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Automaker’s comparative negligence defense nixed (access required)

Personal responsibility and product liability collided in a South Carolina Supreme Court opinion that bars automakers from raising the defense of comparative negligence in crashworthiness suits. The state’s highest court held on May 17 that General Motors could not use the defense to reduce its damages in a federal suit over a fatal crash involving a ...

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