Challenging Plaintiff's Proof Of Reasonable Alternative Design

By William A. Ruskin In the majority of jurisdictions, to establish a claim for design defect in a product liability action, the plaintiff must present some proof of a "feasible alternative design" or "reasonable alternative design." In an article published in the IADC Product...

William A. Ruskin: The Product Liability Dilemma: Product vs. Service

By William A. Ruskin Courts have long struggled with hybrid fact scenarios that involve both a product and a service. When a corporate defendant is sued for personal injury, is it more advantageous for the defendant to be characterized as a service provider rather than a product manufacturer? The...