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Supreme Court to hear 'crashworthiness' case (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Virginia law recognizes a theory in products liability known as the "crashworthiness doctrine." The crashworthiness doctrine imposes liability on a manufacturer of a vehicle where the vehicle's design subjects a driver to an "unreasonable" risk of injury in an accident, according to the appellant's brief. Several federal courts ...