Foreseeable Misuse Isn’t A Plaintiff’s Panacea

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT) -- Many consumers misuse products, plain and simple. All the warnings, labels and admonitions in the world won’t stop this, try though the manufacturers might to limit their liability for such misuse.

When defending products liability cases, you obviously need to know the purpose for which the product was intended and how consumers regularly use the product — both the right way and the wrong way. It is frequently a consumer’s “foreseeable misuse” that results in the lawsuit in the first place. But don’t be fooled —...
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