In Temple v. Wean United, Inc., the Ohio Supreme Court formally adopted section 402 (A) of the Restatement (Second) of Torts, thus recognizing in Ohio the Restatement's strict liability cause of action for injury caused by defectively manufactured products. Although the Restatement clearly states that recovery may be had in strict liability for personal injury and for property damage, there is debate over whether "economic loss" should be recoverable under the doctrine of strict liability. This comment will review existing case law to determine whether economic loss may be recovered from the manufacturer of a defective product under a theory of strict liability in Ohio.
Howlett, Edward J. II
"Strict Liability and Economic Harm in Ohio,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 13
, Article 8.
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