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N.Y. High Court: Manufacturer Has Duty to Warn of Dangers Arising from ‘Reasonably Foreseeable’ Use of Product with 3rd-Party Products

ALBANY, N.Y. –– New York’s highest court has weighed in on a third-party component parts liability dispute, reiterating its position that a “manufacturer of a product has a duty to warn of the danger arising from the known and reasonably foreseeable use of its product in combination with a third-party product which, as a matter of design, mechanics or economic necessity, is necessary to enable the manufacturer’s product to function as intended.”

In its June 28 decision, the New York Court of Appeals affirmed two asbestos judgments totaling $11 million, concluding that the plaintiffs had presented evidence that defendant Crane ...

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