Product Recalls / Malfunction Theory / Meaning of "Collapse"


This issue of our Perspectives newsletter highlights three interesting and important issues:

• "Product Recalls and Expectation Bias" discusses the phenomenon when recalled products become the focus of a fire investigation before a thorough origin and cause investigation is properly conducted;

• “'Malfunction Theory' of Products Liability" considers the recent appeal of a CT Supreme Court case in which the plaintiff’s evidence was insufficient to establish its claim under the “malfunction theory;” and

• "Meaning of 'Collapse' in Property Insurance" examines the elusive nature of the term “collapse” due to ambiguities in policy language and differences in interpretation.

Tedford & Pond is a law firm with a national practice that brings a singular client focus to your fire, product, and insurance litigation needs. Our business colleagues find Perspectives an invaluable resource for discussions of current issues and interesting developments in the law. We invite you to sign up to receive your own copy of Perspectives, and to share it with your colleagues.

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