Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Bolsters Product Liability Team with Leading Trial Attorney from Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP

Los Angeles, CA – Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is expanding its product liability team with the addition of a new partner in its Los Angeles office. The law firm has hired an attorney from Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP, who specializes in mass tort trial cases. This move aims to strengthen the firm’s capabilities in handling product liability matters. The new partner brings a wealth of experience in mass tort trial cases to Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. With their expertise, the law firm hopes to better serve clients facing product liability issues. The … Read more

Adobe’s Unconventional Assignments: Photographers Capture Bananas, Flags, and Chewing Mouths for New AI Product

San Jose, California – Adobe Inc., the renowned software company, recently initiated an intriguing project that had professional photographers capturing unconventional subjects. These assignments ranged from photographing bananas and flags in real-life scenarios to taking close-up shots of mouths while eating. Another commission focused on capturing pet portraits, with strict instructions not to include any clothing on the animals. The purpose of these peculiar missions was not to fulfill an immediate demand for such photos, but rather to provide essential material for Adobe’s latest artificial intelligence (AI) product called Firefly. Firefly, Adobe’s flagship AI tool … Read more

High-Profile Defense Attorney Joins Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Bringing Expertise in Mass Tort Litigation and Product Liability Cases

LOS ANGELES – Kimberly Branscome, a prominent defense attorney specializing in product liability and mass torts, is set to join the Los Angeles office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. The move comes after Branscome played a significant role in the highly publicized defense of 3M against claims from over 260,000 U.S. military veterans and service members who alleged hearing loss due to the use of the company’s earplugs. Unlike the original article, Branscome’s new position is not mentioned in the introductory paragraph. In August, 3M agreed to a $6.01 billion settlement for the … Read more

Nevada Jury Awards $130 Million in Landmark Lawsuit Against Real Water: A Critical Wake-up Call for Product Safety in the Bottled Water Industry

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – A Nevada jury has reached a landmark verdict in a case of negligence and product liability, awarding approximately $130 million in damages to five plaintiffs who suffered liver damage after consuming bottled water marketed by Inc. and its Real Water brand. This ruling has significant implications for the bottled water industry, shedding light on the importance of product safety and quality control. The Real Water brand, known for its premium treated ‘alkalized’ drinking water with detoxifying properties, was sold in distinctive blue boxy bottles. Marketed extensively through social media and … Read more