Docket No. 69581, (Calendar No. 3).

421 Mich. 670 (1984)

365 N.W.2d 176


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided December 28, 1984.

Released February 11, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

The Jaques Admiralty Law Firm (by Leonard C. Jaques) for the plaintiffs.

Kerr, Russell & Weber (by C. Kenneth Perry, Jr., and Louis G. Corey) for the defendant.

Amicus Curiae:

Dickinson, Wright, Moon, VanDusen & Freeman (by John E.S. Scott and Michael G. Vartanian) for Michigan Defense Trial Counsel.


This products liability action arose out of injuries sustained in an accident involving the operation of a hand-operated forklift manufactured by defendant. The procedural events leading up to this appeal include two trials1 and two reversals and remands for new trials by the Court of Appeals.2 Plaintiffs John Prentis and his wife, Helen, brought suit alleging...

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