It has been almost a year since Elliot Kaye was sworn in as Chairman of the CPSC and there already is ample evidence that, under his tenure, The Commission's trend of increased enforcement activity that began with the 2008 amendments . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
Sao Paulo Establishes Regulations Imposing Take-Back Obligations on Manufacturers The State of Sao Paulo Environmental Secretary issued Resolution No. 45/2015 imposing take-back responsibilities on manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers of products and packaging that may . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
"Stop Settling Out of Court!"
There's over 80,000 product liability every year in the U.S. and unfortunately about 96% of the manufacturing defendants settle out of court when faced with a lawsuit. Plaintiff attorneys know you'll settle. It's just a matter of how much they're going to be offered . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
Consumer Complaints on the Rise - Five Top Tips for Your Business
Most businesses who deal with consumers will have seen a substantial increase in the number of consumer complaints they've had to deal with over the past 5 years and the trend is expected to continue. In addition, the much antisipated . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . . Australia: Discovery of Electronic Files in Litigation In any litigation, a party's obligation to disclose relevant documents can spark debate about what must be produced . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
NHTSA Announces Record Setting Civil Penalty in Consent Order with Chrysler
On July 26, 2015 NHTSA announced a $105M civil penalty against Chrysler. As those who follow NHTSA have come to expect, the settlement came in the form of a consent order that included a number of performance obligations on . . . Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
UK Government Announces Review of the Product Recall System
The UK Government has announced a broad-ranging review of the system for conducting consumer product recalls in the uK. On March 13 Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson launched the review, which will focus on how the governemnt can make enforcement of product safety rules more effective and improve consumer protection. Read more about this in our newsletter . . .
Europe - Seller Presumed Liable if Lack of Conformity Becomes Apparent Within Six Months
The European Court of Justice recently ruled that if a product turns out not to conform with the consumer contract within six months of delivery, lack of conformity is presumed to have existed at the time of delivery, unless proven otherwise.