Michigan Supreme Court asked to hear personal injury case
The Michigan Supreme Court heard the case of Steven Iliades vs. Dieffenbacher North America on Nov. 7.
The original case revolved around a lower court's ruling that Dieffenbacher North America could not be held liable for an employee's injuries because the plaintiff’s action of partially climbing into the machine constituted "misuse" of the machine that was not reasonably foreseeable.
Iliades attorneys argued the decision of the trial court; and appeals to the Supreme Court that the misuse in the case was reasonably foreseeable because employees were trained on a safety device to stop the machine from cycling, and it was common for employees to stop the machine and reach into it to retrieve parts.
The plaintiff appeals to the court to not grant the defendant its motion for summary disposition.
Michigan Supreme Court case number 154358
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