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Sturlese v. Six Chuter and AlliedSignal, Inc.

Sturlese v. Six Chuter and AlliedSignal, Inc., 822 So.2d 173 (La. App. 3rd Cir., 2002), reh. den. (La. App. 3rd Cir., 2002), writ den. 829 So.2d 1049 (La. 2002), established that the standard for determining reasonably anticipated use is an objective standard determined from the point of view of the manufacturer at the time of manufacture. A “foreseeable use” is not equivalent to a “reasonably anticipated use” under the Louisiana Product Liability Act. Plaintiff sustained paraplegia in an ultra-light aircraft accident and sought more than $15 million in damages.