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PRODUCT LIABILITY SPECIAL ALERT: Lease Runs Out on “Rental Market” Exception to Defense of Strict Liability Design Defect Claims

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Product manufacturers and distributors can be relieved of strict product liability in New York from design defect claims where the manufacturer offered the product with an optional safety device and the purchaser chose not to buy it.  Scarangella v. Thomas Built Buses, 93 N.Y.2d 655 (1999). 

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