Expanding The Duty To Warn In Wash. Liability Cases

Law360, New York (October 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- “The makers of Smucker’s jam knew, or should have known that their products would be combined with peanut butter. This knowledge imposed on Smucker’s a duty to warn consumers of the hazards of peanut allergy associated with its product’s use.”

No such holding has yet been rendered by a Washington court. However, two cases on appeal to the Washington Supreme Court threaten to expand the duty to warn owed by product manufacturers and sellers in an alarming new way.

In Simonetta v. Viad Corp. et al.[1]...
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