Conn. High Court Modifies Design Defect Standards

Law360, New York (May 19, 2016, 11:54 AM EDT) -- The Connecticut Supreme Court recently altered the legal landscape in Connecticut for design defect product liability claims. The case, Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,[1] nicknamed by the media as the "Good Tobacco" litigation, has received attention for its holding that strict liability lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers in Connecticut are not precluded by a 1965 comment to the Restatement (Second) of Torts. That comment states that "good tobacco" is not defective just because the effects of smoking are harmful. This holding, while important in its own right, may have less general impact than the Izzarelli court's modification and clarification of the...

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