Black and Decker Circular Saw Wrongful Death Products Liability
David Randolph Smith
David Randolph Smith Edmund J. Schmidt III
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Wrongful Death Suit in Illinois Against Black & Decker
for Defective Design of Circular Saw






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The firm represents the Estate of Richard R. Stallings in a wrongful death suit pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Black & Decker Corporation and Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., No. 06-4078-JPG.

The case involves claims of defective design for the failure of the portable Black & Decker circular saw to have a riving knife (riving blade) to prevent kickbacks. The case is in the early stages of discovery.

The Illinois Court of Appeals ordered a new trial in the case (handled by former counsel) on the grounds that design evidence that Black & Decker did in fact design and sell portable circular saws with a riving knife design (in Europe) should not have been excluded from evidence.

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