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

Surge in Federal Lawsuits in 2023: Mass Torts Against 3M and J&J Drive Legal Battle Hype

NEWARK, New Jersey – The year 2023 witnessed a significant surge in federal lawsuits as more individuals sought justice against companies involved in mass torts. Key figures in this surge were the healthcare products manufacturers 3M and Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Multiple plaintiffs filed lawsuits, alleging that these companies were responsible for their health issues resulting from the use of their products. These mass torts against 3M and J&J led to an influx of new federal lawsuits in various jurisdictions across the country. Plaintiffs claimed to have experienced adverse effects from products such as talcum … Read more