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Moran v. Faberge, Inc.

Court of Appeals of Maryland
332 A.2d 11 (1975)


Randy Williams, who was 15 years old, poured a bottle of cologne manufactured by Faberge, Inc. (Faberge) (defendant) underneath the flame of a lit candle. The act resulted in a burst of flame that burned Williams’s friend, Nancy Moran (plaintiff). There was no flammability warning on the bottle of cologne, although the cologne was highly flammable. Moran brought suit against Faberge for failure to warn. At trial, Faberge acknowledged that it knew of the danger of placing the cologne near a flame. The jury returned a verdict for Moran. However, the trial judge awarded a judgment notwithstanding the verdict to Faberge. The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland affirmed. Moran appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Digges, J.)

Dissent (O’Donnell, J.)

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