Laws regulating the retail industry are designed to ensure that consumers are protected. This includes prohibitions against distributors from selling a defective product which has already been recalled by the manufacturer, in Illinois or in any other state. When a distributor fails to adhere to these laws, it can face serious fines from authorities. This is what recently happened with Meijer, Inc.
Food-borne illnesses have become a concern for many Illinois families. There are a number of cleaning products on the market that can be used to ensure that kitchen surfaces do not contaminate food products. Additionally, most frozen items have specific instructions regarding the safest way to defrost them. The average consumer depends upon food companies, distributors and stores to provide him or her with a food product that is safe to eat. If a problem is discovered, it is expected that the company will quickly react by issuing a product recall.
While General Motors has been in the process of recalling 1.6 million cars concerning its ignition system, GM may still attempt to gain post-bankruptcy immunity from legal claims. When GM filed for bankruptcy restructuring in 2009, it was granted this immunity for products liability and wrongful death lawsuits that would arise from claims that occurred prior to July 10, 2009.
Medical devices have improved -- or saved -- the lives of many people. While advancements in this area of technology have proved valuable, flaws in the design or construction of medical devices can prove to be very dangerous.