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Doyle v. Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft
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Victoria Doyle was seriously injured when her new 1989 Volkswagen Jetta was struck in the rear by another vehicle. An expert testified that her injuries were caused by the absence of a lap belt. The Jetta had automatic shoulder belts but no lap belts, a design which was authorized by federal standards. The Doyles sued Volkswagen for negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty. Defendant moved for summary judgment arguing that they had no duty to exceed federal standards. The trial court granted defendant’s motion and the Georgia Supreme Court reversed.
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