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New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Lee Solomon/photo by Carmen Natale/ALM New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Lee Solomon/photo by Carmen Natale/ALM

Consumers can hold a company liable not only for misrepresenting a product but also the physical harm it causes, said the Supreme Court in a 5-0 decision, and therefore, a Consumer Fraud Act claim can be filed concurrently with a Product Liability Act claim in the same complaint.

“PLA and CFA claims may proceed in separate counts of the same suit, alleging different theories of liability and seeking dissimilar damages,” said Justice Lee Solomon, who delivered the opinion Wednesday.

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Suzette Parmley

Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, Governor, Legislature. She also contributes to The Legal Intelligencer and law.com. Suzette joined New Jersey Law Journal in Jan. 2019 from the Philadelphia Inquirer where she was a former Trenton Statehouse Correspondent and Business Reporter/Columnist. Awards: 1st Place for 2020 coverage of NJ Supreme Court; 2019 Specialized Writing Category, 5-time winner of the Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award from the New Jersey Press Association. Graduate of the Fels Center of Government/University of Pennsylvania. Email: [email protected] or follow on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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