Where Calif. Stands On A New Product Liability Trend

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 11:48 AM EST) -- We have kept our eye on an emerging trend in product liability lawsuits: consumers seeking to bring claims based on items they never bought. As my colleague recently reported, courts have often had to decide this issue when faced with putative class actions.

In Miller v. Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, N.D. Cal., no. 12-04936, Dec. 7, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California adopted the reasoning of a majority of courts in its jurisdiction that have held that plaintiffs may have standing to...
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