Beverage Makers Owe No Duty To Warn About Alcoholism

Law360, New York (March 13, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT) -- Alcoholic beverage makers facing inadequate warnings claims are well served by a recent federal court decision refusing to extend their duty to warn consumers of the purported risk of alcohol addiction.

No Duty to Warn of Obvious Danger

Finding that “the dangers of alcohol, including the risk of becoming an alcoholic, are obvious, regardless of whether one is predisposed to that disease,” a federal court in Idaho dismissed a products liability action filed by state department of correction inmates seeking to hold alcohol beverage makers liable...
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