To prevail on a strict liability claim under the Connecticut Product Liability Act, a plaintiff must prove: 1.) the defendant was engaged in the business of selling the product; 2.) the product was in a defective condition and unreasonably dangerous; 3.) the defect existed at the time of sale and caused the injury; and 4.) the product was expected to and did reach the consumer without a substantial change.
Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
September 30, 2013