F. Hodge O'Neal Corporate and Securities Law Symposium

Reflections on Successor Liability

Robert W. Hamilton
F. Hodge O'Neal Corporate and Securities Law Symposium

Successor Corporation Products Liability—Six or More Characters in Search of an Author

Jerry J. Phillips
F. Hodge O'Neal Corporate and Securities Law Symposium

Preventing Successor Liability for Defective Products: Safeguards for Acquiring Corporations

John P. Arness, Teresa C. Plotkin and L. Anthony Sutin
In recent years, many courts have determined longstanding limitations on successor liability to be insufficiently sensitive to the compensation needs of products liability claimants. In response, courts in several jurisdictions have eroded traditional corporate law immunities to successor liability for defective products. Although this liberalization of the principles of successor liability has expanded the range of potential defendants in many tort lawsuits, the expansion of liability has caused an increase…
F. Hodge O'Neal Corporate and Securities Law Symposium

Increasing the Labor-Related Costs of Business Transfers and Acquisitions—The Spectre of Per Se Liability for New Owners

William H. DuRoss III
This survey begins in Part II with an examination of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Golden State Bottling Co. v. NLRB,. That decision has served as the touchstone for the rapid expansion of successor liability from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to other federal labor statutes and state law. Part III marks the evolution of successor liability under the NLRA. Part IV chronicles the transfer of liabilities to…