Civil Practice

Pa. Products Liability Law Malfunctioning Into a Widening Split of Authority

, The Legal Intelligencer

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In the most ironic of ironies, Pennsylvania products liability law is defective and malfunctioning itself given the confusion in the federal courts over whether the Restatement (Second) of Torts or the different analysis set forth in the Restatement (Third) of Torts should be utilized in such cases. This uncertainty is the cause of an ever-growing split of authority not only between the Pennsylvania state and federal courts, but also amongst, and even within, the different federal district court branches across the state.

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