Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
  • M
  • Mischalski v. Ford Motor Co.Mischalski v. Ford Motor Co.
From our private database of 16,800+ case briefs...

Mischalski v. Ford Motor Co.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
935 F. Supp. 203 (1996)


Robert Mischalski (plaintiff) was a Polish citizen who came to the United States on a visa. Mischalski remained in the United States after his visa expired. Mischalski worked as a car mechanic. One day at the car shop, after hours, Mischalski was working on his friend’s car. Mischalski used the tire jack provided with the car. Both the car and the jack were manufactured by the Ford Motor Company (defendant). The tire jack collapsed while Mischalski was under the car, causing injury. Mischalski brought a products-liability suit against Ford. Ford filed a motion to amend its answer to add as an affirmative defense the fact that Mischalski was an illegal alien and working illegally off the books at the time of the injury.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Levy, J.)

What to do next…

  1. 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 449,000 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.

  2. 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 449,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,800 briefs, keyed to 224 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.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial