The defendant appeals judgment on a jury verdict for strict liability manufacturing defect and for negligence. The evidence presented by the plaintiff did not contain proof that manufacturing defects, such as unknown contaminants or corroded parts, were more likely causes of the fire than a soldering anomaly. Nor did the plaintiff eliminate design defect as a possible cause of the fire. Even presuming the defendant had a duty to warn Clutch City about an alleged illumination defect; to change its quality control procedures to detect the illumination defect; and to change its manufacturing process to prevent the illumination defect, there is no evidence that but for these failures the fire would not have occurred. The trial court's judgment is reversed and rendered. Houston's 1st Court of Appeals, No. 01-12-00574-CV, 08-29-2013.
iLight Technologies, Inc. v. Clutch City Sports & Entertainment, L.P.
Tex. App. Dist. 1
August 29, 2013