Action against Land Rover for strict liability and defective design
Pannu v. Land Rover N. Am., Inc., B218173, concerned a plaintiff's suit against an automobile manufacturer for strict liability and defective design, arising from an automobile collision which rendered him a quadriplegic, trial court's judgment for $21,654,000 against the defendants in finding stability and roof defects in the vehicle had caused plaintiff's injury.
In affirming the judgment, the court held that substantial evidence
supports the trial court's findings of strict liability on plaintiff's
claims of stability and roof defects, and that substantial evidence
supports the failure to warn finding. The court also held that the
trial court did not abuse its discretion in excluding defendant's
evidence. Lastly, the court held that the award of economic damages was
supported by substantial evidence.