Court Holds Amazon Liable for 3rd-Party Vendor Products

Recent ruling may affect Amazon’s business model  The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia recently court ruled against Amazon.com Inc., overturning several lower court rulings. This reversal may expose Amazon to lawsuits filed by customers purchasing defective products…

Getting a Glimpse of the Future of Electric Vehicles

Where the technology is headed Remember the Sony Walkman, the MP3 player, VHS, and the first portable phones? All were technologies that we thought were revolutionary but were quickly replaced by other technologies. Like these not-so-old technologies, the first generation…

Will Zion Williamson’s Broken Nike Shoe Result in a Product Liability Lawsuit?

Where to lay your bets Zion Williamson’s broken Nike shoe and resulting injury could result in a Product Liability lawsuit. My first question is about who would bring the product liability lawsuit. Would it be Williamson, Duke University, or could…

e-Commerce Firm Wins Product Liability Lawsuit

Amazon not considered the seller of dangerous product in Tennessee E-commerce providers such as Amazon, eBay and Walmart.com must be relieved on the court’s recent ruling in Fox v. Amazon.com. The plaintiffs alleged that Amazon should be held liable for a…

Not Your Mother’s Cosmetics

Product Liability in the all-natural line of skin care products Not that long ago chemicals and petroleum led the way in skin and hair care. Most included petrochemical emulsifiers, polymer beadlets and synthetic glidants as some of the primary ingredients…

When Smart Products Turn Dumb

Smart products combine a physical product with embedded software technology. This allows them to be more self-aware, self-organized and adaptive. Smart products are filled with intelligence, sensors and communication abilities.  And they’re currently flooding the consumer market at approximately 5.5…

Batteries: The Holy Grail of the Future

iThe race is on for developers to revolutionize how we live, work and play The race is on to develop the battery that offers better energy density and charges faster. The business that develops this battery technology first and brings…

Paradigm Shift Moves 3D Printing into Mainstream Manufacturing

3D technology moving ahead at warp speed Several years ago, I wrote about the exciting future of 3D printing and the innovation that would follow. However, when discussing the possibilities with my engineering friends, it became apparent they didn’t share…

7 Variables Impacting Product Liability Insurance Premiums

Some may surprise you. There are approximately seven variables that can impact your premium. Some you have control over, but others not so much. Your product. Products cover the full spectrum of risk, so I will not spend a lot…

The 4 Components of Cyber Liability Insurance

Protecting your business from an ever-evolving risk What is Cyber Liability Insurance? If you are like me and most of the population, you are not completely sure. It is very much like technology in that it’s always evolving and expanding….