U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments over Maritime Law and Bare Metal Defense

  • Brief

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The U.S. Supreme Court has heard oral arguments relating to an appeal concerning whether products-liability defendants can be held liable under maritime law for injuries caused by products they did not make, sell, or distribute.

The nation’s highest court heard arguments relating to the matter on Oct. 10.

The petition was filed last year by CBS Corp. In it, the defendant asked the high court to address a circuit split on the underlying issue. The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the defendant said, denied such a duty existed under maritime law. The 3rd Circuit U.S. …


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