Pennsylvania Federal Judge: No Strict Liability In Personal Injury Case
(September 14, 2015, 8:37 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — Allegations that the former designer of a resistance band that injured a plaintiff can be held strictly liable for those injuries were rejected by a Pennsylvania federal judge on Sept. 9 (Glenn Thorpe and Patricia Thorpe v. Bollinger Sports LLC, et al., No. 14-4520, E.D. Pa.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119643).
(Decision available. Document #77-150923-003Z.)
According to U.S. Judge Gerald J. Pappert of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, strict liability cannot attach to defendant Bell Sports Inc. in light of evidence that Bell sold...