Kassick v. Milwaukee Elec. Tool Corp., 120 N.J. 130, 576 A.2d 270 (1990)

Practice Areas: Product Liability

Worker who was injured by using sanding equipment manufactured by defendant as grinder brought products liability action against defendant for its alleged failure to adequately warn of dangers of using machine as grinder without attaching guard on side handles, for failure to provide interlock to prevent use of equipment as grinder without guard, and for failing to provide interlock to prevent operation without side handle. The Superior Court entered judgment for manufacturer, and appeal was taken. The Appellate Division affirmed in part and reversed in part. On certification, the Supreme Court, Pollock, J., held that Appellate Division should not have determined what defects jury had found, given worker’s allegations of three distinct defects and submission of general verdict form.

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