Accident Victim's $25M Win Upheld Despite Question Of Blame

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Monday upheld a nearly $25 million verdict in favor of a woman who became paralyzed in a car accident when her seatback collapsed, but remanded the case for a retrial on the allocation of damages, ruling that a seat designer could not be held strictly liable for a product it did not manufacture.

The appeals court panel upheld the $24.7 million jury verdict for plaintiff Jaklin Romine, who had accused a number of car seat manufacturers and designers over alleged design...
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