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Products Liability Law
 
Sonya Watson and the Estate of Patricia Carter v. Ford Motor Company

Sonya Watson and the Estate of Patricia Carter sued Ford Motor Company, TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc. and D and D Motors on a products liability theory for the injuries sustained by Watson and for the damages suffered by the Carter family as a result of the death of Carter in an accident involving a 1995 Ford Explorer in 1999. Plaintiff claimed that the cruise control and seat belts in the ve... More...   $18000000 (08-08-2006 - SC)

John Doe, et al. v. NL Industries, Inc., et al.

Thirteen Mississippi children sued NL Industries, Inc. on a products liability theory claiming that lead based paint manufactured and sold by NL Industries under the Dutch Boy label caused them to developed mental disabilities. The Plaintiffs claimed that they developed behavioral problems from exposure to the lead in paint peeling from apartment walls where they lived in Greenwood Mississippi... More...   $0 (08-07-2006 - MS)

Wanda Jones, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Buddy Jones v. John Crane Inc.

Wanda Jones, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Buddy Jones sued John Crane Inc. on a products liability theory for the wrongful death of her 60-year-old father from mesothelioma which she claimed was caused by her father's exposure to asbestos. Buddy Jones was a shipyard worker who worked with asbestos containing materials manufactured by sold by defendant.

John Crane, a un... More...   $10400000 (07-28-2006 - VA)

Estates of Lois and Randy Anderson v. Kohler Co. and Bratco Inc.

The Estates of Lois and Randy Anderson sued the Kohler Company and Bratco Inc. on a products liability theory for the wrongful death of the couple from carbon monoxide poisoning on June 1, 1999. The Andersons died as a result of a leak of carbon monoxide into the cabin from the exhaust pipe of the 40-foot cabin cruiser's generator. The Andersons' children claimed that the genera... More...   $11000000 (07-28-2006 - MO)

Estate of Marquis Dunson v. McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals

The parents and Estate of Marquis Dunson sued McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals on a products liability theory for the wrongful death of the 1-year-old claiming that he died from acetaminophen toxicity. Lisa and Martin Dunson claimed that defendant failed to warn that the medication they gave their son was concentrated to three times the strength of regular Children's Tylenol.

Def... More...   $5000000 (07-25-2006 - PA)

Family and Estate of Victoria Snelgrove v. The City of Boston, FN Herstal USA, et al.

Family and Estate of Victoria Snelgrove sued The City of Boston, FN Herstal USA, and others on wrongful death products liability theories for the death of the Emerson College studen who died after being hit by pellets manufactured by FN Herstal. Snellgrove, age 21, was part of a rowdy crow celebrating the Red Sox' American League championship in 2004. Snelgrove was hit in the eye wi... More...   $5100000 (07-15-2006 - MA)

Elaine and Daniel Doherty v. Merck & Co.

Elaine and Daniel Doherty sued Merck & Co. on a products liability theory claiming that the Vioxx that she took to relieve the symptoms of the arthritis from which she suffered was defective and unreasonably dangerous and that it caused her to have a heart attack in 2004. She also claimed that Merck violated New Jersey's consumer protection laws by failing to disclose information in its posses... More...   $0 (07-14-2006 - NJ)

Lynna R. Cantu and Roberto J. Cortez v. John K. Horany and John K. Horany, P.C.

Lynna R. Cantu See Footnote 1 and Roberto J. Cortez appeal the trial court's final summary judgment granting John K. Horany and John K. Horany, P.C.'s motion for no-evidence summary judgment.

Cantu and Cortez raise four issues arguing the trial court erred when it (1) denied their motion to designate experts late; (2) denied their motion to reconsider their motion to designate... More...   $0 (07-01-2006 - TX)

Ernesto Solis v. AGA Gas, Inc., et al.

Plaintiff, Ernesto Solis, sued Defendent on a products liability theory for the injuries and damages that he claimed that the sustained from exposure to welding rod gases.

Defendants denied the Plaintiff's claims. ... More...   $0 (06-27-2006 - OH)

Ron and Kristie Simmons v. MTD Products Corp.

Ron and Kristie Simmons sued lawnmower manufacturer MTD Products Corp. on a products liability theory for the wrongful death of their 4-year-old son Justin who died in April 2004 after being run over by a lawnmower at his Daleville, Virginia day care center. Plaintiffs contended that MTD knew that the lawn mower's blade would keep cutting if the clutch was depressed, but did nothing t... More...   $2000000 (06-15-2006 - VA)

The Estate of Michelle Schwarz, Deceased, by and through her Personal Representative Paul Scott Schwarz v. Philp Morris Incorporated

Defendant appeals a judgment based on a jury verdict that awarded plaintiff Richard Schwarz, the personal representative of the estate of his wife Michelle Schwarz (decedent), compensatory damages totaling $168,514.22 and punitive damages of $150 million against defendant Philip Morris Incorporated. (1) Plaintiff alleged that decedent's death resulted from metastatic lung cancer that was caus... More...   $150000000 (05-18-2006 - OR)

Estate of Carla Kimball v. Reynolds Tobacco Company

The Estate of Carla Kimball sued Reynolds Tobacco Company on a products liability wrongful death theory claiming that the cancer that killed her in 2001 was caused by cigarettes manufactured and sold by Defendant that she gave up smoking 11 years before her death. Phillip Kimball sought compensatory and punitive damages against Reynolds Tobacco claiming that Reynolds knew that the cigarettes th... More...   $0 (05-17-2006 - DC)

Jodie Bullock v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.

Philip Morris USA, Inc. (Philip Morris), a cigarette manufacturer, appeals a judgment in favor of Betty Bullock awarding her compensatory and punitive damages after a jury trial. Philip Morris challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support the verdict on several counts based on products liability and fraud, the jury instructions, the admission of evidence, and the punitive damages aw... More...   $28000000 (04-25-2006 - CA)

John McDarby and Thomas Cona v. Merck & Co.

John McDarby, age 77, and Thomas Cona, age 60, sued Merck & Co., on products liability theories, claiming that the Vioxx arthritis medication manufactured and sold to them was defective and unreasonably dangerous and, as a direct result, they suffered heart attacks after taking the drug. McDarby took the medication for 4 years before having his heart attack. Cona took the pain-medication but f... More...   $13500000 (04-12-2006 - NJ)

Tatum Souza, a Minor, etc. v. Squaw Valley Ski Corporation, et al.

In this negligence and strict products liability action, a child skier collided with a plainly visible, aluminum snowmaking hydrant located on a ski run. The trial court granted summary judgment to the ski resort and the hydrant distributor, deeming the collision an inherent risk of skiing under the primary assumption of risk doctrine and finding no basis for the products liability claim... More...   $0 (04-07-2006 - CA)

Michael Boyle v. Ford Motor Co. and Garden State Engine and Equipment

Michael Boyle sued Ford Motor Co. and Garden State Engine and Equipment on a products liability theory claiming that he was severely injured when he ran into an 1998 Ford F-800 truck. on Route 46 in Little Falls, New Jersey on January 10, 2002. The claimed that the truck that he hit was defective and unreasonably dangerous because it lacked an "under-ride guard." Plaintiff sustained head and ... More...   $26200000 (03-23-2006 - NJ)

Allen Sutton and Patricia Tollette v. Med-Lift & Mobility, Inc.

Allen Sutton and Patricia Tollette sued Med-Lift & Mobility, Inc. and Beeline Furniture, Inc., on a products liability theory for the injuries and damages that they sustained in a fire involving a reclining lift chair manufactured by Med-Lift & Mobility, Inc., a Mississippi corporation, and sold to the Plaintiffs by Beeline Furniture, Inc. Plaintiffs claimed that the chair in question was defe... More...   $0 (03-10-2006 - OK)

Anita O'Connell v. Bondex International and Georgia Pacific

Anita O'Connell, age 84, sued Bondex International and Georgia Pacific on a products liability theory claiming that she was exposed to asbestos fibers manufactured and sold by Defendants that were in her husband's and children's clothing when she washed the clothes. She claimed that she developed mesothelioma as a direct result of being exposed to the asbestos fibers.

The defenses ... More...   $0 (03-03-2006 - IL)

Dana Hooper and Christina Jenkins v. Wyeth

Dana Hooper and Christina Jenkins sued Wyeth Laboratories (American Home Products) on a products liability theory claiming that the Redux and Pondimin drugs ("fen-phen") that they took in an effort to control their weight was defective and unreasonably dangerous and injured them by damaging their pulmonary and vascular systems.... More...   $32000 (02-25-2006 - PA)

William VanDenBurg v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and et al.

William VanDenBurg sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and others on a products liability claiming that the tobacco products produced and sold by them and consumed by him were unreasonably dangerous and defective and directly caused the lung cancer that he developed. Plaintiff, a retired mail carrier and World War II veteran, blamed cigarette... More...   $0 (02-23-2006 - MO)

John Doe, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Dynacraft BSC, Inc.

The parents of a number of children sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Dynacraft BSC, Inc. on a products liability theory claiming that the bicycles involved in crashes that injured the children were defective and unreasonably dangerous.

The defendants denied that the bicycles were defective and that the front tires popposed off, sending children face-first over handlebars, was "rider ... More...   $0 (02-10-2006 - CA)

Edgar Lee Boyd v. Merck & Co.

Edgar Lee Boyd sued Merck & Co on a products liability theory over its Vioxx painkiller claiming that the drug cause stomach pain and bleeding. ... More...   $0 (01-31-2006 - NJ)

Rose Munoz v. Ford Motor Co. and Firestone

Rose Munoz sued Ford Motor Co. and Firestone on a products liability theory for the injuries and damages that she claimed that she sustained as a result of an accident that resulted in her being rendered a quadriplegic. A tire on Ms. Munoz' Mazda Navajo blew out. She claimed that the vehicle and the tire installed on it were defective and unreasonably dangerous.

Both Ford and First... More...   $29000000 (01-28-2006 - TX)

Martin and Irma Garcia, et al. v. Harsco Corp., DYK, Inc., David Gowers Engineering, LLC and Quality Shoring and Scaffold, Inc.

Thirty construction workers were injured when the roof of the sewage tank upon which they were working in 2002 collapsed under them causing them to fall to the floor of the tank. Martin Garcia suffered brain damage as a result of the fall that he sustained. Others were impaled on metal rebars and suffered various and sundry injuries and damages. The plaintiff asserted negligence, products lia... More...   $30000000 (01-14-2006 - CA)

Estates of David and Ann Drye v. Teledyne Continental Motors, Vibratech, Inc., Stevens Aviation and RAM Aircraft

The Children and Estates of David and Ann Drye sued Teledyne Continental Motors, Vibratech Inc., Stevens Aviation and RAM Aircraft for the wrongful deaths of their parents in a plane crash near the Mecklenburg County Airport in 1999. The claimed that They claimed that engine failure caused the Dryes' Cessna 421 to crash into a wooded area in Mecklenburg County, about three miles from the airpo... More...   $26000000 (01-06-2006 - NC)

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