I couldn't disagree with you more. The correct way to see other companies take up this technology is via competition. When they see Sawstop outselling them, they will come to the plate. This kind of frivolous lawsuit degrades our entire society because nobody is taking responsibility for their actions. This should be settled in the marketplace not the courtroom.
This is no different than idiot juries awarding money for a burnt mouth from drinking hot coffee. I agree that you can't fix stupid, what's worse is the jury system being allowed to make such a precedent making decision, and lastly whoever the attorney was for the table saw company was clearly not doing their job. There needs to be some serious reform in this legal world. The guy who cut himself had a choice, he could have purchased a "Sawstop" saw, but went for a cheaper one. That's like buying a cheap car without an airbag, then suing the company because there wasn't an airbag. This decision should not stand.
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