Hall v. Husky Farm Equipment, Ltd., 92 A.D.3d 1188 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2012)

(plaintiff fell into manure pit while removing ice from a hydraulic liquid manure pump manufactured by defendant, severing right hand on pump’s agitator; plaintiff and wife brought claims against pump manufacturer alleging strict liability and negligence for defective design and manufacture of the pump, failure to warn of latent defects and breach of warranty; defendant sought summary judgment dismissing all claims; lower court denied motion; on appeal, court found question of fact remained on claim of negligence because of competing expert opinions regarding feasibility of better design; all other claims dismissed for lack of proof). 

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