Christopher Haywood v. Loftin's Rental, Inc. and Powermatic, Inc.

Date: May 1999
Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Product Liability; While using a Powermatic table saw, Plaintiff suffered amputation to three fingers.  Plaintiff contended that Powermatic, as manufacturer and distributor of a Powermatic saw, was negligent and strictly liable for the defective design of the table saw.

Powermatic settled for $8,000 after jury selection; Loftin's Rent-All settled for $45,000 during trial.