The Blurring Of Product Liability, CPA Laws

Law360, New York (March 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In Green v. N.B.S. Inc., No. 94, September Term 2008, the Maryland Court of Appeals recently heard oral arguments on the issue of whether a Maryland statute, which sets a cap on recovery for non-economic damages, should apply to a lead paint lawsuit brought pursuant to the Maryland Consumer Protection Act.

Green is yet another instance in which a court is being urged to blur the lines between product liability laws and consumer protection statutes.

Obscuring these two separate bases of liability, however, could result in...
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