2nd Circuit Seeks State Court Definition For 'Unreasonably Dangerous'

2nd Circuit Seeks State Court Definition For 'Unreasonably Dangerous'

NEW YORK - Whether a cigarette can be an "unreasonably dangerous" product under the Connecticut Products Liability Act (CPLA) absent contamination or adulteration has not been answered in the state, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said in a Sept. 10 opinion staying resolution of the appeal of a tobacco verdict and certifying the question to the Connecticut Supreme Court (Barbara Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 11-3865, 2nd Cir.).

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