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Connecticut Makes ‘Modest Refinements’ to Product Liability Law

The Connecticut Supreme Court, in Bifolck v. Philip Morris, Inc., recently made what the Court termed “modest refinements” to Connecticut’s product liability law. Case No. SC 19310 (Conn. Dec. 29, 2016). To recover under Connecticut’s Product Liability Act, a plaintiff

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Subrogation in the Internet Age: Claims Against Online Providers

Recently, a subrogation action was filed on behalf of an insurer alleging that a product sold on eBay and Amazon caused a fire for which the insurer is seeking recovery. The action was filed in state court and thereafter removed

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Long, Hot Summer: Two Auto Manufacturers Announce Major Recalls to Address Fire Risk

It has been a long, hot summer for Honda and General Motors. In June, Honda recalled roughly 686,000 vehicles sold worldwide. Of the 686,000 vehicles recalled, 143,000 were sold in the United States under the Fit name. The problem with

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New Jersey Court Reinforces Public Adjuster’s Fee as Non-Recoverable Element of Insured’s Damage

               The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey recently reinforced that a public adjuster’s fee is not a recoverable element of an insured’s damages.  In doing so, the court distinguished the cost incurred in retaining a

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