Category: Product litigation

New EU rules on the design and production of batteries published

Ed Turtle, Tracey Bischofberger and Selma Abdel-Qader

After lengthy negotiations, the ‘final’ text of the EU Batteries Regulation agreed between the European Commission, Parliament and Council has been published. Whilst it’s possible there could still be minor changes, you can expect this to be substantively the same as the final published legislation.

New EU liability rules proposed for artificial intelligence

Rod Freeman, Claire Temple, Jamie Humphreys and Tracey Bischofberger

European Commission publishes new liability rules to simplify claims for damage caused by AI-systems

WEBCAST: Rapid-Fire Update on International Developments in Products Law

Tune in for a 30-minute rapid-fire webinar on recent developments in product regulation and product liability in the EU and US.

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 […]