Summary: Product Liability Expert Witnesses on disagree on whether an electric stove was defective and unsafe for use.
Facts: In Astacio v Birdie 141 Broadway Assoc., 2020 NY Slip Op 31074(U), Supreme Court, New York County, plaintiff lived in an apartment in New York. In early 2014, the gas service to her building was stopped, and she could not use her gas stove. Defendant provided residents with a two burner electric stoves.
The plaintiff acknowledged that she had used many different electric stoves, as the gas service to the building was consistently interrupted. The plaintiff testified that she used many electric stoves during this time, as they would stop working. Each time she was provided with a new one. She denied ever damaging the units.