Special Report: Toxic Torts and Products Liability

Texas Lawyer

On Aug. 20, the Texas Supreme Court effectively issued free liability insurance to contractors sued in products liability cases when it decided Fresh Coat v. K-2. Its characterization of contractors as "sellers" for purposes of indemnity will make indemnity suits commonplace in cases where plaintiffs sue both manufacturers and contractors alleging construction defects, says Jason J. Irvin. Also in this report: "Deceptive Product Advertising and Social Media Marketing" by Steven B. Weisburd and "Gatekeeping Expert Testimony: From Popcorn to Tires and Beyond" by Michael Hoenig.

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