Products Liability in November's Trial Magazine | The American Association For Justice Archive

Products Liability in November's Trial Magazine

Allison Burtka
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

AAJ Nov 2014 Cover.jpgThe November issue of Trial magazine includes articles on a variety of products liability topics, as well as a display of 50 years of Trial magazine covers to celebrate the magazine’s 50th year.

The article "Switched Off," by Lance Cooper and Patrick Dawson, delves into GM's ignition switch defects and how the whole problem came about. Todd Phillips and Andrew Sackett's accompanying article discusses how GM is testing the limits of post-bankruptcy liability. 

This issue also includes articles on deceptive food labels that say food is "all natural" even when it's not, medical device preemption in Medtronic Infuse bone graft device cases, and manufacturers that "greenwash" their products to appeal to eco-conscious consumers.

Trial turns 50 this year, and a look through the past 50 years of magazine covers reveals changes in design trends through the decades--but some recurring themes that remain important issues to American Association for Justice members.

To view the November issue, visit