August 27, 2018 / 10:54 PM / 3 months ago

Industry practice evidence admissible in some product liability cases-Ca. court

The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that evidence a manufacturer conforms with industry custom and practice may be admissible in product liability lawsuits alleging design defects.

In a 7-0 decision affirming a judgment in favor of Toyota Motor Corp in a lawsuit over a crash avoidance feature, the state’s highest court said industry practice evidence could help jurors compare cost and feasibility of alternative designs.

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