“product liability”

Product Liability Suit in Boating Death Results in $10.2 million Verdict for Widow

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 17, 2013

Five years ago everything changed for the wife and children of 45-year-old Chris Jones. After motoring his yacht to a Lake Lanier marina in Atlanta, Georgia for engine repairs, Jones made the fatal decision to spend the night on his boat and run the air conditioner using the generator – a practice his family had […]

E-Cigarettes Don’t Have the Nicotine, but Do Present a Risk: Product Liability Suit Likely

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 15, 2012

With recent campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of cigarette smoking, e-cigarettes have been touted as a reasonable, more “healthy” and non-addictive alternative. It’s an electronic device that creates a mist that can be inhaled. They run on batteries and use either heat or ultrasound to have an aerosol effect – giving users […]

After Being Associated with a Salmonella Outbreak, Taco Bell May be Liable in Possible Products Liability Cases

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 2, 2012

After weeks of anonymity as “Restaurant Chain A” in an investigation into a salmonella outbreak that infected dozens of people in ten states, Taco Bell has been identified as the “Mexican-style” restaurant chain linked to the dangerous infections. The salmonella outbreak, which occurred in October 2011, infected 68 people in total, mostly in Texas, and […]

Death of a New Born Baby Leads Wal-Mart to Pull Baby Formula from Shelves

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 27, 2011

The death of a new born child in Missouri has lead Wal-Mart stores to pull the brand of powdered bay formula that is possibly connected with the infant’s death from its shelves. Wal-Mart has pulled the formula from its shelves as a precautionary measure, and likely to avoid exposing itself to any possible products liability […]

Former Lawyer Uses Infamous “Hot Coffee” Case to Stir up

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | July 5, 2011

Products liability attorneys know all about the “hot coffee” case. It has been heralded as the quintessential example of a frivolous lawsuit. In 1994, a 79 year-old Texas woman sued McDonald’s after she spilled the entire contents of a Styrofoam cup of joe onto her lap. The details of exactly what happened have been muddled […]

Huge Loss for Big Tobacco as FDA Calls for Graphic Warning Labels

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | June 24, 2011

There’s no doubt that tobacco is a booming business – and products liability issues have no qualms about riding in on the coattails of success. Many consumers’ complaints stem from the assertion that tobacco companies knew about and concealed the risks associated with smoking, and it certainly has been a quarter of a century since […]

Recall of Toy Helicopters Highlights Hazards to Children – Product Liability Claims Likely

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | June 11, 2011

In a fairly major nod towards products liability issues in the toy industry, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada are warning consumers about toy helicopters and parts with model numbers BLH350, BHL3500 and BHL3514 that were sold at retailers during March of this year. As an Atlanta personal injury lawyer, I know […]