Product Liability

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From the Docket: Attack of the Bulb

Eric Wright v. Alliance Residential LLC, Case No. RG10-519746 (filed June 10, 2010). Premises liability action where the plaintiff was hit in the head by a light bulb in his kitchen at The Courtyards apartments in Emeryville [California]. The plaintiff was…



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Hopefully Safer Pint Glasses Entering Test Phase in Britain

Last September I alerted you to the fact that the British government was considering redesigning or banning the traditional pint glass, in an effort to keep British people from trying to kill each other with them.  As one report put it, "British…



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British Government Considers Mandating Plastic Pint Glasses

Trying to control stabbings by banning knives that have a point on the end was bad enough.  But this is really going too far. The BBC reported recently that the British Home Office is seeking a new design for pint…



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British Medical Experts Say Knives Too Pointy, Call For Ban

Citing a wave of stabbings in early 2005, a group of British medical experts have called for laws requiring knives to be blunt. Not all knives, of course—that would be stupid—but at least the kind of long, pointy knives often…