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3rd Circ. Revives Liability Suit Over Girl's Lost Foot

Law360 (April 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Finding that injured bystanders have the right to bring strict liability and negligence claims against a product's manufacturer, a federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's ruling of summary judgment for a lawn mower maker in a suit over an incident that cost a young girl her foot.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit said Tuesday that a district court was wrong when it granted summary judgment to Simplicity Manufacturing Inc. on claims of negligence and strict products...
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