Union Carbide Corporation v. William P. Aubin, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D2018c, Case No. 3D10-1982, filed August 22, 2012. While declining to certify a direct conflict with the 4th DCA, reversed in part and remanded based on trial court’s error in denying the manufacturer’s Motion for Directed Verdict with respect to a product design defect by relying on the Second Restatement of Torts, rather than the “component parts” standard in Section 2 of the Third Restatement of Torts, as applied in Kohler Company v. Marcotte, 907 So. 2d 596 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005). This later standard of the governing law for products liability claims applies to the manufacturer’s duty to warn end-users of a finished product produced by another company but containing the manufacturer’s product; in this case, Union Carbide produced SG-210 Calidria, a grade of asbestos, for incorporation by others in joint compounds and texture sprays. (from RPPTL subcommittee).
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