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In this report, Kennedys experts highlight recent legal and regulatory developments in the product safety and product liability sphere, and provide an overview of the key topics and trends that are likely to impact upon corporates and their insurers in the months ahead.
Case review 29/11/2021
In the wake of the COP26 conference and the potential for further climate change litigation, we look at the recent Court of Appeal decision of Jalla & Anr v Shell International Trading & Anr [29. 09.21] which considered the extent to which representative actions may be allowed in mass environmental tort claims.
We are pleased to announce we have promoted 86 associates to senior associate and introduced a new legal director role, with 44 legal directors and 2 special counsel also promoted.
In this article, Kennedys and Conner Strong & Buckelew examine the liability and insurance risks of putting ‘fast-tracked’ diagnostic products on the market and how companies may be able to limit their related exposures.
Whatever the jurisdiction, companies should be adequately prepared to initiate a robust product recall.
Case review 14/11/2019
In Bailey & Ors v GlaxoSmithKline “The Seroxat Group Litigation” [08.11.19] the Court of Appeal decided that it was impermissible for the claimants to expand the scope of their pleaded case at trial, which was previously determined at both the case management stage and during the pre-trial review.
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.