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07 Jan 2017 Appeals Court Finds Compliance With Industry Standards Not Relevant

  In a recent decision, the Indiana Court of Appeals held that evidence of a manufacturer’s compliance with industry standards was not relevant in a case alleging negligent design. Terex-Telelect v. Wade, 59 N.E.3d 298 (Ind. Ct. App. 2016).   The plaintiff, Anthony Wade, was injured when he fell from an aerial passenger bucket attached to a truck. Wade alleged that Terex was negligent under the Indiana Product Liability Act in designing the bucket because it was manufactured without an interior step to facilitate egress…