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Can a product manufacturer be held liable for punitive damages in New Jersey?

 

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New Jersey defective products law will allow for punitive damages claims in products liability actions. In some cases, product manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers may be held liable for punitive damages, but only where there is evidence that the defendant engaged in wanton, willful conduct.

The majority of defective product cases in New Jersey will not involve punitive damages claims; they tend to be rare. Ordinary negligence is not sufficient to support a punitive damage claim. The kind of evidence which demonstrates wanton, willful conduct depends on the circumstances and might include things such as lying to inspectors or intentionally concealing facts from consumers. Learn more about punitive damages claims in New Jersey defective products actions.

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If you or a loved one was injured by a dangerous or defective product and would like to discuss your legal rights, contact an experienced  New Jersey products liability lawyer for a free consultation at 877.944.8396. Our products lawyers have helped many people who were injured by dangerous, defective products. In addition, our firm has the resources to prosecute these complex cases.

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