Product Liability

Couple awarded more than $2 billion in 3rd Roundup cancer trial

On May 13, a California jury awarded a massive $2.055 billion verdict in the latest lawsuit claiming popular weed killer Roundup causes cancer. The damages were awarded to plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who have been fighting cancer for nearly a decade. Alva Pilliod was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in 2011....

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Softball bat recalled due to separation risk

Unless you wear a suit of armor like Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man 3,” there is always a risk of injury when you play sports. Having an aluminum bat split in two and flying into the stands is not something anyone expects to happen, but it has been happening and has prompted a...

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Is your vehicle one of 3 million with an airbag recall?

Last week, we told you about three recalls announced by Chrysler in the same day. Those recalls affected a total of 247,000 vehicles. Now, four Japanese automakers are recalling 3.4 million vehicles worldwide because airbags on the passenger’s side could catch fire and injure passengers. The airbags, manufactured by Takata Corp., were included in...

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Is your sofa dangerous? How about your shampoo? Retailers urged to pull potentially toxic products

Do you know what is in your shampoo? Did you know that hundreds, maybe even thousands of products, available on store shelves may contain dangerous chemicals? Health and environmental groups launched a national campaign Thursday to urge 10 major retailers, including Walmart, Target and Costco, to remove products containing hazardous chemicals from their shelves....

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