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Our partner Anthony Gair was invited by the New York State Bar Association to speak at their seminar LITIGATING THE PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE: LAW AND PRACTICE in New York City on October 24th.

This is a video from his presentation. If you would like to see the complete program (with different speakers) a live webcast option will be available on Friday November 1st 2013 for the Albany Program. Click here for more info.

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2014-nissan-pathfinder-hybrid.jpg Defective brake control software may increase the risk of an accident for Nissan Pathfinders from model years 2013 and 2014, as well as Infiniti JX35 SUVs from model year 2013, and QX60 SUVs from model year 2014.

In the affected vehicles, on rough or uneven roads, software settings in the antilock braking system may lead to stopping distances that are longer than drivers expect, Nissan said.

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Last march Hyundai recalled its Genesis Sedan model manufactured between April 1, 2008 and March 16, 2012 to fix a defective brake system but only 60% have been repaired.

After the NHTSA received 23 complaints of incidents related to increased brake pedal travel and reduced brake effectiveness in model year 2009 Hyundai Genesis vehicles, including one crash, Hyundai is issuing a second recall the fix the other 40%.

Owners will be notified by mail but they can contact their dealer to have their car checked immediately if they wish.

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defective%20stent.jpg The defective stents may cause serious personal injury such as complications of bleeding, loss of limb, heart attack (myocardial infarction), stroke, vascular surgery, and/or death if they fail to deploy properly.

The LifeStent Solo Vascular Stent manufactured by Bard Peripheral Vascular is an implantable self-expanding stent and delivery system used to improve the inner open space of a blood vessel in patients who have lesions caused by abnormal narrowing of the affected blood vessel.

Defective products were manufactured and distributed from November 2011 to June 13, 2012 , the defective implants code information can be found on the FDA website

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In some defectives cars, water from the air conditioning condenser unit housing could leak onto the airbag control module and cause a short circuit, resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light. In some instances, the air bag(s) could become disabled or could inadvertently deploy and may cause accidents. In some cases the issue may also affect the steering system.

The recalled models are 803,000 Model Year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and Venza vehicles. Vehicle owners will be contacted directly by the company for a free repair.

For more info check the Toyota Newsroom

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gardenfreshfoods.jpgListeria Monocytogenes can cause serious personal injury and is the leading cause of death among foodborne bacterial pathogens, with fatality rates exceeding even Salmonella and Clostridium botulinum.

A possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination of their ready to eat chicken and ham products prompted the Winsconsin company Garden Fresh Food to recall close to 20,000 pounds of its product on September 25. Today the company just announced that more products may have been contaminated with the dangerous bacteria and an additional 6700 pounds of products are being recalled.

Garden Fresh Foods Products are distributed to retail and food service establishments nationwide. A list of all recalled products can be found on the USDA website.

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Harley%20Davidson.jpgBecause of a defective hydraulic clutch system in some Harley Davidson motorcycles, riders may have difficulty slowing or stopping their motorcycle, which could result in an accident. Therefore Harley Davidson is recalling 25,185 touring motorcycles and 3,861 Custom Vehicle Operations and Trikes built between May 3 and Oct. 14, 2013. The repair will take less than an hour according to Harley Davidson.


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Our Partner, Anthony Gair will be speaking at LITIGATING THE PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE: LAW AND PRACTICE NYC seminar presented by the New York State Bar Association. The Chair of the Seminar is Dennis J. Brady, Esq. a Partner at the preeminent New York defense firm, Goldberg Segalla LLP.
The Seminar will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at The Holiday Inn Manhattan 440 W. 57th Street New York, NY 10019.

Other speakers are:

Brian T. Stapleton, Esq., Goldberg Segalla LLP, White Plains, NY David M. Glazer, Esq., Patterson Belknap, New York, NY Hon. John P. DiBlasi, White Plains, NY Brian Isaac, Esq., Pollack Pollack Isaac & Decicco, New York, NY Ellen H. Greiper, Esq., Goldberg Segalla, LLP John J. McDonough, III, Esq., Cozen O’Connor, New York, NY
To Register click here.

The Agenda for the Seminar is below.
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1 person died and 11 suffered serious personal injury and were hospitalized with two having to receive liver transplants following multiple non viral Acute Hepatitis cases in Hawaii. Out of a total of 29 cases, 24 were linked to a dietary supplement product labeled as OxyElite Pro.

The CDC is looking at other cases of liver injury nationwide that may be related.

The dietary product OxyElite Pro was pulled out from shelves nationwide and USPlabs LLC of Dallas stopped its distribution.Consumers who have bought this product should stop to use it immediately. Consumers who believe they have been armed by using this product or any other dietary supplement should contact their doctor immediately.

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Products%20with%20hidden%20drug%20ingredients%20Dr%20Mao.jpgHidden Drugs or Chemicals in dietary supplements or conventional food can cause severe personal injury and sometimes lead to death. According to the FDA, some products promoting sexual enhancement, weight loss, or bodybuilding and advertised as “all natural” may contain dangerous drugs or chemicals that have been previously removed from the market for safety reason.

For example, The FDA announced recently that Sibutramine was found in several weight loss products. These products go by the name of “Dr. Mao Slimming Capsules”, “Be Inspired”, “Perfect Body Solutions” and “Burn 7”, “Bella Vi Insane Amp’d” and “Bella Vi Amp’d Up”

Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was removed from the market in 2010 because it can increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients. Sibutramine can present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. Sibutramine can also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications.