• IADC Campaigns for Industry Custom Evidence in California's Design Defect Risk-Benefit Analysis
  • January 18, 2017 | Author: Lilian M. Loh
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - San Francisco Office
  • Recently, the International Association of Defense Counsel (“IADC”) filed an amicus brief in support of Toyota in William Jae Kim v. Toyota Motor Corporation (No. S232754). Kim v. Toyota is currently on appeal before the California Supreme Court regarding whether evidence of industry custom is relevant to the risk-benefit test for design defect. The brief sheds light on the uncertainty currently facing manufacturers in California.