Post-sale Duties: How to Comply and How to Defend Product Liability Litigation after Recalls

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (in 5 days)
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

This CLE webinar will provide in house and outside products liability counsel with a review of current and evolving legal trends in defending the adequacy of recalls and other post-sale activities. The panel will discuss best practices for managing and defending recalls, typical case theories in lawsuits alleging inadequate recalls, and strategies to defend the product after a recall has occurred. The program will also discuss key insurance coverage issues for product recall claims under CGL, property and recall policies.


The post-sale duties of manufacturers and other entities in the chain of production and distribution have significantly expanded in scope and complexity over the past several years. Manufacturers must be prepared to analyze post-sale responsibilities, to report to any applicable government agency, and to recall or retrofit their products if appropriate.

In addition, counsel to manufacturers and product sellers must develop a strategy for defending the adequacy of the recall or other post-sale action. Swift and affirmative action in instituting a recall, drafting a carefully worded recall message, and promptly evaluating claims are keys to mitigating liability.

Listen as our authoritative panel reviews the latest legal and practical developments related to how to do a recall and then discusses how to defend the adequacy of recall remediation efforts in product liability litigation. The panel will also discuss key insurance coverage issues for product recall claims under CGL, property and recall policies.


  1. Current legal trends regarding the duty to recall and adequacy of recalls
  2. Requirements imposed by various governments
  3. Typical product liability case theories
  4. Defense strategies to defend recall process
  5. Product liability defense after a recall
  6. Insurance coverage for product recalls


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the latest legal trends impacting the defense of the adequacy of product recalls?
  • What are plaintiffs’ typical case theories in these cases?
  • What are the best practices for meeting the post-sale duty to warn, including recall the product?
  • What are the best ways to defend lawsuits alleging recall inadequacies?
  • What are the key insurance coverage issues and challenges for product recalls?


Kenneth Ross, Of Counsel
Bowman and Brooke, Minneapolis

Mr. Ross practices in the areas of product safety, product liability prevention, and regulatory compliance. He advises U.S. and foreign manufacturers, product sellers and the insurance industry on ways to identify, evaluate, minimize and avoid the risk of liability, especially product liability, contractual liability and regulatory liability. This advice is provided during product development as well as after sale.

George W. Soule, Partner
Soule & Stull, Minneapolis

Mr. Soule has tried over sixty cases to verdict involving product liability, commercial and negligence claims. He has coordinated product liability litigation nationwide, defended mass torts and class actions, and counseled manufacturers on product safety issues. Mr. Soule’s clients have included manufacturers of farm and industrial equipment, medical devices, vehicles, and consumer products.

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