In The Legal’s Products Liability, Mass Torts and Class Action supplement, read about federal COVID-19 tort immunities, dresser tip-over litigation and the response to advancing technology in auto class actions.
Plaintiffs attorneys are advertising for clients affected by the virus, and a number of tort cases already have been filed. As discussed below, a patchwork of state and federal measures provide limited tort immunities.
When Craig Dudek entered his 2-year-old son Jozef’s bedroom on May 24, 2017, he was met with every parent’s worst nightmare. A 70-pound, IKEA MALM three-drawer dresser had fallen on top of his son, pinning him between its drawers, and causing a fatal suffocation injury.
Businesses that are based in California are well-acquainted with the minefield of litigation risk and take steps to mitigate it. But companies that are based outside of California might be less familiar with the laws that might apply if they have customers in the state.
The benefits of employing the virtual law firm model in mass tort litigation are well known. The virtual law firm concept has often been employed by clients involved in mass torts and has been made up of partnerships among large law firms.
As automotive companies strive to save tens of millions of lives with advanced safety features, and compete to increase performance and comfort through the increased inclusion of technology, cars have become complicated computers on wheels.