Davis v. HappyLand Toy Company
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Joey Davis was two years old when he died after swallowing beads from his sister's make-your-own jewelry set. Test revealed that Joey had elevated gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) levels in his system at the time of death and that the elevated GHB could have been a result of the chemicals used in the beads. Andy Davis, Joey's parent, has sued HappyLand Toy Company for strict liability, claiming that the beads were defectively designed. HappyLand Toy Company denies that its beads were defectively designed and has also asserted an affirmative defense of comparative fault, claiming that the negligence and/or recklessness of Andy Davis and/or Joey's babysitter was more responsible than HappyLand Toy Company for Joey's death.
There are nine witnesses total: two plaintiff only; two defense only; and five that can be called by either side. Expert witnesses include a pharmacologist, a child psychologist, and a toxicologist.
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Table of Contents
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE AS A FULL TRIAL
LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND PLEADINGS
Statutes and Regulations
1   Exhibit A to the Complaint
2   Exhibit B to the Complaint
3   Curriculum Vitae of Reese Gardner
4   Curriculum Vitae of Kendall Oxman
5   Curriculum Vitae of Chase Tuchmont
6   Memorandum from Alison Burton Cornell to Blake Lexington, dated May 15, YR-2
7   Email from Lexington to all employees, dated March 9, YR-2
8   Email from Lexington to Rodriguez and Brown, dated April 13, YR-2
9   Email from Rodriguez to Lexington, Brown, and Swift, dated April 15, YR-2
10 Email from Lexington to Rodriguez, Brown, and Swift, dated April 15, YR-2
11 Email from Brown to Lexington, dated May 16, YR-2
12 Email from Lexington to Swift and Brown, dated May 16, YR-2
13 Email from Swift to Lexington, dated May 16, YR-2
14 Email from Lexington to Brown, dated May 16, YR-2
15 Email from Brown to Lexington, dated May 16, YR-2
16 Email from Lexington to all employees, dated August 14, YR-2
17 Mouthing Behavior article by Kendall Oxman
18 Expert Report of Kendall Oxman, dated August 15, YR-1
19 Material Safety Data Sheet for 1,4 butanediol
20 Material Safety Data Sheet for 1,5 pentanediol
21 GHB: Separating Myth from Truth, by Freeland and Hartsfield
22 Autopsy of Joey Davis
23 Record of Outpatient Visit, dated October 5, YR-3
24 Deposition transcript of Erin Swift
25 Confidentiality Agreement of "Alex Johnson"
26 Handwritten note in possession of Tristan Frost
27 Labels for packaging of Princess Beads
28 Printout of www.whatsthat.nita entry for 1,4-butanediol
29 Undated note from "ES" to "Blake" that begins "I thought you would want to hear"