This article concerns an area of the law of strict liability in tort which is now emerging from an embryonic stage in Ohio - namely, a manufacturer's liability for conscious design choices in developing its product. It is the thesis of this article that in the recent case of Temple v. Wean United, Inc., the Ohio Supreme Court has taken a major step toward a solution to the inherent difficulties in passing judgment upon the reasonableness of a manufacturer's conscious design choices. In doing so, the court has simultaneously lessened the otherwise open-ended exposure of manufacturers to liability concerning claims of defective product design.
Strause, Edgar A. and Hedden, James H.
"Liability for Product Design in Ohio - A First Step Toward Solution,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol11/iss4/4