U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Divided panel of the Ninth Circuit overturns jury verdict, holding that, under California strict product liability law, courts can instruct jurors to consider risks that were not, & could not have been, known to the manufacturer at the time of manufacture

February 06, 2020

Click here to view the opinion.

U.S. Chamber urges Ninth Circuit to affirm jury instructions that appropriately instructed products liability jurors to evaluate risks and alternatives based on science and technology available at the time a product was manufactured and used

December 21, 2018

Click here to view the brief filed by the U.S. Chamber, National Association of Manufacturers, Fertilizer Institute, Croplife America, American Coatings Association, International Association of Defense Counsel, and Coalition for Litigation Justice.

Philip S. Goldberg and Cary Silverman of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

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