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Lewis v. Sea Ray Boats, Inc.
Citation:119 New. 100, 65 P.3d 245 (2003)
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Leo Gasse was killed and Robin Lewis was catastrophically injured by carbon monoxide poisoning during an overnight stay on Gasse’s boat, manufactured and sold by Sea Ray Boats, Inc. (Defendant). The Defendant had included two warnings about the risk of carbon monoxide coming from the engine and demonstrated how to keep the boat ventilated when it sold the boat. The evidence suggested that the carbon monoxide came from the generator, used to power the air conditioning. The heirs of Gasse and Lewis (Plaintiffs) sued the Defendant, arguing that it was strictly liable for the injuries.
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