Two Million Baby Swings and Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

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A recall of over 2 million RockaRoo Baby Rockers and MamaRoo Baby Swings has been voluntarily initiated following the death of a 10-month-old baby. It was announced on August 15, 2022, that 4moms and the Consumer Product Safety Commission were recalling these products, warning that crawling infants could become entangled and subsequently strangled to death […]

The Difference Between Class Action and Mass Tort in US Law

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Author: James Barry, Partner  Outside of the relatively small group of attorneys that make a living pursuing class actions and mass tort cases, there is significant confusion about what the terms ‘class action’ and ‘mass tort’ mean and how the cases differ. The confusion likely stems from the fact that both class action and mass […]

Pennsylvania Marches Towards Enacting State Drinking Water Standards for Toxic PFOA and PFOS

Author: Daniel J. Harrison, Esq. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) recently proposed a new regulation that would set maximum contaminant levels for two types of toxic per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) —18 parts per trillion (ppt) for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and 14 ppt for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The proposed standards follow Executive Order […]