Loyal followers will remember that just four months ago Legal Lode introduced you to Linda Wachholz, a Wisconsin resident who tried and failed to hold Otto Environmental Systems accountable after she was injured while moving a cart, contrary to manufacturer directions, with its open lid hanging down. When she stepped on the lid, the cart flipped backwards and landed on her.
Since then, seeing more of these cases, I pondered devoting another column. Bin there, done that? (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) I am not deterred. Indeed, as a salute to SWANA’s WASTECON to be held later this month in Indianapolis, I report here on a decision from the Hoosier State.