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Webb v. Special Electric Co., Inc. – (Case No. S209927, May 23, 2016)

A supplier can discharge its duty to warn under the “sophisticated intermediary doctrine,” defense if it: 1) provides adequate warnings to the product’s immediate purchaser, or sells to a sufficiently sophisticated buyer, and 2) reasonably relies on the buyer to warn end users about the harm.

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Kim v. Toyota Motor Corporation – (2016) C.A. 2nd/7, No. B247672

In a strict products liability action, evidence of industry custom and practice may be admissible, depending on the nature of evidence and purpose for introducing such evidence.

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