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

Steptoe LLP Loses Three Partners as Venable LLP Gains Ground in Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice

Chicago and Los Angeles have witnessed a significant departure of three partners in the fields of product liability and mass torts from the renowned law firm Steptoe LLP. These partners have now found a new professional home at Venable LLP, marking a significant transition in the legal landscape. The announcement regarding this move was made on Tuesday, and it has garnered considerable attention within the legal community. This development underscores the competitive nature of the legal industry, where high-profile attorneys constantly seek new opportunities to expand their practice and make a greater impact. By joining … Read more

Duane Morris LLP Presents Groundbreaking Product Liability and Mass Torts Class Action Review – 2024, Offering Expert Insight for Organizations Facing Legal Challenges

Chicago, IL – Duane Morris LLP, a leading law firm, has released its inaugural publication, the Duane Morris Product Liability and Mass Torts Class Action Review – 2024. This comprehensive review analyzes the key legal rulings, settlements, and litigation trends in the product liability and mass tort class action space in 2023. Written by Duane Morris partners Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley, alongside contributions from members of the Class Action Defense Group, the review provides valuable insights from their extensive experience in defending class action litigation across the United States. Class action … Read more

Burger Law Faces Potential Liability Over Telemarketing Scheme in Gonzales v. Burger Law Case

Kansas City, Missouri – Plaintiff law firms are major buyers of leads and are also involved in the creation of robocalls and text messages, despite being targeted by other plaintiff law firms. These firms gather at a significant conference called “Mass Torts Made Perfect” where lead sellers try to persuade thousands of lawyers to purchase their leads, leading to a potential risk of breaching the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). A recent case involving Burger Law highlights the challenges faced by law firms when dealing with leads obtained from third-party sellers. In the case of … Read more