From our private database of 13,000+ case briefs...
David v. Crompton & Knowles Corp.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
58 F.R.D. 444 (E.D. Pa. 1973)
David (plaintiff) was injured by a shredding machine. He brought suit against Crompton & Knowles Corp. (Crompton) (defendant). David’s complaint alleged that Crompton designed, manufactured, and sold the machine in question to Crown Products Corporation (Crown), which was David’s employer. In its answer to the complaint, Crompton stated that it did not have sufficient knowledge to admit or deny the allegation. Subsequently, Crompton moved to amend that answer and deny that it designed, manufactured, and sold the shredding machine. Crompton based its motion to amend on information it purportedly became aware of that indicated that the machine in question was designed, manufactured, and sold by James Hunter Corporation (Hunter) prior to Crompton’s purchase of Hunter. Crompton claimed that it did not assume liabilities for the negligent design until after it acquired Hunter and therefore was not liable for the shredding machine.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Huyett, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 129,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,000 briefs, keyed to 176 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.