State Farm Insurance Co. v. Premier Manufacturing Systems, Inc.: Several-Only Comparative Fault Applies to Strict Liability

In State Farm Insurance Companies v. Premier Manufactured Systems, Inc., the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously held that Arizona Revised Statutes section 12-2506, which changed Arizona from a joint-and-several-liability to a comparative-fault regime for personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death, applies to strict products liability actions as well. The court also held that applying several-only liability to strict products liability claims does not violate the Arizona Constitution.