Tag: Liability

EU representative actions: do they represent a major consumer rights shakeup?

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

We consider the implications of a new EU Directive to introduce representative actions for breaches of certain EU laws, including consumer rights, product liability and product safety legislation.

2020 Vision – Looking Beyond COVID-19: Longer-Term Considerations for Supply and Manufacture of Products During COVID-19

Sarah-Jane Dobson, Andrew Barr and Richard Hopley

With COVID-19 causing a pivot or volume increase in production, companies should pause to reflect on the longer-term considerations in terms of international product safety, liability and insurance law issues.

COVID-19 and consumer rights in the UK

Jamie Humphreys and Carol Holley

Considerations for UK companies regarding the significant impact the ongoing restrictions will have on businesses and their consumers.

Adapting to the New World

Rod Freeman

An update on how the Cooley products team is responding to the changes brought on by COVID-19.

The Regulator: European Commission sets out approach on the future regulation of AI

Jamie Humphreys and Tracey Bischofberger
The European Commission released its proposals on a future regulatory framework for AI, favouring mandatory risk-based requirements for high-risk applications, along with targeted amendments to existing EU safety and liability legislation.

Collective re-dress: all talk and now trousers

Jamie Humphreys, Edward Turtle and Monica Mylordou

Product manufacturers risk a significant increase in European-style “class actions” if proposals to amend the draft “New Deal for Consumers” are adopted.

Navigating the International Product Safety Landscape in a Connected World

Cooley’s Palo Alto office hosts the Productwise team from 4-6pm on 5 September

English Court of Appeal considers rules on parent company liability

Jamie Humphreys and Julia Maskell

The Court of Appeal has refused an appeal by victims of post-election violence in Kenya to impose liability on the parent company of the tea plantation where they worked.

AI’ll be back… EC strategy paper on AI targets liability and safety laws for further review

Mark Deem and Jamie Humphreys

The EC’s paper recommends further steps to prepare for the arrival of AI and ensure European leadership in the technology.