Pasadena, CA asked in Products Liability for California

Q: Is there more than one person or entity that can be held responsible for a dangerous product in a single lawsuit?

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Jonathan S. Dennis
Jonathan S. Dennis
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  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, more than one person/entity can be held responsible for a dangerous/defect product. Anyone placing a product into the stream of commerce can be found liable.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: First determine if you have 1)a case worth bringing and 2)how many players you want. Sometimes adding more doesn't get you anywhere. In the case of obscure manufacturers in certain countries it's worth going closer to home. Contact a member of CAOC who handles product cases--they give free consults.

Robert D. Kreisman
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Robert D. Kreisman
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  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Yes. Oftentimes the defendants would include the part manufacturer. the designer, the distributor, end seller, etc. There may be a whole host of parties in any product liability lawsuit who had a hand in the product defect that caused harm to users.

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