Which Products Need FDA Approval?

It’s not just for food and drugs Many of my current and potential clients are entrepreneurs marketing cosmetics, foods, dietary supplements and other products they’ve created for human and pet use and consumption. When discussing their insurance needs, I often…

7 Areas Ripe for Marijuana Litigation

Potential pitfalls in an evolving industry The use and distribution of medical and/or recreational marijuana are now legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia. We’ve already written several articles on the growth and risks involved in the evolving…

8 Product Liability Risk Factors of Drone Use

Misuse, intentional or otherwise, could lead to liability issues Drones are everywhere now and you’ll be seeing even more of them in the years to come. While still popular with hobby enthusiasts, they’re gaining even more ground in commercial markets,…

Small Business Sees Big Business in Its Future

Horizon looks bright for nanotech’s biosensor product US Nano’s newly patented nano-biosensors are ready for the final test before the company moves in the sales phase. The Sarasota-based company’s biosensors are made up of miniscule inks composed of nano-materials and…

Product Liability Primer for Start-up Businesses

What to do in the event of a product recall So, you’ve either got your business up and running or you’re in the planning stages. A lot goes into running a business and keeping it running smoothly. Have you thought…

Product Liability and the Internet of Things

Is IoT a Pandora’s box of litigation? While shopping for a smoke alarm I noticed that there are now wireless models on the market. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, the smoke alarm that senses smoke will set off all…

Robotics and Product Liability

Medical technology and the law Surgical robots have been assisting surgeons for years now. However, we’re on the cusp of a new era in which fully-autonomous surgical robots will be actually conducting the surgery, not assisting. The goals are less…

Growing pains in the marijuana products industry

What the future holds for marijuana retailers, distributors and manufacturers It’s been interesting to watch public, medical and legal opinions evolve on the pros and cons of marijuana use over the years since the days of Reefer Madness. It’s likely…

Will e-cig innovation vaporize with new regulations?

Cost of compliance could hamper research The FDA recently released the much-anticipated additional regulations for tobacco and nicotine products. An earlier phase of the regulation changes was released in April 2014. This second phase is slated to go into effect…

Nanotechnology Extending Battery Life

Scientists keep them going and going and going. I’ll be you’ve been tempted to toss your smart phone or laptop across the room in frustration because the battery weakened over time and needed recharging more and more frequently. What good…