Nike is once again under fire from the sports world. During the much anticipated rivalry between Duke and UNC, five star Duke freshman Zion Williamson went down 35 seconds into the first quarter after his left shoe, aNike PG 2.5 PE, fell apart. It took sports Twitter all of 20 minutes to have Nike “trending” worldwide, and not in a good way.
This begs the question of product liability. Is Nike responsible for the damages caused by Williamson’s shoe blow out? Although it is unlikely that Pennsylvania law will apply, we will examine this scenario as if it did.
In the Pennsylvania Suggested Standard Jury, the plaintiff must prove three (3) things: (1) the product malfunctioned; (2) the product was given only normal or anticipated use prior to the accident; and (3) that no reasonable secondary causes were responsible for the accident. Let’s take a look at how this most likely applies to the Duke star’s injury:
At Leonard Sciolla, our attorneys represent people who are injured when products fail. By conducting diligent investigations to establish plaintiff’s burden, we aim to give our clients the highest chance of success in product liability cases.
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