United States: Considerations for Product Liability Claims Brought Concurrently Against Manufacturers and Dealers
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Dinsmore product liability attorneys Christopher Jackson and Kyle Bunnell co-authored an article in the February edition of For registration regarding how manufacturers and resellers can succeed in product liability claims. An excerpt is below.
Your client manufacturer of recreational products sends you a complaint in a new lawsuit or a letter of complaint for a new file. Immediately you notice that not only is your client a defendant, but a recreational product dealer is also being sued. What implications does the dealer’s involvement in the case have on your defense of the manufacturer’s case?
When defending a manufacturer of recreational products in a dealer co-defendant case, engage the dealer and his attorney from the outset. Work together to exchange information on the case and develop coherent and complementary defense themes. The plaintiff is the only party that wins when the manufacturer and dealer go against each other. Defend the product, minimize finger pointing at co-defendants, and have the plaintiff do the work to prove their claims.
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