California Court of Appeal Ruling Eliminates Strict Liability Standard for Supplier of Chinese Building Products

On January 26, 2017, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division One, issued a 51 page ruling in Acqua Vista Homeowners Association v. MWI, Inc., D068406 (San Diego Superior Court No. 37-2009-00104348-CU-CD-CTL) which eliminated strict liability for defective building products in California. The product at issue was cast iron pipe manufactured in China. After trial in this case, a jury awarded in excess of 26 million dollars in damages caused by this defective Chinese cast iron pipe.   Read the article………….


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