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Banks v. International Renting and Leasing Corp., 08-1603

In a suit that included claims for strict liability, breach of warranty, and loss of consortium arising out of an accident involving a rented van in which the plaintiffs were passengers, summary judgment in favor of the lessor of the van is reversed on those claims, where: 1) the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands issued a decision allowing lessors to be held strictly liable for injuries resulting from a defective product; 2) since the plaintiffs could pursue a theory of strict liability, the district court on remand could determine whether the plaintiffs could rely on warranties in the rental agreement with the defendant.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/23/2012
  • Published 05/23/2012

Judges

  • McKee

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Robert L. King, Michael J. Sanford

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