On Dangerous Thongs and Other Products

Posted on March 7, 2017 in Disputes

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Damaged corneas were probably not what Victoria’s Secret had in mind when it designed its cheeky (ha, ha) little “low-rise v-string” (part of the “Sexy Little Thing” line). According to a lawsuit brought by a California woman last month (see Today show interview), the thong flew apart and struck her in the eye. She declined to state her damages, but her attorney declares, “It’s a matter of consumer protection.”

When you have stopped snickering and snorting (hey . . . I sure did), realize there is a lesson here. When placing products in the stream of commerce, you never know when you’re going to hit a rock. All the more reason to make sure you have the right insurance in place and that you’ve shielded yourself by operating as a corporation, LLC or other limited liability entity.

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