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A recent asbestos decision by the New York Court of Appeals is a ‘‘dangerous outlier and untethers products liability from its traditional limitations,’’ attorneys Paul M. Pohl, Charles H. Moellenberg Jr., Dominic Rupprecht and Hayley A. Haldeman say. The ruling imposing liability on a manufacturer for failing to warn about the alleged dangers of a product it neither manufactured, sold, nor advertised—should be treated as a rare exception to the general rule that a manufacturer has no duty to warn about the dangers of another’s products.

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