Clifford's Notes

One of the first things we learn in law school is the term res ipsa loquitur — "the thing speaks for itself," a legal theory embraced by courts for a long time.Courts in other states have used the phrase "malfunction doctrine" to describe a res ipsa theory involving the malfunction of a product. That doctrine permits a plaintiff to establish a prima facie strict products-liability claim …

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