The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has affirmed that punitive damages are not available to a plaintiff in a strict products liability action in Pennsylvania, raising an Erie doctrine conflict with decisions by Federal District Courts sitting in Pennsylvania.
Martin v. Johns-Manville Corp., 508 Pa. 154, 494 A.2d 1088 (1985).
William A. Weiler,
Punitive Damages - Strict Products Liability - Erie Doctrine,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol25/iss2/9