Product Liability

Holiday Shopper Beware: CBD Oil, A Growing Trend in Class Action Litigation

As consumer purchases ramp up for the holiday season, a recent wave of class action law suits brings to light safety concerns over the use Cannabidiol (“CBD”) oil.

CBD is a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp. In 2018, the Farm Bill permitted the sale of hemp-based products in the United States. However, the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) prohibits marketing CBD as a dietary ingredient for use in dietary supplements. Additionally, the FDA prohibits marketing any potential health benefits of the product. Proponents of CBD allege the product […]

By |2019-12-20T11:03:19-05:00December 20th, 2019|Practice Areas: Class Action, Product Liability|Topics: |

The Vaping Industry: Targeted By Class Action Lawsuits

In recent decades, there has been a significant decline in cigarette use, especially among the younger generation. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, have begun to fill that void. E-cigarettes, while marketed as a cooler and safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, operate in almost the same way as traditional cigarettes. They contain nicotine-infused water that users inhale as vapor. They also come in a variety of different flavors, including cotton candy, chocolate, bubble gum, and crème brulee.

A significant number of class action lawsuits, however, have accompanied the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes. Recently, the Los Angeles […]

By |2019-11-26T13:21:24-05:00November 8th, 2019|Practice Areas: Class Action, Product Liability|Topics: , , |

The Electric Scooter Revolution Hits a Roadblock

We are living through the early days of a revolution.  Not a political revolution; rather, an electric scooter revolution.  No matter where you go in Washington, D.C. and in many other cities around the country, you are likely to bump into an electronic scooter, maybe even literally.  Electronic scooter use has taken off because they provide a cheap, easy, and environmentally-friendly way to travel.  Twice each day during rush hour, commuters are forced to share the streets and sidewalks with scooter riders.  Popular electronic scooter companies such as Lift, Bird, and Lime have just begun to tap into this popular new […]

By |2019-11-26T13:15:54-05:00March 1st, 2019|Practice Areas: Product Liability|Topics: |