The Seventh Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment to a pet food maker in a putative class action alleging Champion Petfoods USA Inc. misrepresented features of its dog food. Weaver v. Champion Petfoods USA Inc., No. 20-2235, 2021 WL 2678801, at *1 (7th Cir. June 30, 2021).

Plaintiff alleged he purchased purchased Champion dog

The Fifth Circuit late last year certified the question whether the operator of  an on-line marketplace is a seller” under Texas products liability law. McMillan v. Amazon.com, Inc., 983 F.3d 194 (5th Cir. 2020).

The Texas Supreme Court in response determined that Amazon.com Inc. isn’t considered a “seller” under Texas product liability law.  No. 20-0979,

The Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action accusing Trader Joe’s of mislabeling its chicken packaging.  Webb v. Trader Joe’s Co., No. 19-56389, 2021 WL 2275265 (9th Cir. June 4, 2021).

Plaintiff claims she purchased “All Natural Boneless Chicken Breasts,” “All Natural Chicken Thighs,” and “All Natural Chicken Wings,” (the Products)

The Tenth Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a suit seeking to hold a gunmaker n liable for injuries a woman alleged she suffered when a rifle fired spontaneously.  Harris v. Remington Arms Co., LLC, 997 F.3d 1107 (10th Cir. 2021). The case turned on the admissibility of plaintiff’s expert evidence.

Roughly two years after

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Fourth Circuit’s decision to send a local climate change case against various energy companies. BP P.L.C. v. Mayor & City Council of Baltimore, 141 S. Ct. 1532, 1533 (2021).

Baltimore’s Mayor and City Council sued various energy companies in Maryland state court alleging that the companies concealed the environmental

The Tenth Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgement against a plaintiff who argued that a forklift was defective in design because it lacked a door. Petersen v. Raymond Corp., 994 F.3d 1224, 1225 (10th Cir. 2021).

Plaintiff allegedly injured himself while operating the Raymond Model 4200 stand-up counterbalance lift truck. The Raymond forklift has

In a much anticipated decision, the Supreme Court unanimously (8-0 with 2 concurrences) decided that certain resident plaintiffs injured by products originally manufactured and sold elsewhere could sue in their home states a defendant which was a nationwide company if it “purposefully avail[ed] itself of the privilege of conducting activities within the forum State.”  Ford