Chain of Distribution Liability: Tag, You're It


In one of a series of articles written by Denis Stearns that address the legal risks faced by manufacturers and distributors of food products, he explains chain of distribution liability in simple terms: If you had a role in the distribution of a defective product that ends up causing an injury, in half of the states you can be sued and held liable, even if you were nothing more than a conduit that moved an unopened box from Point-A to Point-B. The article appeared in an online newsletter for ID Access.

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