Product Line Liability Just Doesn’t Fly



Daniel Campbell wrote this bylined article analyzing recent cases that attempted to breathe new life into the product line exception to the general rule that a successor corporation is not liable for the wrongdoing of the predecessor. The cases illustrate “that the product line exception created impermissible liability to successor manufacturers. Today, the general rule of non-liability for a successor prevails as the majority and default rule,” Mr. Campbell wrote.