Causation, and not deep pockets, should dictate liability

Today we filed this amicus brief asking the California Supreme Court to overturn the flawed decision in T.H. v. Novartis, which would essentially impose never-ending tort liability on brand-name drug manufacturers for injuries caused by their generic counterparts.  By adopting … Continue reading

Texas Supreme Court: No tort liability for intentional misuse of a Genie lift

Today, the Texas Supreme Court held in Genie Industries v. Matak that when people intentionally misuse a product in a way that is obviously dangerous, the manufacturer is not liable for the injuries that inevitably result from that intentional misuse. … Continue reading

Bare metal cannot cause asbestos-related diseases

Ronald Dummitt worked aboard Navy ships in the boiler rooms for two decades, during which time he was exposed to asbestos dust during the maintenance of valves and gaskets,  some of which were insulated with asbestos-containing materials.  Crane Co. manufactured … Continue reading

Limiting business owner liability for third party negligence and crimes

Today, PLF filed an amicus brief in the New Mexico Supreme Court defending business owners from ruinous tort liability.  The case, Rodriguez v. Del Sol Shopping Center, arose when Rachel Ruiz drove her pick-up truck to run errands.  Ruiz suffered from … Continue reading