Monday, April 29, 2013
Strict products liability is limited for component-part manufacturers when the component part is integrated into the final product before distribution.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Talk about putting out fires. In the 11th District Court in Houston, John Engvall Jr. successfully defended a candle maker and a candle seller against a deceptive trade practice suit filed by a pet store. The store filed its suit after an odor-removing candle, made and sold by Engvall's clients, went up in flames and damaged the retailer's property. The pet store's 24-hour security cameras captured the conflagration.
Monday, July 11, 2011
"Two New Justices," "Too Much Pressure?" "Settlement Interpretation," "New Dallas DA First Assistant" and "Communicable Disease Coverage?"
Monday, June 27, 2011
Not everyone heads to the Texas Supreme Court two times on the same case and wins both times. But an Austin lawyer can now add that accomplishment to his score sheet. While the Supreme Court held in its June 17 decision that federal law does not pre-empt the manufacturing defect claim, it also ruled that the evidence was legally insufficient to support a finding that a manufacturing defect caused the plaintiff's injuries.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
A few days after appointing a special counsel in a contempt case against Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc., a state court judge in Cleburne granted a motion by Toyota's lawyers to stay proceedings and all activity in the matter until March 10. Johnson County District Judge John E. Neill's Feb. 8 order also stated that no one is to view or access documents submitted to the court by Toyota's former in-house lawyer Dimitrios Biller.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
On Aug. 20, the Texas Supreme Court effectively issued free liability insurance to contractors sued in products liability cases when it decided Fresh Coat v. K-2. Its characterization of contractors as "sellers" for purposes of indemnity will make indemnity suits commonplace in cases where plaintiffs sue both manufacturers and contractors alleging construction defects, says Jason J. Irvin. Also in this report: "Deceptive Product Advertising and Social Media Marketing" by Steven B. Weisburd and "Gatekeeping Expert Testimony: From Popcorn to Tires and Beyond" by Michael Hoenig.