California Supreme Court Watch

Apr 13, 2016
#16-105 Kim v. Toyota Motor Corp., S232754

#16-105 Kim v. Toyota Motor Corp., S232754. (B247672; 243 Cal.App.4th 1366, mod. 244 Cal.App.4th 643b; Los Angeles County Superior Court; VC059206.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case includes the following issue: Is evidence of industry custom and practice admissible in a strict products liability action?

05/11/16: The court ordered the issue to be briefed and argued in this case limited to the following: Did the trial court commit reversible error in admitting, as relevant to the risk-benefit test for design defect, evidence of industry custom and practice related to the alleged defect?

Review granted/issue limited 04/13/2016 | Oral argument: 05/29/2018 | Decided: 08/27/18 

See the Court of Appeal opinion

See the Petition for Review

See the California Supreme Court opinion