When a dangerous or defective product gets sold on Amazon, who is liable?

Under products liability law, anyone involved in the sale or distribution of a dangerous or defective product may be considered strictly liable for any harm that product causes. “Strict liability” basically means that the injured person need not prove the company was negligent. It is enough that they sold or distributed a faulty product that

Popcorn ceilings: What’s the risk of asbestos exposure?

If you watch television programs or read magazines about home improvement, you have likely heard that popcorn ceilings are now considered “outdated.” This has led many families to look into removing their popcorn ceilings, whether they are simply refurbishing their home or looking to sell their house. Be aware, however: these common textured ceilings could

Is it safe to rely on your car’s driver assist system?

Much of the promise behind automated and semi-automated vehicles is the promise of safety. In theory, these systems are better drivers than humans, who are prone to all sorts of inattentiveness, rule-breaking and poor judgment. But is that theory a reality? Not yet, according to the traffic safety group AAA. For the second time since 2018,

Another setback for J&J in cancer claims related to talc products

Plaintiffs have filed over 20,000 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, many of which claim that their talc products are contaminated with asbestos and caused ovarian cancer or mesothelioma with routine use. About 1,000 ovarian cancer claims are filed in state court in New Jersey, where J&J is headquartered. J&J has intentionally worked to transfer much

Parents: Make sure school-age kids know the risks of the road

As fall approaches and schools reopen, many Tennessee school districts are returning to traditional models or implementing hybrid models for this coming school year. Most districts are providing remote learning as an option, while others have students participating in a blend of in-person and remote learning, with staggered attendance. Regardless of the situation, parents must

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