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Product Liability

What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability pertains to injuries suffered due to negligence by property owners. A premises liability lawsuit holds a property owner responsible for damages caused by an injury on their property. Examples of situations that may give rise to premises liability lawsuits are: Animal bites Broken staircases Children on property Cluttered walking paths Damaged thresholds Dangerous property Elevator and escalator accidents Ice and snow accumulation Inadequate...
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Buyer Beware: The Most Dangerous Toys of 2020

It’s that time of year when parents head to the stores (or more likely in 2020, go online) to find and purchase the toys their children want this holiday season. It’s also the time of year when safety groups release their annual “most dangerous toys” lists as a reminder to parents to research an item’s potential hazards before clicking the “buy now” button. About 240,000 children are...
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Illinois Appellate Court Unanimously Affirms Clifford Law Offices $21.5 Million Verdict in Child Drowning Case

On September 3rd, 2020, an Illinois appellate court unanimously affirmed a $21.5 million Cook County Circuit Court verdict involving the drowning death of a child at a summer camp swimming pool. Bradley M. Cosgrove, partner, Charles R. Haskins and Tracy A. Brammeier, associates, obtained the verdict on behalf of the family of six-year-old Michal Duda who drowned while unsupervised at a south suburban summer camp...
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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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