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Floyd v. Bic Corporation

United States District Court for the Northern District Court of Georgia
790 F. Supp. 276 (1992)


Mindy Floyd, a minor child, was injured by a lighter manufactured by Bic Corporation (Bic) (defendant). Floyd’s parents (plaintiffs) brought a claim on Floyd’s behalf, alleging that she had been injured by the defective or negligent design of Bic’s lighter. Among other claims, Floyd argued that Bic had a duty to design a childproof lighter because lighters could be dangerous when used by children. Bic moved for summary judgment on the issue.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Vining, J.)

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