Category Archives: I Disagree!
Richard Epstein is a brilliant and distinguished legal scholar. But his latest column in Forbes about product liability law is a giant non sequitur. Here’s his conclusion: But the jurisprudential lesson from these cases is that the free-floating, jury-driven regime of product liability is a huge mistake that contributes nothing to product safety as it [...]
The market was “an effective enforcement tool” in dealing with Peanut Corporation of America? What!?
Only the Wall Street Journal would carry an op-ed that suggests the market was effective in enforcing our food safety laws: For any business thinking of cheating on quality to save a few bucks, here are some famous last words: Peanut Corporation of America. Since the peanut butter-salmonella scandal was traced to PCA last month, [...]
Overlawyered has blogged extensively about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) recently. I haven’t said anything one way or the other about the CPSIA because I’ve been way too busy to read up on it. But I had to comment on the following blog post. Because it’s so short, I’ve copied it verbatim with [...]
Either way, those fines strike me as shockingly low for a company that let safety problems fester for six years. HOUSTON (CN) – Shareholders claim Imperial Sugar Co. directors’ failure to control sugar dust at a Louisiana refinery caused Feb. 7, 2008 explosion that killed 14 workers and injured dozens, costing Imperial $8.8 million in [...]
He’s either in the pocket of the asbestos industry, or afraid that it will force the government to spend too much on remediation. AUSTRALIA’S rate of asbestos cancers are "very bad figures", Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has said, but he baulked at demands that he hold an inquiry into asbestos use across the country. Australia [...]