In 2016, over 40,000 product liability cases were commenced in US district courts alone. Product liability exposure is garnering a growing amount of attention from defendant companies and their insurers for a plethora of reasons.
Among these are emerging risks arising from new technologies, novel approaches to litigation by plaintiffs and intriguing strategies from the defense. Topics covered include:
- Bigger cases, increased MDL and jurisdiction selection
- Knowledge sharing and the use of sanctions among plaintiffs
- Drones, virtual reality, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles
- Federal pre-emption, challenging experts and witness preparation