expressing his gratitude and acknowledging the responsibility that comes with the role, Sorogoyen shared a video on social media to announce his selection as jury president. The Cannes Critics’ Week, established … Read more

Rodrigo Sorogoyen to Lead Jury at Cannes Critics’ Week, Celebrating Emerging Filmmakers

Cannes, France – Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen, known for his critically acclaimed films such as “Stockholm” and “The Realm,” has been announced as the jury president for this year’s Cannes Critics’ Week. The festival sidebar, organized by the French film critics’ union, focuses on the debut and sophomore works of emerging directors. Sorogoyen expressed his gratitude for being selected and acknowledged the great responsibility that comes with the role. Critics’ Week, established by a group of French film critics in 1962, holds the distinction of being the oldest non-official sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival. … Read more

Oregon Passes Landmark Stalking Bill to Protect Victims from Emerging Technology

St. Helens, Oregon – The Oregon House and Senate have recently passed a bill aimed at updating the state’s stalking laws to address the advances in technology that weren’t accounted for when the original laws were written. The bill, known as House Bill 4156, is currently awaiting Governor Tina Kotek’s signature and is set to take effect on July 1, 2024. The motivation behind the bill’s modernization comes in part from the efforts of St. Helens Police Detective Sergeant Matt Smith. Smith’s involvement with the bill began when a local stalking case was brought to … Read more