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Kelley v. R.G. Industries, Inc.

Court of Appeals of Maryland
497 A.2d 1143 (1985)


Olen Kelley (plaintiff) was working at a store in Maryland when he was shot during a robbery of the store. The shooter used a gun designed by Rohm Gesellschaft, a German corporation, and assembled by R.G. Industries, Inc., a Miami-based corporation (defendants). Kelley filed a tort suit against the defendants, seeking to recover on a theory of strict liability. Kelley claimed that the manufacture of handguns was an abnormally dangerous activity.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Eldridge, J.)

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