Where Lies The Liability? Up To Plaintiffs To Prove

Law360, New York (May 10, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT) -- In 2008, the parents of Sean Reeps brought suit against BMW of North America LLC, Martin Motor Sales Inc. and Hassel Motors Inc., alleging that Sean's mother, Debra, was exposed to gasoline fumes in the family's BMW during her pregnancy, which resulted in Sean being born with birth defects.

The complaint alleged causes of action in:

Negligence; Strict products liability; Breach of express warranty; and Breach of implied warranty (merchantability) .

The timeline of events is as follows:

1991: In March and again in November, the Reepses bring their 1989 BMW 525i to Hassel Motors, a licensed BMW dealer, to fix...

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