Bryon Friedman and Rob Wilson secured a significant decision from the Supreme Court, New York County, granting partial summary judgment dismissing strict product liability and breach of warranty claims brought by a customer who claims she was burned while receiving a highlighting treatment at a beauty salon. The treatment involved wrapping locks of hair in foils that contained a chemical mixture. The plaintiff theorized that the colorist improperly mixed the highlighting chemicals, causing the foils to overheat. The court, while acknowledging strict liability may be availa
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