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The distributor's liability for defective medical devices – latest judgment of the Court of Appeals Düsseldorf

September 2012

Hogan Lovells International Product Liability Review 48/2012
Claimants will often prefer to bring claims against a local entity before their own courts, and in this particular case the claimant brought his claim in Germany against the German distribution company, which is an affiliate of the American manufacturer. The case shows the practical significance of the distributor's liability, which takes on particular importance in cases where the producer or importer is insolvent.

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