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Daly v. General Motors Corp.
Citation:20 Cal.3d 725, 575 P.2d 1162, 144 Cal.Rptr. 380
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Daly (plaintiff) was driving his Opel automobile one day. He was involved in an accident that resulted in him being thrown from his automobile. Daly was killed as a result of the accident. Daly’s family brought a products liability suit for his death, alleging that a defect in the automobile’s door latch led to his death. At trial, however, there was evidence that Daly did not use the shoulder harness system or did not lock the automobile’s door. There was also evidence that Daly was intoxicated at the time of the accident. The jury found for General Motors Corporation (defendant). Daly’s family appealed.
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