N.J. Packagers Are Link In Acutrim Liability Chain

Law360, New York (July 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The New Jersey Appellate Division recently concluded that a company may be held strictly liable for packaging and/or labeling a defective product. Smith v. Alza Corp., 948 A.2d 686, 2008 N.J. Super. LEXIS 123 (App. Div. 2008).

Specifically, the court determined that a company devoted to packaging and/or labeling a product is a "manufacturer" and not a product "seller" as defined by the New Jersey Product Liability Act ("PLA"), N.J.S.A. 2A:58C-1 to -11.

By determining that a company exclusively devoted to packaging and labeling a product...
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