The burden of proof for plaintiffs in Florida product liability cases could steepen based on a tobacco case argued Thursday before the state Supreme Court. Justices were asked whether plaintiffs who sue over design defects in inherently dangerous products, such as cigarettes, must find a safer design option to prove liability. The case could change the future of product liability cases in Florida, a fact that concerned some of the justices and that caught the attention of groups on both sides of the issue.
Fla. High Court to Decide if Smokers Must Find Safer Cigarette for Damages
Daily Business Review
November 7, 2008