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Product Liability

Robert A. Clifford Authors Column on Where to Bring a Product Liability Lawsuit

In the latest Chicago Lawyer publication, "Where's the Line?" Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, explains how consumers can pursue product liability claims when the defendant is out-of-state. A 2021 case out of the United States Supreme Court provides a simple, straightforward, common sense approach for consumers who are harmed by products marketed in their home state but manufactured in...
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Robert A. Clifford Interviewed on WGN Radio

Robert A. Clifford spoke to WGN host Lisa Dent on June 2, 2022, about liability involving several recent tragedies involving summer activities that appear to be safe. One involved the incident that tragically killed a Schaumburg mom and injured her young son and nephew while they were vacationing in Florida. Click below to hear Bob speak about the liability of those who operate activities like...
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Electric Scooter Safety Concerns in Chicago

As cities adopt fleets of publicly shared e-scooters and bikes to increase transportation accessibility, concerns over riders’ and pedestrians’ safety also continue to rise.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), emergency room visits due to e-scooter, e-bikes, hoverboards and other micro-mobility products have increased 70% since 2018, with more than one third of those visits due to head injuries. Municipalities nationwide have struggled...
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Vaping – The Next Wave of Lawsuits

Vaping has become quite popular, particularly among young people who may be unaware of the dangers of nicotine addiction associated with this unsafe product. Among the major manufacturer of e-cigarettes and vapor pods is JUUL that reportedly controls 75 percent of the e-cigarette market and has marketed the products as a safer alternative to cigarettes, which has led to lawsuits alleging deception and misrepresentation in...
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14,000 Baby Carriers Have Been Recalled Due to Safety Hazards

Parents, take note. Around 14,000 Infantino baby carriers have been recalled due to a buckle on the product that can break and result in the child falling out, according to a report from CNN. The recall applies to Infantino’s Go Forward 4-in-1 Evolved Ergonomic, Flip Front2back, and Up Close Newborn infant carriers. These carriers were widely sold at Target and Amazon from November 15 to...
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