U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Ninth Circuit holds that California design-defect claims do not always require expert proof of defect, which may rest on unforeseeable risks unknown to the manufacturer at the time of manufacture

April 28, 2023

Click here to view the opinion.

U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to dismiss design-defect claim and reaffirm that such claims require expert proof of a specific defect, not merely that a product caused injury

August 12, 2022

Click here to view the coalition amicus brief. Philip S. Goldberg, Elliott M. Davis, and Christopher E. Appel of Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

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