The latest news regarding potentially defective Chinese imports has plaintiffs lawyers eyeing potential lawsuits while others may be scrambling to limit U.S. companies’ liability.

“I’m sure everyone involved — consumers, importers, retailers, plaintiffs lawyers — is on alert now,” said Lianne Pinchuk, an associate in New York’s Weil, Gotshal & Manges who is a member of the firm’s products liability and mass torts group. “I do think this is forcing all companies to get prepared.”

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