Category Archives: Product Liability

“Ultimate Sanction” Achieved Against Gree for Discovery Failures

In a matter still pending, my clients recently achieved default judgment as a sanction for egregious discovery conduct against Gree USA, Inc., Gree Zhuhai, Hong Kong Gree, and MJC America. Default judgment as a sanction is rare, which is probably … Learn More

IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: The Problem With Cut-Rate Subrogation Vendors

Litigation is rarely cheap, but it is often necessary. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of insurance subrogation, where those who resist paying subrogation claims assume that insurance companies are loath to pull the trigger and file suit … Learn More

Join MWL For a Complimentary Webinar on Subrogating Dehumidifier Claims

Attorney Richard Schuster will be presenting a live one-hour webinar on “Dehumidifier Claims: Recent Developments, War Stories, and Evaluating Your Subrogation Results” on March 19, 2020 @10:00 a.m. (CDT). Spring is coming, which means so are the dehumidifier claims. Dehumidifier … Learn More

Half A Million Reasons To Subrogate: A.O. Smith Recalls Fire-Causing Water Heaters

A.O. Smith Corporation, a manufacturer of water heaters located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recently announced a recall of more than 616,000 water heaters that are being blamed on causing numerous house fires. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPCS), … Learn More

Dangers Of Buying Lithium-Ion Batteries Highlighted By HP Recall

Just five days into 2018, computer giant HP was forced to recall 52,000 lithium-ion batteries. HP warned that the batteries could overheat and cause serious burns after receiving eight reports of batteries overheating, melting, or charring. HP offered to replace … Learn More

Subrogating Gree Dehumidifier Fires

Where there’s smoke, there’s subrogation. At least it often works out that way. The adage is certainly true in the case of Gree dehumidifiers. If you have anything to do with property insurance, you have likely been exposed to multiple … Learn More

Subrogating E-Cigarette Explosions

E-cigarettes are advertised and sold as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. They literally burst onto the scene back in 2007 and are now a $7 billion global industry made up of roughly 500 brands. Some of the most popular brands … Learn More

Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Kidde has recalled two styles of fire extinguishers, including 142 different models of fire extinguishers that were manufactured as far back as 1973. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate … Learn More

ROBOCLAIMS: When Robots Injure Humans

Around the world, robots are increasingly being used to perform menial and complex labor tasks in the home and in the workplace. Robots are used in restaurant kitchens to make sushi and chop vegetables. They are also important earlier in … Learn More

Watts Settles Class Action Lawsuits Involving Floodsafe and Water Heater Connectors

Recently, Watts Regulator Company settled two separate class-action lawsuits involving their Floodsafe supply-line and Water Heater Connectors. Both products allegedly have design and manufacturing defects that cause them to fail prematurely. Therefore, please be aware that if you have a … Learn More