Judge: Engineer’s Alternative Design Testimony Is Unreliable In Product Liability Suit
(November 11, 2016, 1:07 PM EST) -- HATTIESBURG, Miss. — A mechanical engineer’s testimony concerning a feasible alternative design is unreliable in a product liability case against Deere & Co. that alleges that a lawnmower rolling over caused a man’s injuries and paralysis, a Mississippi federal judge ruled Nov. 8 (Ricky Barnett v. Deere & Co., No. 15-2, S.D. Miss.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154774).
(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #30-161209-002Z.)
Ricky Barnett filed the product liability case against Deere, alleging that his severe injuries and permanent partial paralysis were caused by...