The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a $1.5-million judgment in a personal injury action arising from a Jet Ski® accident. Sands v. Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., No. 8-00009 (11th Cir., decided March 20, 2013) (unpublished). The court determined that the trial court did not err in denying the defendant’s motion to exclude as unreliable the testimony of plaintiff’s expert witness. The court noted that the plaintiff’s engineering expert sufficiently showed an alternative design even though he did not test his invention, a rotatable back seat, to determine whether it “would add new safety hazards.” According to the court, the expert was not required to rule out that possibility through exhaustive testing, and the defendant had the opportunity to and did cross-examined him at trial about whether his “proposed design created new hazards of a greater magnitude than those prevented.”