Product liability refers to a manufacturer or seller being held liable for placing a defective product into the hands of a consumer. Responsibility for a product defect that causes injury lies with all sellers of the product who are in the distribution chain. In general terms, the law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. When a product has an unexpected defect or danger, the product cannot be said to meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer.
Peter has the unique experience of successfully handling products liability matters from both sides, prosecuting cases for plaintiffs during the first half of his career. For the past 9 years, Peter has represented defendants in cases including: Product manufacturers; manufacturer of component parts; parties that assembled or installed the product; wholesalers as well as retailers that sold the product to the consumer.