N.J. Supreme Court: Asbestos Defendants Can Be Held Strictly Liable for Failure-to-Warn of Third-Party Replacement Parts



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TRENTON, N.J. –– The New Jersey Supreme Court has affirmed an intermediate court holding that manufacturers in asbestos cases can, under limited circumstances, be found strictly liable for failure-to-warn of dangers associated with component and replacement parts manufactured by a third-party.

In the June 3 opinion, the state high court concluded that the state’s “evolving common law jurisprudence in the field of failure-to-warn, strict-liability cases involving asbestos-containing products leads to a result that aligns with similar decisions rendered” by states across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court, that have recognized a “strict-liability duty to warn of the dangers of …






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