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Product Liability Slides_Presentation

Product Liability Slides_Presentation - Business Law II...

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Business Law II Product Liability Spring, 2008 PowerPoint Slides Slide 1 ANNOUNCEMENTS Reading: Text 432 – 458 and UCC 2-312 through 2-318, Appendix B [15-16]; Casebook 105 - 122 . Assignment #3 available; due April 3. Product liability slides posted on the website. Midterm exam will be returned no earlier than Wednesday. Is your cell phone silent? ________Read text 432-458 and UCC 2- 312 through 2-318, appendix B (15-16); casebook 105-122. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 2 Product Liability Introduction Contract as a basis of product liability Express warranties Implied warranties Tort theories of recovery Negligence Strict liability ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 3 Suing for Products Liability Who will be liable? Who can sue – who can be a plaintiff? What proof is required to establish liability? What is the statute of limitations? What defenses are available that might limit liability? ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
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Business Law II Product Liability Spring, 2008 PowerPoint Slides Slide 4 Warranty Protection under UCC 2-318 Alternative A Family or member of buyer’s household or guest in home if use is reasonably foreseeable Alternative B Any natural person whose use is reasonably foreseeable Alternative C Any person whose use is reasonably foreseeable ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 5 UCC Warranties of Quality Express warranty UCC 2-313 Implied warranty of merchantability UCC 2-314 Implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose UCC 2-315 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 6 Proving breach of an express warranty Prove the seller made the representation Prove the buyer relied on the representation Prove the injury was caused by the failure of the product to measure up to the representation See Felley v. Singleton, Case 24-1, text at 446. ___________See felley v. singleton, Case 24-1, text at 446. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
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Business Law II Product Liability Spring, 2008 PowerPoint Slides Slide 7 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Applies only to consumer goods No written warranty required but any given must conform to the requirements of the Act Applies to manufacturers and sellers Enforced by FTC ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 8 Proving breach of warranty of merchantability Prove there was a defect in the product and The defect was the cause of the injury sustained See In Re L.B. Trucking, Inc. , Case 24-2, text at 448.
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