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Mesman v. Crane Pro Serv., 04-2146

In a products liability suit, the judge properly granted defendant's motion for a new trial where the jury had been confused by irrelevant evidence and had ignored critical instructions.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/07/2005
  • Decided 05/31/2005
  • Published 05/31/2005


  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, RIPPLE, and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.



  • For Appellant:
  • Kenneth J. Allen (argued), Michael T. Terwilliger and William J. Lazarus,Allen & Associates, Valparaiso, IN, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Byron D. Knight (argued), Elizabeth A. Knight, Knight, Hoppe, Kurnik & Knight, Des Plaines, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.
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