Case Detail

Bugosh v. I.U. North America, Inc.
On June 16, 2008, WLF filed a brief with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, urging it to reject Pennsylvania''s current product liability rule that holds distributors strictly liable for injuries from products which they did not even manufacture. WLF''s brief advocates the adoption of a revised rule used by most other states that would apply a negligence standard for assessing liability. WLF''s brief argued that Pennsylvania should reject the strict liability standard found in the Restatement (Second) of Torts, Product Liability, Section 402A, which was originally adopted to deal with manufacturing defects, and instead adopt a negligence standard found in Restatement (Third), Section 2 of the Restatement Third, which would be fairer to distributors of products. On June 16, 2009, the court dismissed the case without explanation and without deciding the issues presented.
Case Status:
Appeal dismissed.
More Information and Downloads:
6/16/2008: Download the Brief
Press Release: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Urged to Revise Product Liability Rule
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