Tainted Toys from the People's Republic of China: Keeping Products Liability Litigation Inside U.S. Borders

The year 2007 will long be remembered as the year of the Chinese toy recall, as millions of toys from the People's Republic of China were pulled from the shelves of U.S. retailers when it was discovered the imports were contaminated with lead paint or other powerful toxins. For product liability...

Scrabbling on the Web

The recent demand by Hasbro and Mattel that Facebook remove from its site the online game Scrabulous raises lots of interesting issues for IP and e-commerce lawyers. The basic story pitting the toymakers’ rights in the Scrabble® franchise against the presence of the knockoff game “Scrabulous”...

2011 Workers' Compensation Centennial - Celebrations and the Future

As reported in other blogs , 1911 marks the 100th anniversary of workers' compensation as a statutory framework for providing benefits to workers who sustain industrial injuries within the United States. As noted below, nine states led the initial charge in enacting successful workers' compensation...