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Products Liability Law
Mark Hagen v. Fox Nutrition Inc.

Mark Hagen brought this products liability suit against Fox Nutrition, Inc. of Los Angeles claiming that they Dymetadrine Xtreme dietary supplement that it manufactured and sold was defective and unreasonably dangerous to consumers. On February 11, 2002, after taking the supplement for a year and a half, Hagen, age 42, suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke that left him unable to walk without ... More...   $4100000 (08-27-2004 - CA)

Damon Steele, individually and as Natural Guardian and Next Friend of Denver John Steele, a minor v. Evenflo Company, Inc., Spalding & Evenflo Companies Inc., and Patricia Mullins

Damon Steele ("Plaintiff"), as next friend and father of Denver John Steele ("D.J."), appeals from the trial court's order granting Defendants Evenflo Company, Inc. and Spalding Sports Worldwide (" Defendants") Motion for New Trial. (FN1) Concluding that the trial court exceeded its jurisdiction when it relied wholly on grounds not specifically asserted in Defendants' Motion for New Trial, we reve... More...   $8500000 (08-24-2004 - MO)

Jean Miller, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Robert H. Miller v. Ford Motor Company

Products liability claim against Ford Motor Company for injuries sustained by the plaintiffs as a result of an SUV rollover accident. Miller was on his way home from his roofing job and was wearing his seatbelt and a hardhat when a tire's tread separated.... More...   $2500000 (08-20-2004 - FL)

Edith Morgan, et al. v. General Motors Corporation and Royal Ventu

Wrongful death products liability claimed by the Edith Morgan, the mother of Derrick Thomas, who claimed that the 1999 Chevy Suburban that Thomas was driving on January 23, 2000 was defective and unreasonably dangerous because its roof was too weak. She claimed that, as direct a result, the roof collapsed when the vehicle it rolled over. Thomas' back was broken paralyzing him and causing his... More...   $0 (08-18-2004 - MO)

Jessica DeLeon v. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.

Products liability claim by Jessica DeLeon against Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. for injuries sustained by DeLeon when the fire truck that she was involved in operating shifted into gear and pinned her against a steel post. She claimed that a defective design on the truck permitted it to shift unexpectedly when the pump was activated. The design was called into question in the mid-1980s by th... More...   $1530000 (08-06-2004 - NM)

Rhonda Istnick and Henry Clepper v. Wyeth, et al.

Products liability claim by two former users of Pondimin who claimed that they sustained heart value damage as a result of taking the Wyeth Laboratories diet durgs. The specifics of the claims made and defenses asserted are not available.... More...   $48000 (07-28-2004 - PA)

Chief Industries, Inc., a Delaware corporation v. Great Northern Insurance Company.

Chief Industries, Inc. (Chief), filed a declaratory judgment action pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-21,149 et seq. (Reissue 1995) against Great Northern Insurance Company (Great Northern) in the district court for Hall County. Chief sought a declaration that Great Northern had an obligation pursuant to an insurance policy issued to Chief to provide coverage and to defend Chief in a lawsuit filed ... More...   $44507 (07-23-2004 - NE)

Margaret Phillips, Personal Representative of the Estate of Regeana Diane Hervey, Deceased v. Mirac, Inc.

In this case, we granted leave to appeal to consider whether MCL 257.401(3), which caps the amount of a lessor's liability in motor vehicle leases of thirty days or less, violates plaintiff's rights under the Michigan Constitution to a jury trial,1 equal protection,2 or due process.3 We

1 Const 1963, art 1, § 14.

2 Const 1963, art 1, § 2.

3 Const 1963, art 1, § 17. hold that ... More...   $20000 (07-07-2004 - MI)

Velma Ingalls, et al. v. International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. and Bush Boake Allen Inc.

Products liability claims by four plaintiffs who claimed that they contracted bronchiolitis obliterans as a result of exposure to a butter flavoring manufactured and sold by Bush Boake Allen Inc., a subsidiary of International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. They claimed that the butter flavor used in the factory where they worked was defective and unreasonably dangerous and that as a direct result o... More...   $0 (06-29-2004 - MO)

Jeff Easum and Lynn Easum v. Clay Miller d/b/a Prime Power * Communications, LLC

[1] The primary issue in this appeal is the reliability of the differential diagnosis technique for determining general and specific causation in a general negligence action. Differential diagnosis determined that the severe illness suffered by Appellant Jeff Easum (Easum) was caused by numerous electrical shocks that he received while working on his family-owned dairy. In a summary judgment rulin... More...   $0 (06-25-2004 - WY)

Rhea McAllister v. Metabolife International Inc.

Products liability claim by 35-year-old Rhea McAllister who suffered a stroke after taking Metabolife 356, a supplement containing ephedra. She claimed that the product manufactured and sold by Metabolife International Inc. was defective and unreasonably danagerous and that it caused the stroke that she suffered in 2002. McAllister bought the dietary supplement in an effort to burn off weigh... More...   $2700000 (06-24-2004 - TX)

Estate of Christine Graham v. Hyundai Motor Company

The family of Christine Graham sued Hyundai Motor Company on a products liability theory claiming that her death was caused in part by faulty seat belt and door latch designs. Ms. Graham's Hyundai was hit by a 18-wheel Freightliner tractor trailer traveling about 60 miles an hour.

Hyundai denied that the vehicle in which Ms. Graham was a passenger was defective.... More...   $0 (06-24-2004 - AL)

Cirro Rodriguez v. National Equipment Corp.

Products Liability - Defective Dough Mixer - Plaintiff's right hand was caught in the turning blades of a commercial dough mixer, amputating his first, second and third fingers, and half of his thumb.... More...   $4900000 (06-22-2004 - NY)

Timothy Barrett, et al. v. Bessie Montesano, et al.

The plaintiffs, Timothy Barrett and his parents, Diane Barrett and Douglas Barrett, appeal1 from the summary judgment rendered against them in their medical malpractice action. On appeal, the plaintiffs claim that the trial court improperly concluded that their action had been untimely commenced under General Statutes § 52-584.2 We agree with the plaintiffs and, accordingly, we reverse t... More...   $0 (06-21-2004 - CT)

Kevin D. Lewis, et al. v. Chevron USA, Inc.

Kevin D. Lewis and his wife Joy Lewis appeal from a summary judgment in favor of Chevron USA Inc. in this personal injury action.1 We conclude that absent concealment, a prior owner of real property is not liable for injuries caused by a defective condition on the property long after the owner has relinquished ownership and control, even if the prior owner negligently created the condition.... More...   $0 (06-18-2004 - CA)

Michael Hamsher and Margo Hamsher v. Casablanca Spa Co, Inc., et al.

Products liability claim - The claims made and defenses asserted by the parties in this case are not available at this time.... More...   $504964 (06-11-2004 - OK)

Gregory and Tracey Cummings v. General Motors Corporation

Gregory and Tracey Cummings brought this suit against General Motors Corporation ("GM") to recover for injuries Mrs. Cummings sustained in an automobile accident involving a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am. The Cummings allege that Mrs. Cummings's injuries resulted from a flawed seat belt system and seat designed by GM, as well as inadequate warnings of the dangers inherent in the product. A jury returne... More...   $0 (06-07-2004 - OK)

Estates of Manuel Cervantes and Lupe Contreras and Leonard Clinkenbeard v. Pfizer

Products liability claims by the families of Manuel Cervantes and Lupe Contreras and by Leonard Clinkenbeard relating to the diabeties drug Rezulin manufactured and sold by Warner Lambert before the company was acquired by Pfizer in June 2000. The plaintiffs claimed that that Rezulin caused or contributed to the deaths or liver disease of the three long-time diabetes sufferers. ... More...   $0 (05-29-2004 - CA)

Estate of Carolyn Miller, et al. v. Ford Motor Company

Products liability claims by the family of Carolyn Miller, who died in 2000 at the age of 54 from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos dust in her father's clothes. John Roland, Miller's father, was a contract worker who worked at Ford's Rouge plant in Michigan off and on from 1953 to 1964, relining and demolishing blast furnaces. Carolyn Miller came into contact with his clothing whe... More...   $10000000 (05-29-2004 - TX)

Ella M. Hanner, Personal Representative of the Estate of Troy Keith Mainord, v. General Motors, et al.

Products liability wrongful death claim by Ella Hanner on behalf of the family and estate of Troy Mainord against General Motors and Russ Rogers Chevrolet. Mainord was killed when the 1992 Chevrolet 1500 model pickup he was drving burst into flames after a rearend automobile accident. The Plaintiff claimed that the Chevy pickup was defective and unreasonably dangerous because of its design.More...   $0 (05-27-2004 - OK)

Harry Knowles v. The Superior Court of San Diego County and Serafina Labo, et al.

Real parties in interest Serafina Labo (Serafina), Florence Crick (Florence), and John Labo, (John), are the wife, daughter, and son, respectively, of the decedent Anatalio Labo (Anatalio).1 Real party in interest Nard Labo (Nard) is also a son of Anatalio and is mentally disabled. Serafina, Florence, John and Nard each brought a wrongful death claim against defendant Harry Knowles, alleg... More...   $0 (05-25-2004 - CA)

Pfizer Inc., d/b/a Warner-Lambert

Products liability claims by one former user of Rezulin and the families of two deceased former users of Rezulin who claimed that Warner-Lambert covered up evidence that its star anti-diabetes drug causes liver damage so it could make billions of dollars. The surviving plaintiff and the families of the decedants claimed that they all sustained liver damage as a result of taking the drug.

Pfi... More...   $0 (05-25-2004 - CA)

Estate of Kyle Eastham and Anita and Robert Eastham v. Mazda Corporation

Products liability claimd by Anita and Robert Eastham against Mazda Corporation for the death of Kyle Eastham who was killed when he fell out of a Mazda pickup truck during an accident in 2000 on Interstate 85.

The plaintiffs claimed that Mazda used rods in the door latch to save money rather than use safer, more expensive cables. They also argued that the pickup had seat belts bolted to the car... More...   $0 (05-13-2004 - AL)

Kayla Bryson v. Fleetwood Folding Trailers Inc.

Products liability claim by Kayla Bryson, age 12, who was severely burned with a stone on a camper manufactured by Fleetwood Folding Trailers, Inc. collapsed and splashed scalding water on her at a campsite in south-central Missouri in 2001. She claimed that the camper was defective and unreasonably danagerous. Kayla bumped the brace that held the stove in place as her mother boiled eggs and p... More...   $78905 (05-13-2004 - MO)

Ella M. Hanner, Personal Representative of the Estate of Troy Keith Mainord,deceased v. General Motors Corporation, a foreign corporation, and Russ Rogers Chevrolet Company, Inc.

Products liability wrongful death claim by the Estate of Troy Mainord, who burned to death in a 1992 Chevrolet 1500 pickup. Mainord was 37-years-old when he was killed.... More...   $0 (05-04-2004 - OK)

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