The California Supreme Court has held that a plaintiff, seeking to impose strict tort liability on a manufacturer or seller of an injury causing defective product, does not have the burden of proving that the defect made the product unreasonably dangerous, as required by Section 402A of the Restatement (Second) of Torts.
Cronin v. J.B.E. Olson Corp., 8 Cal. 3d 121, 501 P.2d 1153, 104 Cal. Rptr. 433 (1972).
Donald H. Presutti,
Products Liability - Strict Liability in Tort - Section 402A of the Restatement (Second) of Torts - Plaintiff's Burden of Proof,
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