Monday, January 16, 2017
Connecticut rejects Restatement 3d- Products Liability
In what some are calling the most important Connecticut tort-law decision in decades, last month the Connecticut Supreme Court declined to adopt the Restatement (Third)'s approach to product liability design-defect claims and “reaffirm[ed] its allegiance” to a “true strict liability” standard under §402A of the Restatement (Second). The case is called Bifolck v. Philip Morris, Inc. (Deb 29, 2016). The TortsProf Blog has more on the story here. Connecticut is thus the most recent of a number of states to have rejected the Restatement 3d's approach.