Product Liability Law Practice Group

Contact Atty. Jose P. Crisostomo, Jr.

We are one of only a few major Philippine law firms with a practice area in product liability law, which requires expertise in civil and remedial law, as well as in special laws like the Consumer Act of the Philippines. We have advised clients as diverse as Coca-Cola Amatil, Inc. (on beverage adulteration), Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (on potential Y2K bug liability), Toyota Bel-Air Inc. (on sale- of-vehicle warranties), Petronas Philippines Inc. (on an LPG cylinder recall), Slimmers Worlds International (on non-delivery of health club services) and San Miguel Corp., regarding product liability and consumer affairs matters, and have represented these and other clients before the trial courts and quasi-judicial agencies like the Bureau of Food and Drug (BFAD), and the Department of Trade and Industry’s Consumer Arbitration Division.

We have successfully defended a number of clients in food/beverage adulteration cases, and have secured important administrative rulings such as Leona vs. Coca Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. (BFAD Case No. FCM-123-93), where the Secretary of Health ruled that a complainant in an adulterated beverage claim must establish a “causal relationship” between the contamination and the manufacturer.

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