Chapter_13_organizer - CHAPTER 13 Strict liability is the basis for recovery for activities which have been found to be Certain types of activities come

Chapter_13_organizer - CHAPTER 13 Strict liability is the...

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CHAPTER 13 Strict liability is the basis for recovery for activities which have been found to be: Certain types of activities come with very high duty, hurt someone by doing high risk activities, you’re going to pay. Some examples/activities where strict liability has been applied are: 1. Abnormally Dangerous Activities: defendant is strictly liable, involves high degree of risk that cannot be made more safe. 2. Wild animals: a person that owns a wild animal can be strictly liable for any injuries the animal causes. 3. Product liability: liability of manufactures and sellers for harmful or defective products. PRODUCT LIABILITY Product liability cases can be based on what theories of recovery: 1. Negligence 2. Misrepresentation 3. Strict liability 4. Warranties When a product liability case is based on negligence, due care must be exercised by the manufacturer in the following areas: 1. Designing the product 2. Assembling and testing the product 3. Placing adequate warnings on the label to inform the user of dangers of which an ordinary person might not be aware of.

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