July 21, 2017

Product liability: Emerging risks pose challenges for insurers and defendants

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