Indiana Court of Appeals
Angela Brewer, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Rickey A. Brewer, Deceased v. PACCAR, Inc. d/b/a PETERBILT MOTORS CO.
Civil tort. Reverses the grant of summary judgment in favor of Peterbilt Motors Company and the denial of Angela Brewer’s motion for partial summary judgment. Finds Brewer designated sufficient evidence for summary judgment purposes that there were several safety features Peterbilt reasonably could have incorporated into its glider kits that might have prevented Rickey Brewer’s death. Also finds Rickey Brewer was a “consumer” of Peterbilt’s product for purposes of the Indiana Product Liability Act. Remands for further proceedings. Judge Paul Mathias concurs with separate opinion.