Inoperative Brake Law and Legal Definition

An inoperative brake is defined as "a primary brake that, for any reason, no longer applies or releases as intended. To respond as intended is to produce the result that a device or system is designed to produce." Lafferty v. Norfolk S. Ry. Co., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106442 (N.D. Ohio Nov. 12, 2009)