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Coney v. J.L.G. Industries, Inc.
Citation:97 Ill.2d 104, 454 N.E.2d 197, 73 Ill.Dec. 337 (1983)
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Clifford Jasper sustained injuries and later died from an accident occurring while he operated a hydraulic aerial work platform. The administrator of Jasper’s estate (plaintiff) sued the manufacturer of the work platform, J.L.G. Industries Inc. (defendant), for strict products liability, seeking damages under the wrongful death and survival statutes. The defendant argued in defense that Jasper or his employer were guilty of comparative negligence, and that the defendant could not be found jointly and severally liable for their comparative negligence.
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