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Case dismissed

December 11, 2008

After initially agreeing to hear this case, the Florida Supreme Court dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction. The court's decision to dismiss the case results in continued ambiguity regarding liability for the manufacture of inherently dangerous products.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief addressing third restatement of torts and proof of a reasonable alternative design

June 13, 2008

NCLC urged the Florida Supreme Court to adopt Section Two of the Third Restatement to require that a reasonable alternative design must be proven before a product can be determined to be defectively designed. In its brief, NCLC argued that a decision imposing liability on the defendant in this case would have a wide-reaching impact on all makers and sellers of all inherently dangerous products, contrary to Florida law and to sound public policy.

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