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Smoot v. Mazda Motors of America, Inc.
Citation:469 F.3d 675 (7th Cir. 2006)
Mrs. Smoot (Plaintiff) was injured while driving her car when she hit either a pothole or piece of asphalt and the car’s airbag deployed. Mazda Motors of America, Inc. (Defendant) had sent notice the day before the accident of increased risk of airbag deployment at low speeds or minor impacts. The Plaintiff sued the Defendant under a theory of res ipsa loquitur.
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