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William A. Ruskin: Trademark Licensors As 'Apparent Manufacturers' In Product Liability Cases

By William A. Ruskin Although by no means a "hell hole" jurisdiction, it is difficult for a peripheral asbestos defendant to obtain summary judgment in Bridgeport Superior Court in Connecticut. Once summary judgment is denied, many asbestos defendants with questionable liability will often...

William A. Ruskin: A Further Look At The Apparent Manufacturer Doctrine

By William A. Ruskin We examined the Apparent Manufacturer Doctrine in an article last week where this theory of liability was discussed in the context of a Connecticut asbestos lawsuit. The Apparent Manufacturer Doctrine operates to impose liability in some jurisdictions, where a trademark licensor...