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Law360 Publishes Vignali Article on Successor Firm’s Warranty Obligations

Law360

October 18, 2016

Author: Rosario M. Vignali

Rosario M. Vignali (Partner-White Plains) authored “Revisiting the Post-Sale Duty to Warn,” which appeared in the October 18, 2016, issue of Law360. In a case involving an automobile defect, the court denied a motion for summary judgment brought by the post-bankruptcy successor to the car’s actual manufacturer, noting, for example, that the successor had assumed warranty obligations to its customers when it entered into the 2009 sales agreement with old firm. According to Russ, “The cautious product manufacturer must keep abreast of developments in the state of the art and … with the assistance of seasoned counsel, the manufacturer may identify circumstances that require a post-sale duty to warn.”

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