Greenman v. Yuba Power Products, Inc.
Supreme Court of California
377 P.2d 897 (Cal. 1963)
Greenman (plaintiff) used a power tool manufactured by Yuba Power Products (Yuba) (defendant) to shape pieces of wood. While Greenman was using it, the piece of wood he was shaping flew out of the machine and hit Greenman in the head, causing serious injury. Greenman brought a suit for breach of express warranty against Yuba. He introduced substantial evidence that the injury was caused by a defective design in the power tool. The trial jury found in favor of Greenman. Yuba appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Traynor, J.)
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