Pa. High Court Urged To Adopt Revised Tort Law

Law360, Philadelphia (June 5, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A steel tubing manufacturer found liable for damages for a house fire sparked by lightning urged the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday to adopt a nationally accepted body of tort law that would force judges to consider whether a product was negligently designed as part of product liability analyses.

Omega Flex Inc. told the justices in a brief that the state continued to rely on an outdated strict liability analysis included in the American Law Institute's tort law treatise known as the Restatement of Torts, Second, despite the fact that most other jurisdictions throughout the country had adopted the Third Restatement....

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