Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Lambertson v. Cincinnati Corp
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The Appellant sold a press brake to the Plaintiff’s employer, the Third-Party Defendant. In April 1972, the Plaintiff was assisting another employee in the operation of the brake when, in attempting reach an errant strip of metal, the Plaintiff reached through the apparatus, crushing his arm in the process. The Plaintiff filed a worker’s compensation claim and recovered from the Third-Party Defendant. The Plaintiff then filed an action against the Appellant and the Appellant sought contribution from the Third-Party Defendant. The trial court granted judgment in favor of the Plaintiff and denied the Appellant’s request for contribution. The Appellant appealed.
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