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We can’t always predict how a product may be used, or misused. But that doesn’t mean that manufacturers must warn consumers of every conceivable hazard of using their products.

In fact, in the state of Michigan, as the result of a recent State Supreme Court decision, you can’t hold a manufacturer or seller liable for a condition that is plainly open and obvious. In sustaining the language of Michigan’s current product liability law, Michigan’s highest court imposed a high burden of proof on plaintiffs in product liability cases last year in Greene v. A.P. Super Products, Ltd. and Super 7 Beauty Supply Inc.

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