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Design Defects – Layering Assumption of the Risk and Misuse of Product Defenses

May 27, 2014

This article was written by: William Newcomb for the Volume XI – Issue 1 – 2014 of the Carlock Copeland newsletter.

Personal injury lawsuits involving alleged defectively designed products – especially construction and industrial equipment – often arise from the consumer’s use of the product in a manner not intended by the manufacturer. In such cases, it is critical that the manufacturer avail itself of the two similar defenses of assumption of the risk and misuse of product.

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