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The Alter Ego doctrine is used by the courts to ignore the corporate status of a group of stockholders, officers, etc., so that they may be held personally liable for their fraudulent or unjust actions[1].  A parent corporation will be considered the alter ego of a subsidiary corporation if it controls and directs its activities...
On March 23, 2018, a Tesla Model X SUV hit a concrete median in Mountain View, California. The impact ripped the Tesla’s 1,200 pound, 400-volt lithium ion battery open and splattered energized battery cells across the 101 freeway. The Mountain View Fire Department arrived on the scene and quickly realized they were ill-equipped to respond...
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 alleging a product was defectively designed, defectively manufactured, or defective for a failure to warn...
It is not unusual to face a situation where a product implicated in a loss is manufactured by a foreign defendant. Typically, the product has been manufactured in another country and distributed by a domestic company or otherwise sold by a domestic retailer. In such situations there can be a reluctance to pursue the foreign...
Effective October 1, 2009, North Carolina’s statute of repose for claims for defective products will be increased from six to twelve years for actions that accrue on or after October 1, 2009.  N .C .G .S. 1-46.1(a)(1) .  For actions that accrued prior to October 1, 2009, the former statue of six years after the date of initial purchase or consumption...