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- New day dawns for fabric performance. Andrews, Susan M. // Furniture/Today;9/8/2003, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p38
Reports on the response of the furniture industry to consumer demand for easy care for residential upholstery in the U.S. Introduction of microfiber upholstery and apparel fabrics; Provision of fabric warranty; Enhancement of design and drapeability.
- Untitled. // New Yorker;2/24/1962, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p122
An excerpt from the "Plymouth (Indiana) Pilot-News" about the steps in washing slip covers is presented.
- Tips for Operators: Maintaining Upholstery. Long, Rachel // Hospitality Design;Apr2003, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p106
This article focuses on maintenance of upholstery fabrics in hotels and restaurants. In a recent survey of how upholstery is maintained by owners and operators, Randy Rubin and her team learned that hospitality owners across the board lacked a dedicated upholstery cleaning product, and were not...
- Modeling potential liability costs in large class-action cases with incomplete information. Shriner, Robert D.; Cook, Philip B. // Business Economics;Apr95, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p55
Summarizes techniques used to develop simulation and forecasting models to estimate the probable extent of liabilities. Costs of settling claims arising from product liability situations; Needs in claims and negotiation management; Estimation of product liability costs.
- Politics endanger product law reform. Hoffmann, Mark A. // Business Insurance;07/13/98, Vol. 32 Issue 28, p1
Reports that passage of the Product Liability Reform Act of 1998 has been delayed, because of disagreements among senators over unrelated issues. Voting on a motion to invoke cloture on the bill; Details on the bill's chief Democratic sponsor's, Senator John D. Rockefeller's, decline to vote...
- Product liability burden still expected to grow. // Corporate Board;Mar/Apr90, Vol. 11 Issue 61, p27
Reports on the projected increase of the product liability burden of business despite reform efforts in the United States. Effects of the reliance of courts on strict liability doctrines in pursuing damage awards; Approaches of corporations in dealing with liability issues.
- The crazy quilt in the courts. Zobel, Hiller B. // Christian Science Monitor;7/1/97, Vol. 89 Issue 151, p19
Opinion. Discusses mass torts, or trials to determine whether wrongful conduct has harmed anyone. The Mass Torts Litigation Committee, which allows state judges to meet and discuss cases; Characteristics of mass torts; Cases involving lead paint and asbestos; The delay and cost inherent in...
- Product liability reform gets a running start in Congress. Begley, Ronald // Chemical Week;3/15/1995, Vol. 156 Issue 10, p11
Reports on the House approval of product liability legislation that will reform the nation's tort system. Benefits of the reform; Criticism from consumer groups; Elimination of special protection for medial materials suppliers.
- Product liability reform progresses. // Chemical Week;4/12/1995, Vol. 156 Issue 14, p5
Reports on the US Senate Commerce Committee's approval of a product liability bill introduced by Senators Jay Rockefeller and Slade Gorton in May 1995. Aim of the bill to limit punitive damages and eliminate joint liability for noneconomic damages.