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Prisoner Awarded $3.50 in Product Liability for Defective Shower Shoes

A Massachusetts Superior Court awarded David Jackson, a prisoner at the state prison in Walpole, $3.50 for a products liability claim related to a pair of plastic “deluxe” shower shoes Jackson bought from the prison canteen. The private canteen operator, Keefe Commissary Network refused to reimburse Jackson for the shoes because they were not defective when he bought them.

Jackson contended at the bench trial that after showering with the shoes 10 to 12 times, the sides became detached. The court entered a verdict on July 5, 2007, that awarded Jackson the 3.07 he paid for the shoes, plus $0.43 in interest. See: Jackson v. Keefe Commissary Network, Superior Court, Worcester, MA, Case No:

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