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Savage v. Jacobsen Manufacturing Co.

District Court of Appeal of Florida
396 So. 2d 731 (1981)


Sharon Savage (plaintiff) was employed by a golf course to mow the grass with a ride-on tractor manufactured by Jacobsen Manufacturing Company (Jacobsen) (defendant). When the golf course bought the tractor, there was a platform underneath the seat that was used as a step and painted with non-skid paint. Approximately three years after the purchase, the paint had worn off, and the platform had become slippery. Savage slipped on the platform while dismounting the tractor and was injured. Savage brought a products-liability suit based on strict liability. Savage claimed that the lack of a non-skid surface on the platform had caused her injury. The trial court granted Jacobsen’s motion for summary judgment. Savage appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Boardman, J.)

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