In order to establish a claim of strict liability for a defective product, the plaintiff must prove the following elements by a preponderance of the evidence:

  1. That the defendant was the___________________________ of the product;
  2. That the product was defective;
  3. That the defect existed when the product left the defendant’s possession;
  4. That the product was used in a manner which was reasonably foreseeable by the defendant; and
  5. That the defect was a [proximate] [legal] cause of the damage or injury to the plaintiff.

NEV. J.I. 7.02

BAJI 9.00

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