Green v. Bock Laundry Machine Company

PETITIONER:Green
RESPONDENT:Bock Laundry Machine Company
LOCATION:United States District Court, Western District North Carolina, Charlotte Division

DOCKET NO.: 87-1816
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

CITATION: 490 US 504 (1989)
ARGUED: Jan 18, 1989
DECIDED: May 22, 1989

ADVOCATES:
Joseph M. Melillo – on behalf of the Petitioner
Thomas D. Caldwell, Jr. – on behalf of the Respondent

Facts of the case

The petitioner from this case brief, Paul Green, has been one of the prisoners. He was going through the work-release program at the car wash. One day, Green entered a large dryer in order to turn it off, and his arm was torn off. As a result, he decided to sue the dryer’s producer, Bock Laundry Company, for product liability. Eventually, they impeached him at trial for demonstrating Paul’s two felony convictions. It should be indicated that Green was previously convicted of theft and a related felony. In conclusion, the jury ruled in favor of the corporation.