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Home-made 3D-printed products may not be covered by product liability laws

Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 3:06 pm    

A Stanford University law professor said consumers using 3-D printed products manufactured from home may not be fully protected by product liability laws and may, thus, only be allowed to pursue claims through personal injury law, a report released by Stanford Report on December 12 stated.

In her research published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Associate professor Nora Freeman Engstorm explained that the country’s product liability laws only cover injuries caused by defective products that have been sold by commercial distributors. As such, people who have suffered from injuries caused by home-made 3-D printed products will likely only be able to file negligence-based legal claims when trying to pursue compensation for harm caused by a dangerous product.

Typically, an individual filing a product liability lawsuit can be successful without necessarily having to prove that the manufacturer of the ill-designed product was negligent.

Our legal team at the Law Office of Bill Pelhan is ready to help Lancaster residents better understand product liability and pursue legal action against manufacturers who have created unsafe products. Speak with us about your situation and options by calling 717-392-6362 today.

Fire-prone Coby TVs recalled

Posted on Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 7:08 pm    

On Thursday, December 12, the Consumer Safety Commission had announced that close to 9,000 units of Coby flat-screen TVs are being recalled following multiple incidents of the TV units flaring up or overheating.

Coby 32-inch flat screen TVs with model unit TFTV3229 and serial numbers starting with LG and with MO7 or M10 in the 9th to 11th position are being recalled due to ill-designed electronic component. Coby TV serial numbers can be found on the rear side of the TV unit.

The agency also informed all defective Coby TV purchasers that the TV units are being recalled through retailers, as Coby USA had already stopped its business operations in the country.

Ill-designed electronic products such as this pose imminent dangers to its users. If you or your family has suffered physical and financial burdens due to a defective product in Lancaster, seek the help of a lawyer from the Law Office of Bill Pelhan by calling 717-392-6362 today.

Car crash in PA results in mother and daughter’s deaths

Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 10:07 pm    

A mother and her child were killed while her husband was seriously injured after their horse-drawn Amish buggy was hit by a speeding truck in Pennsylvania on December 2, police said.

34-year-old Mary Byler and her 11-year old daughter were pronounced dead immediately after being hit by a speeding truck being driven by the 36-year-old Matthew Coulter. Mary’s husband, William Byler, was rushed to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Ohio after sustaining serious injuries.

The incident is still being investigated by the PA state police; however, they believe Coulter was speeding when the fatal incident happened.