One Country’s Standards Can Prompt Suits In Another

Law360, New York (October 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Today’s globalizing marketplace can bring great opportunity to product manufacturers, but unfortunately it can also add great complication.

The different – sometimes even higher – product standards required by non-American countries can adversely affect product protection here in the United States, as plaintiff’s attorneys can use these discrepancies to their advantage in litigation against product manufacturers.

So while American companies may adapt their products for use in other countries to gain a larger market share, they may end up paying serious prices when the plaintiff’s bar...
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