No. 82-2154.

709 F.2d 620 (1983)

Janet S. KYLES, Special Administrator for the Estate of Stephen Michael Kyles, Deceased, and Janet S. Kyles, Individually and as Widow of Stephen Michael Kyles, Deceased, Appellee, v. BLACK & DECKER MFG. CO., Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided June 15, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John A. Rickerson, Rickerson & Welch, Omaha, Neb., for appellant.

Frank Matthews, Matthews, Cannon & Riedmann, P.C., Omaha, Neb., for appellee.

Before LAY, Chief Judge, HEANEY and FAGG, Circuit Judges.


Black & Decker Manufacturing Co. appeals from a judgment entered upon a jury verdict rendered against it. Stephen Michael Kyles was electrocuted while using a hand-held drill manufactured by Black & Decker. Janet Kyles, the special administrator for the decedent's estate, brought a wrongful death action against Black & Decker, alleging strict liability in tort. The jury returned a verdict in favor...

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