In two cases in the last week, the 2nd Circuit certified to the New York Court of Appeals for decision what it called significant and unresolved questions of New York law regarding strict products liability and contracts. In the first, a worker who was injured by a used industrial machine sought to hold the former owner of the machine strictly liable. In the second, plaintiffs sued to recover a bonus for services to AMC Computer Corp. that was personally guaranteed by the company's CEO.
2nd Circuit Certifies Strict Liability, Contract Issues to N.Y. High Court
New York Law Journal
August 7, 2008