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Unredacted Company Doe (Ergobaby) Opinion Released

We previously wrote about the recent 4th Circuit decision that ordered the unsealing of a district court opinion siding with a manufacturer who challenged a product safety report the CPSC planned to post on its Saferproducts.gov public database. The district court had previously redacted its opinion heavily and allowed the company challenging the CPSC's posting of the report to sue the agency anonymously to protect its identity.

Shortly after the 4th Circuit's opinion was published, the previously unknown "Company Doe" revealed itself to be baby carrier manufacturer Ergobaby. Today, the much anticipated 70+ page district court opinion was released in its unredacted form. You can read it by clicking here.

 

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Matthew R. Howsare

Member / Chair, Consumer Product Safety

Matthew R. Howsare is a prominent consumer product safety lawyer at Mintz. He advises manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, trade associations, and test laboratories on compliance, regulatory enforcement, recalls, and other product safety issues.