Manufacturers aren't insulated from liability just because products are installed in a new home [Los Angeles Daily Journal]

Mark Roth contributed an article to the Los Angeles Daily Journal titled, "Manufacturers aren't insulated from liability just because products are installed in a new home." This article discusses the recent appellate ruling that provides much-needed guidance on the scope of the Right to Repair Act — specifically, its applicability to defective products incorporated in new homes. In State Farm General Insurance Company v. Oetiker, Inc., the Oetiker court correctly concluded the goal of the Right to Repair Act was two-fold in that it provides additional remedies to homeowners who have not yet suffered property damage and it protects builders by providing them the opportunity to cure construction defects prior to litigation. 

 

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