Linden v. CNH America, LLC
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
673 F.3d 829 (2012)
Thomas Linden Jr. (plaintiff) suffered severe injury when he was ejected from the cab of a bulldozer in a rollover accident. He brought a products-liability lawsuit against the bulldozer manufacturer, CNH America, LLC, and the seatbelt manufacturer, IMMI (together, defendants). Linden claimed the seatbelt buckle had three manufacturing defects: the casing lacked sufficient UV-resistant material to prevent degradation, lacked strengthening polycarbonate, and fit the ejector holder too loosely. The court dismissed the claims against the seatbelt manufacturer as time-barred by the applicable statute of repose and granted a directed verdict for CNH on Linden’s manufacturing defect claims. Linden appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Shepherd, J.)
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