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The Government Contractor Defense

Posted in General Litigation, Industrial machinery, Product Liability
The government contractor defense is a potentially dispositive defense that can be raised by contractor-defendants in certain product liability cases. Understanding the basics of this defense, and in particular the requirements and scope of its application, is extremely important to companies that provide products with a military application. Quite often, the government contractor defense becomes… Continue Reading

Optional Safety Features: Let the Sophisticated Purchaser Decide

Posted in Industrial machinery, Mining equipment, Technology and electronic products
Products used in an industrial setting, such as forklift trucks, are typically designed to offer the purchaser the option of choosing certain safety features and excluding others that are available. The particular setting where the product will be used (its operating environment) will dictate which safety features are necessary, which may be undesirable, or in… Continue Reading