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ELLIS v. WEASLER ENG'G INC., 99-30965

Evidence that plaintiff's arm was torn off while inspecting a malfunctioning nut-harvesting machine while it was running is sufficient to support finding in product liability claim that plaintiff was injured while engaging in reasonably foreseeable use of the machine.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/11/2001
  • Published 07/11/2001

Judges

  • DENNIS, Circuit Judge:, Before SMITH and DENNIS, Circuit Judges, and HARMON, District Judge.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Richard E. Starling (argued), Pineville, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Harry Alston Johnson, III (argued), Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge, LA, David A. Hughes, Hughes & LeFleur, Alexandria, LA, for Defendant-Appellant.