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Miraldi & Barrett Co., LPA

Q
Is this a state or a federal court issue?

A
Product liability is tried at the state court level, and falls under common law (state judge-made law) and the Uniform Commercial Code. There may also be federal and state statutes, regulations, and safety orders that could be involved in the case.  If the manufacturer has its principal place of business out of state, the manufacturer may have the right to transfer a case filed in state court to the federal court.