A Montana jury a baseball bat manufacturer liable in the very sad and unfortunate death of a pitcher. The jury did not find that the bat was defective, the manufacturer had "failed to warn" of the danger.
Sorry, this is one of the dumbest verdicts I've ever seen.
Read the article that I have linked to. Apparently, according to the testimony, the ball flew off the bat faster , by less than a milisecond, then it would've flown off of a wood bat. Who should the manufacturer have warned?
The batter? The pitcher?
I wonder what kind of bat the pitcher used when he batted?
If the manufacturer had issued a warning what with the league have done, ban the bats?
Look, this is a very very sad death but I don't see any way that the baseball bat manufacturer can be held responsible for this young man's death. To me, this is just the sort of lawsuit and verdict that fuels the fire of tort reform and makes it tougher for anyone else who is injured.