The Pennsylvania Supreme Court found that a manufacturer was independently liable under products liability for the failure to warn of a known defect in a component part. The court also held that a settlement by one joint tort-feasor -reduced the verdict amount only by the settling defendant's pro-rata share, and that the non-settling joint tort-feasor owed its full pro-rata share to the plaintiff.
Walton v Avco Corp., ___ Pa ___ ,610 A2d 454 (1992).
Stephen J. Del Sole,
Tort Law - Products Liability - Settlements - Contribution,
Duq. L. Rev.
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