TORTS (PRODUCT LIABILITY) & MOTOR CARRIERS / Federal Motor Carrier Administration regulations would be admitted into evidence to show existence of defect in a trailer in product liability case for wrongful death in traffic accidents.

The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and FMCSA Regulations in combination comprise “a consistent and mutually-supportive set of regulations, as intended by Congress in the Vehicle Safety Act.”

Bradley v. Fontaine Trailer Co. Inc., Slip copy, 2013 WL 74238 (U.S. District Court for Connecticut, January 4, 2013). Free copy available here.