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Rossetti v. Busch Entertainment Corp.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
87 F. Supp. 2d 415 (2000)


Facts

Rossetti (plaintiff) was injured on an amusement park ride at a park owned by Busch Entertainment Corporation (Busch) (defendant). The park had an admission fee, which Rossetti paid before incurring her injury. Rossetti brought a products-liability suit based on strict liability against Busch. In a separate suit, Rossetti also sued Waterworld, the manufacturer of the ride. Busch argued that it was not in the business of selling products and thus could not be held liable under a theory of strict liability. Busch moved for summary judgment.

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