In any product liability action, the following shall not be admissible as direct evidence of a defect:
Terms Used In Arizona Laws 12-686
- Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Product: means the individual product or any component part of the product that is the subject of a product liability action. See Arizona Laws 12-681
- State of the art: means the technical, mechanical and scientific knowledge of manufacturing, designing, testing or labeling the same or similar products that was in existence and reasonably feasible for use at the time of manufacture. See Arizona Laws 12-681
1. Evidence of advancements or changes in the state of the art subsequent to the time the product was first sold by the defendant.
2. Evidence of any change made in the warnings, design or methods of manufacturing or testing the product or any similar product subsequent to the time the product was first sold by the defendant.