Published on August 28, 2009 | by LawNews

Prof. Norman Silber in New York Times Story on Chrysler’s Reversal on Product Liability

Professor Norman I. Silber was quoted in the following New York Times article.

Chrysler Reverses Stance on Product Liability
By Christopher Jensen
The New York Times
August 28, 2009

Norman Silber, a law professor at Hofstra University where he teaches consumer law, said he suspected General Motors‘ willingness to accept responsibility for the suits played a factor in Chrysler’s reversal. When G.M. followed Chrysler through bankruptcy, it took a different approach. It was willing to accept responsibility for future product-liability suits by current owners. Whatever Chrysler’s motivations, Mr. Silber said the automaker was finally living up to its corporate responsibility. “The lives of many accident victims and their families are going to be better as a result,” he said.

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