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William A. Ruskin: The Impact Of Twombly & Iqbal In Products Cases

By William A. Ruskin The Toxic Tort Litigation Blog brings to the attention of defense practitioners weapons to add to their defense arsenal. An article in the Bloomberg BNA Toxics Law Reporter (6/14/02), titled " Making the Most of Twombly/Iqbal in Product Liabililty Cases ", offers a valuable...

William A. Ruskin: A Further Look At The Apparent Manufacturer Doctrine

By William A. Ruskin We examined the Apparent Manufacturer Doctrine in an article last week where this theory of liability was discussed in the context of a Connecticut asbestos lawsuit. The Apparent Manufacturer Doctrine operates to impose liability in some jurisdictions, where a trademark licensor...

William A. Ruskin: The Economic Loss Rule: An Under-Utilized But Not-So-Secret Weapon

By William A. Ruskin In a decision issued on March 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of Florida reaffirmed Florida's commitment to adherence to the economic loss rule in product liability litigation. In Tiara Condominium Association, Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. etc., et al. , No. SC10...

William A. Ruskin: CPSC Regulatory Issues Often Impact Product Liability

By W illiam A. Ruskin Regulatory enforcement by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (“CPSC”) is on the upswing. As product liability litigation and regulatory activities often become entwined, it is all the more important to appreciate the interconnection between litigation and regulatory...