“Clap On, Clap Off, Case Dismissed”

by Walter Olson on May 21, 2011

Kevin at Lowering the Bar recalls an unsuccessful product liability action by a plaintiff who “managed to injure herself when attempting to activate ‘The Clapper,’ the famous as-seen-on-TV device that promised to permanently eliminate that tiresome chore of actually crossing a room and operating a light switch.”


1 Le Mur 05.21.11 at 6:59 am

Idea (uh oh) – How about criminal “harassment” charges for people who file bogus lawsuits?
(I know it’d never fly because DAs wouldn’t want to cut into their cohorts’ profits).

2 John Burgess 05.21.11 at 3:32 pm

Yes, but having fallen, will this case find some way to get back up again?

3 J.T. Wenting 05.21.11 at 11:14 pm

This is promising, a product liability lawsuit that does NOT lead to a massive settlement or verdict.

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