Category: Product liability

Spotlight on the EU’s New Sustainability Measures: Webinar Recording

The EU adopted its new “circular economy” package on 30 March, 2022. The legislative package will have a big impact on many businesses and other product stakeholders.

Shaking up product liability in the EU: it’s consultation time for the PLD

Jamie Humphreys, Tracey Bischofberger and Tania Buckthorp

A public consultation was recently launched and is open until 10 January 2022. Learn more about some key updates being assessed in potential revision of the PLD.

3D printing of spare parts – multi-dimensional implications for consumer product regulation

Edward Turtle and Corinne Robinson

We consider the product compliance, safety and liability implications of the growing use of 3D printed spare parts

EU Representative Actions Clear Last Hurdle

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

A new law allowing groups of EU consumers to launch collective actions against traders has passed through the final stages of the legislative process and will enter into force soon.

Representative actions and insurance: some looming traps for product manufacturers

Introduction As reported in our earlier blog, a compromise has recently been reached in respect of the content of a new EU Directive on consumer collective redress (the Directive), with the final directive likely to come into force by the end of the year and member states to transpose it […]

Products & Consumer Rights: Global Hot Topics

Edward Turtle and Carol Holley

Key takeaways from the Cooley products team webinar on consumer rights.

This is not a class action: proposed directive to introduce group actions across the EU gaining momentum

Jamie Humphreys and Tracey Bischofberger

The EU has been pushing ahead with proposed new legislation to introduce representative actions across the EU. The proposed new EU-wide rules will apply to infringements of a broad range of EU laws that harm the collective interests of consumers including in the areas of consumer rights, data protection, product liability and product safety.

EU resolution calls for connected vehicles to open up the innovation throttle

Fergal Duggan and Olivia Flasch

In a non-binding resolution adopted in January 2019, MEPs called for faster innovation in the automated transport sector.

English Court of Appeal checks its privilege; decides it still applies

Jamie Humphreys

A recent decision by the English courts has confirmed that litigation privilege is available for criminal investigations