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New Research Findings On China’s Coal-Fired Air Pollution Disaster, “Pollution Domes,” and 2.5 Billion Lost Years of Life

Posted in China
2.5 billion lost years of life in a decade. Use of "pollution domes" to create a less polluted environment. Those are some of the consequences of the subsidized use of coal in northern China, according to this new study from a global group of researchers, including authors from MIT and Harvard. The Financial Times has… Continue Reading

Update on China’s Tainted Milk Scandal – Bankruptcy, Executions and Civil Court Hearings

Posted in China, Criminal Law and Torts, Sovereigns
Milk intentionally altered with melamine sickened around 300,000 thousand children in China The aftermath includes civil suits in China and criminal convictions. The NYT reported yesterday that civil trial is underway against one of the producers and the retailer. Earlier this year, about 20 involved persons were convicted of criminal charges. Two of them were… Continue Reading

Defective Drug Manufacturing Claims, Preemption, Heparin and China Connections

Posted in China, Drugs, Mass Tort Issues, Policy Issues, Preemption, Product Liability
For those interested in “mass tort” issues, well worth reading is today’s National Law Journal article regarding the recent wave of manufacturing defect product liability claims arising from drugs manufactured in China. The interesting points discussed include whether or how federal preemption principles will apply, and some aspects of claiming against Chinese entities. Not mentioned… Continue Reading