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Santos-Rodriguez v. SeaStar Solutions, 15-2171

In a suit brought by a plaintiff, who was injured in a boating accident when a corroded rod end that was part of the boat's steering mechanism failed, against the manufacturer of the boat's steering mechanism, alleging a design defect and a failure to warn, the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff cannot prove that any failure to warn caused his injuries; 2) plaintiff cannot prove that any design defect in the steering rod caused his injuries; and 3) plaintiffs' derivative claims cannot survive.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/06/08




  • United States First Circuit


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