Frank Manchisi and Ernie Goodwin (Partners-White Plains) responded on behalf of Wilson Elser to a series of questions put to four firms in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Russian Federation, by Financier Worldwide. The February 2020 Indepth Feature section of the magazine canvassed the opinions of leading professionals around the world on the latest trends in product liability.
Frank and Ernie cited as the most relevant trends in 2019, "...lawsuits relating to the opioid crisis, a large volume of matters in multidistrict litigation, the emergence of litigation related to the Internet of Things and autonomous motor vehicles, the Supreme Court clearing the way for Sandy Hook families to move forward with their lawsuit against the company that manufactured the gun used to kill children and teachers, the Supreme Court finding that makers of asbestos-free products can be held liable if it is foreseeable that asbestos-containing parts would be added to those products even after those products left the manufacturers' control, and the emergence of vaping-related claims and litigation."
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