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Pannu v. Land Rover N. Am., Inc., B218173

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By FindLaw Staff on January 20, 2011 3:49 PM

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.

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