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  • AsbestosRegulation
    Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Root AsbestosRegulation In This Section ASBESTOS SUBJECT TO STRICT REGULATION The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the landmark decision of Borel v Fibreboard Paper Products that an asbestos manufacturer could be held strictly liable for failing to adequately warn a worker that asbestos could cause terminal illnesses Equally important the court said that manufacturers had known about the dangers of inhaling asbestos as early as the 1930s and had failed to test asbestos to determine its effect on workers even though they had a duty to do so Since the hazards posed by asbestos were clearly foreseeable to the manufacturers the Fifth Circuit said they had a duty to adequately warn of these hazards This they failed to do Instead they remained silent The manufacturers silence internal company documents more accurately depict a conscious coverup of the product s hazards put at risk about 20 million Americans who have

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  • FlamablePajamas
    Fastcase Law Library How to Upload Documents CLE CLE Calendar CLE Webinars CLE Bookstore Check Your CLE Champion Materials Amicus Curiae Request Amicus Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Root FlamablePajamas In This Section FLAMMABLE CHILDREN S PAJAMAS TAKEN OFF MARKET A manufacturer of children s pajamas the fabric of which was 100 percent untreated cotton flannelette stopped making the highly flammable garment after a Minnesota jury ordered the company to pay compensatory and punitive damages to a 4 year old girl who had been badly burned when her pajama top caught fire The child was injured when she reached across an electric stove to shut off a timer Her pajama top instantly ignited and she suffered second and third degree burns over her upper body Her scars are permanent and she has required several skin grafting procedures The Minnesota Supreme Court in upholding the jury award of 750 000 for compensatory damages and 1 million for

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  • FootballHelmets
    GTLA Membership Renewal Update Member Profile Listserve About GTLA Lists Browse Messages Search Messages Post Messages On line Manage List Settings Upcoming Events Research Tools Expert Depositions Expert Challenges Briefs Motions Legal Forms Experts for Hire Fastcase Law Library How to Upload Documents CLE CLE Calendar CLE Webinars CLE Bookstore Check Your CLE Champion Materials Amicus Curiae Request Amicus Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Root FootballHelmets In This Section FOOTBALL HELMETS NOW PROTECT PLAYERS Liability claims have forced football helmet manufacturers to make their products even safer according to Sports Illustrated The National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research reported that for the first time in 60 years no high school or college football player died from a head or spinal injury in 1990 The number of young athletes killed while playing football has remained low in succeeding years There were three deaths in 1991 two in 1992 and four in 1993 according to Professor Frederick

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  • IllusoryPark
    Frequently Asked Questions Members Join GTLA Membership Renewal Update Member Profile Listserve About GTLA Lists Browse Messages Search Messages Post Messages On line Manage List Settings Upcoming Events Research Tools Expert Depositions Expert Challenges Briefs Motions Legal Forms Experts for Hire Fastcase Law Library How to Upload Documents CLE CLE Calendar CLE Webinars CLE Bookstore Check Your CLE Champion Materials Amicus Curiae Request Amicus Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Root IllusoryPark In This Section FORD ELIMINATES ILLUSORY PARK DEFECT AFTER VERDICTS The Ford Motor Company manufactured automobiles with a defectively designed transmission between 1970 and 1979 This defect produced an illusory park position giving the operator the impression that the car was secured when it was not Vibration or slamming of a car door could cause the automobile to move in reverse About 90 injuries were reported as a result of this defect However not until Ford lost two verdicts did the automaker come to grips

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  • DropDeadPolicy
    Request Amicus Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Root DropDeadPolicy In This Section JURY AWARD SPURS DOMINO S TO DROP DEADLY POLICY Four days after a St Louis Mo Circuit Court jury returned a 78 million punitive damages award against Domino s Pizza the world s largest pizza delivery company dropped its fast delivery policy Hundreds of claims have been filed against the pizza maker by motorists and others who allege that their injuries were caused by company delivery drivers They contend that Domino s promise of delivery within 30 minutes encouraged company drivers to speed and drive negligently or recklessly From 1984 to 1986 a late arriving pizza was left at no cost to the customer Since 1986 customers have been given 3 off their orders In announcing the policy change Domino s President Thomas Monaghan said the jury verdict had persuaded the company to rescind its 30 minute promise That was certainly the thing that

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  • LampExplosions
    a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors 404 522 8487 Login About President s Message Leadership Executive Committee Vice Presidents Past Presidents Staff Committees Local TLAs Constitution By laws Frequently Asked Questions Members Join GTLA Membership Renewal Update Member Profile Listserve About GTLA Lists Browse Messages Search Messages Post Messages On line Manage List Settings Upcoming Events Research Tools Expert Depositions Expert Challenges Briefs Motions Legal Forms Experts for Hire Fastcase Law Library How to Upload Documents CLE CLE Calendar CLE Webinars CLE Bookstore Check Your CLE Champion Materials Amicus Curiae Request Amicus Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Root LampExplosions In This Section LAMP EXPLOSIONS LEAD TO WARNING Utility lamps manufactured by the Carol Cable Company now warn of the danger of an explosion because of a 1984 New Jersey verdict The lamps are used for work on cars and construction where the

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  • DeadlyCribDefect
    Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors 404 522 8487 Login About President s Message Leadership Executive Committee Vice Presidents Past Presidents Staff Committees Local TLAs Constitution By laws Frequently Asked Questions Members Join GTLA Membership Renewal Update Member Profile Listserve About GTLA Lists Browse Messages Search Messages Post Messages On line Manage List Settings Upcoming Events Research Tools Expert Depositions Expert Challenges Briefs Motions Legal Forms Experts for Hire Fastcase Law Library How to Upload Documents CLE CLE Calendar CLE Webinars CLE Bookstore Check Your CLE Champion Materials Amicus Curiae Request Amicus Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Root DeadlyCribDefect In This Section PUBLIC NOTIFIED OF DEADLY CRIB DEFECT In 1983 a 13 month old baby was found hanged to death on the headboard of a crib made by Bassett Furniture The girl s head was caught in a cut out between

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  • ToxicShockSyndrome
    Library How to Upload Documents CLE CLE Calendar CLE Webinars CLE Bookstore Check Your CLE Champion Materials Amicus Curiae Request Amicus Briefs Amicus Brief Archives Job Bank Trial Case Calendar View Members Trials Submit Your Trial to Calendar Legislative Meet the Team Legislative Issues Talking Points Daily Watch Lawyer of the Day About Lawyer of the Day Sign Up 2015 Final Report Capitol Impact Legislative Resources Who Are My Elected Officials The Georgia General Assembly How a Bill Becomes Law Press Room Press Releases Articles GTLA Publications The Verdict Magazine The Monthly Docket Newsletter For the Public Who We Are Visit the Press Room Find an Attorney Speakers Bureau American Association for Justice Civil Justice Facts Talking Points Your Right to Trial by Jury Contingency Fees Mythbusters Tort Reform Response Kit Medical Malpractice Facts The Facts on GA s Tort Reform The Truth Behind Hot Coffee Cases that Made a Difference Sponsors Publication Rates and Dates Events Exhibitor Info Preferred Partners PAC Contribute About the PAC Board of Directors Home Root ToxicShockSyndrome In This Section TAMPONS CAUSING TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME PULLED FROM MARKET Playtex voluntarily removed from the market tampons linked to toxic shock syndrome TSS after a federal court jury awarded compensatory damages and 10 million in punitive damages to the family of Betty O Gilvie The Kansas woman died from TSS after using the company s super absorbent tampons After the verdict Playtex strengthened its warnings on other products about the association between tampons and TSS The company also began a program to alert the public about the dangers of TSS Playtex had complied with Food and Drug Administration FDA regulations concerning the product s warning labels However the jury found FDA requirements only set minimum standards and mere compliance with those standards here had been inadequate under

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