The History of Material Liability

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The History of Material Liability

Materials blogger Grace Jeffers discusses where we’ve been and where we’re headed with product safety standards.

On December 31, 1986 the second largest hotel fire in U.S. history occurred at the Hotel Dupont Plaza in San Juan, Puerto Rico on New Year's Eve. The fire was set by three arsonists but it has been litigated that because of new furniture and finishes the fire was incredibly fast, hot, and destructive and ultimately fatal. Ninety-seven people died and 140 were injured...

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