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Products and technologies have evolved significantly since 1985, when the EU Product Liability Directive was issued. Many products that we use today will have characteristics that could not have been imagined in the 1980s and the challenges posed by these products are very different.
We have put our approach to innovation and our role as a knowledge resource to the fore with the launch of a new, responsive website.
The DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip litigation - Kennedys represents successful defendant in landmark product liability group action
In a landmark group action ruling, the Honourable Mrs Justice Andrews DBE sitting in the High Court has ruled in favour of the defendant, DePuy, finding that the product is not defective under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
DePuy International Ltd’s ULTAMET® Metal-on-Metal (MOM) Articulation, a total hip replacement prosthesis, is not defective under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (the Act), the High Court has ruled today in a decision likely to affect many hundreds of other claims against manufacturers of MOM hip implants in the UK and the EU generally.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on previous legal directory success.
The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee has published a report on the second phase of its investigation into the impact of Brexit on the life sciences sector.
The European Commission issued a Notice to Stakeholders highlighting the legal and practical implications of a “No Deal” scenario for industrial products placed on the EU-27 market.
The newly appointed Head of Innovation at Lloyd’s, Trevor Maynard, has called for the insurance industry to “ramp up” its investment in innovative new products and technologies. Speaking at the Old Library in Lloyd's earlier this year, out of the three emerging risks he highlighted - autonomous vehicles, food system shock and synthetic biology – synthetic biology is probably the most unfamiliar to many insurance professionals.
That will begin to change as the industry develops: in March 2016 synthetic biology was reported to have yielded the first man-made species, created by American entrepreneur J. Craig Venter. Risk professionals will need to catch up quickly.
The fact that a product has caused an injury does not automatically lead to a successful product liability claim, the High Court ruled yesterday in a major case where we acted for the defendant.