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Greenman v. Yuba Power Products, Inc.
Citation:59 Cal.2d 57, 27 Cal.Rptr. 697, 377 P.2d 897 (1963)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Greenman (Plaintiff) was seriously injured while using a power tool manufactured by Yuba Power Products (Defendant) to shape pieces of wood when a piece of wood flew out of the machine. About ten months later, the Plaintiff sued the Defendant for breach of express warranty and negligence, introducing substantial evidence that the injury was caused by a defective design in the power tool and pointing to the Defendant’s brochure which guaranteed the wood would stay in place.
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