In the first half of 2022, manufacturers have been as busy as ever navigating recalled products and fielding the class action lawsuit that often (but do not always) follow.

CPAP Litigation Finds New Defendant 

For the last year, Philips Respironics (“Philips”) has been inundated with lawsuits  brought by consumers and medical device suppliers, over its CPAP and BiPAP breathing machines. And in more recent months, SoClean, a manufacturer of sanitation machines specifically designed to work with CPAP and BiPAP sleep apnea equipment, has been defending itself against a lawsuit of its own.

Continue Reading Recall Litigation Report: 2022 Mid-Year Recap

As the world continues to settle into its new normal regulators have so too. Recently, State Attorneys General (AGs) are increasingly focused on several specific enforcement priorities, including (1) price gouging; (2) privacy concerns; (3) antitrust litigation; and (4) harmful substances in products and environmental issues. Many of these priorities have gained prominence in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Continue Reading Enforcement in the New Normal: Recent Trends in State AG Enforcement

On December 17, 2010, GeoTag, Inc. filed seven patent infringement lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against more than 150 retailers. The seven lawsuits will likely be consolidated in some manner (if only for administrative purposes) and will be one of the largest patent litigations ever brought in that Court. Although most of the nation’s larger retailers are named as defendants, even retailers not yet sued have a vested interest in this litigation as it may eventually impact any retailer with an on-line presence.
Continue Reading More than 150 Retailers Targeted by GeoTag, Inc. in Patent Lawsuit Over Store Locator Website Function